Someone asked me the other day if I can eat these on a diet. Not a whole one, no.
I love to cook. Not just because I enjoy turning stuff into something yummy, but because I like impressing people. What makes staying disciplined relatively easy is cooking or baking makes me less hungry, not more. I also have other people around to eat all these things, so the last slice is usually well within safety margins. If there is one.
As is the case here.
Look, a quiche is one of the easiest things to make there is. Basically it’s standing scrambled eggs. What makes one so much fun is a crust, which means you can throw just about anything you want in there – making it a standing omelete. That’s simplifying things a bit, but think of it this way:
You’re 8, and mom dumps another gob of eggs on your plate before school. Or she takes a little more time and gives you this. Who has the coolest mom in school?
Feeding people is wonderful. It’s that extra step that makes them talk about the meal. Personally, I love food that’s simple and rustic. So when I want to make a quiche that makes people say “Wow!”, here’s what I do:
The one in the photo was made in an 8-inch medium-sized springform pan, so let’s go with that.