Today we make Quiche. It is not pronounced "Qwitch," nor is it pronounced "Qweetchie." It is not even pronounced "That One Egg Thing That Real Men Don't Eat."
Mostly because Real Men DO eat it. Real Women, too. And children. And small animals.
What makes this Quweesh different is that it does not have crust. It is, in fact, crustless. I love crust. But I often don't feel like making it. When that happens, I make this instead. (I have not yet found a way to make this work with coconut cream pie. That one seems to require crust).
When I grow up and become independently wealthy and buy my own island and make myself Queen, Crustless Quiche shall be the National Dish. Along with Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. After I command them to invent it. (They currently only make vanilla CC Cookie Dough Ice Cream. Off With Their Heads.)
Let us commence cooking. (And that is the royal "us.")
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped (or chopped roasted red pepper. LOVE roasted red pepper. You can buy it by the bottle)
1 clove garlic, minced (I've always been a snob about this and minced it personally. However, now I am a lazy snob, and buy pre-minced garlic in a bottle. It keeps forever–because like, what bacteria isn't intimidated by garlic? And I don't have to mess with little skins, or picking bits of it out of my press. Lazy-chicks Unite!)
2-3 big handfuls fresh spinach (I like to use my husband's hands.)
1 cup cooked ham, cubed (not someone who acts like a ham. Real ham.)
6 eggs, beaten (I've said this before: this is a non-violent blog. I persuade my eggs. I don't beat them.)
2-3 splashes Worcestershire sauce (Have fun with this. Think Jackson Pollock. I love to think Jackson Pollock when I cook. I get such visually stimulating results.)
3 cups shredded Muenster or Cheddar cheese (I know they're not related flavor-wise-ish. But cheese is cheese, right? It's all mold, right?) (Did I just hear a collective gasp from France?)
1/8 tsp ground black pepper (No really. Nothing to say here. It's pepper. Fresh ground is the seasoning of the gods.)
–Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 10-inch pie pan (you might be able to cram it into a 9-inch pan, but I'd put foil under it.)
–Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, red pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are soft.
–Stir in spinach. Cook until wilted. Add ham and warm through.
–In a large bowl combine eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cheese, and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend.
–Pour into prepared pie pan.
–Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 40 minutes. Done when inserted knife comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Sliced tomatoes would be lovely on the side. Especially if they were garden-fresh. And some very simple chilled apple juice to drink. Plus maybe some rolls or biscuits. I wonder if I ate dinner? Can't remember . . .