Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cottage Cheese Quiche

Real men do eat quiche if they are told it is pie. 

In the 80's there was a popular book entitled "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche" by Bruce Feirstein which was really more a satire of "what real men" should and shouldn't do, so to be on the safe side I called it "Cottage Cheese Pie" until after it was consumed by the men to whom it was served.   

They liked it except they are onion haters and I couldn't sneak it by them despite finely chopping the onion.  Next time I was asked to leave out the onions (maybe go with a clove or two of garlic).

The recipe is from windhorse23 over at Recipezaar
Ingredients for quiche:
  • Prepared unbaked pie shell
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
  • 1 small onion
  • Dash or two of  salt
  • Dash or two of pepper
  • 2 eggs 
 Topping:   1/2 cup crushed fried onions or seasoned breadcrumb

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  If there are not already holes in the prepared pie crust, poke holes in it with a fork then bake for 3-5 minutes.  Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.

Chop onion.

Mix Cottage Cheese, Onion, Eggs, Shredded Cheese, salt and pepper

Pour mixture into pie crust

Bake for 30 minutes, remove and add topping.  Return to oven for another 15 minutes.  Remove and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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