Saturday, August 2, 2014
BACON, MUSHROOM, SMOKED GOUDA QUICHE
BACON, MUSHROOM, SMOKED
This rich, delicious quiche (calories are quite modest though, amazingly!) will feed a crowd. With bacon, onions and mushrooms and infused with smoked
cheese, it’s bound to impress. However,
instead of the more expensive smoked Gouda
cheese, one could use any other hard yellow cheese. My hubby was rather horrified to find out that I had used his expensive smoked Gouda cheese, but his heart or stomach melted when he tasted how good this quiche was. I had no idea smoked Gouda is so pricey, as he bought it! LOL He likes to eat it like chocolate, you know? It is his latest discovery. If you like even more cheese, feel free to use more. However, next time I think I will use Cheddar cheese. Gouda
6 slices bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
2 lbs mushrooms, sliced (0.9 kg)
1/2 tsp seasoning salt (2 mL)
1/8 tsp black pepper (0.5 mL)
1 cup whipping cream (250 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
1/4 tsp black pepper (1 mL)
13/4 cups grated smoked
cheese, divided, OR (425 mL) Gouda
any other hard yellow cheese of your choice
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
In large, nonstick frying pan, over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy. In medium bowl, set bacon aside to cool. Reserve bacon fat. When cool, cut bacon into little pieces with kitchen shears.
In 2 tbsp (30 mL) bacon fat, in same frying pan, cook onion until turning golden brown. Add onions to the chopped bacon. In same pan, in 2 tbsp (30 mL) bacon fat, toss mushrooms. Fry 2 minutes. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and black pepper. Place lid on pan and cook until moisture evaporates. Add mushrooms to the bacon and onions.
In large bowl, beat eggs with fork real well. Stir in cream, salt and black pepper. Mix well. Stir in 11/4 cups (300 mL) smoked
cheese along with the mushroom
mixture. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch (23 x
33 cm) casserole dish. Bake 30 to 35
minutes, or until puffed and set.
Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated smoked Gouda cheese (optional - see photo of casserole above without the extra cheese).
Place in oven and bake a further 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Gouda
Yield: 12 servings
14.1 g protein
16.6 g fat
1.1 g fiber
4.8 g net carbs
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