I've really been into making food with crusts lately. Pies and quiches. I've especially excited since I discovered Clotilde Dusoulier's Pâte brisée recipe. I think it's the egg that makes it better than the previous crust I used to make.
I hosted brunch potluck at my apartment this morning, with my library school crew. For my dish, I decided to make my take on "Bad Baby Pie". What's "Bad Baby Pie" you ask? It's a pie from the movie Waitress, that Kerri Russell's character imagined. It had Gruyère cheese, cubed ham, and egg. My take on it was a little bit different, but the same idea.
Instead of using ham, I went for vegetarian sausage, especially for the vegetarians in the group. I also added one chopped, grilled onion, used grated Comté and Monterey Jack cheese, and some cream.
It was quite a success.
Annette's Breakfast Quiche Recipe
-Pâte brisée (for best results, use Clotilde Dusoulier's, it's amazing)
-3/4 cup half and half (I used the fat free one)
-1/2 tsp. sea salt
-1/4 tsp. ground pepper
-6 links vegetarian sausages, chopped (I used Morningstar)
- Most of one white onion, chopped
-1 1/2 cup cheese, grated (you can experiment here - I used Comté and Monterey Jack)
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Bake your crust for about 15-20 minutes, until it's very lightly browned
3. Grill the onions and sausanges
4. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and the half and half, add salt and pepper
5. Fold in the cheese, onions and sausage
6. Pour mixture into the crust
7. Bake for about 35 minutes, until browned.