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Friday, April 8, 2011

Ham and Cheese Quiche with Potato Crust

HELLO WEEKEND!

Did you have a fantastic week?  Has spring weather visited your area yet?  

Today I am sharing a recipe, with Foodie Friday, that is ideal for the weekend.  It is a ham and cheese quiche in a potato crust.  You could certainly serve this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  

Let's cook!
Crust
4 Cups Shredded Uncooked Potatoes 
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 Cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper

In a large bowl, combine the crust ingredients.  Press the mixture into a well-greased (I use cooking spray) 10" deep dish pie plate.  Bake at 400* for 20 minutes.

Filling
1 1/2 Cups Shreded Colby Jack Cheese, divided
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 1/2 Cups Cooked Ham, cubed
8 Ounces Fresh Mushrooms or 1 Jar
3 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 Cup Half and Half
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
Dash Nutmeg
Paprika

Remove crust from oven.  Reduce heat to 350*.  To the crust, layer 1 cup of cheese, onion, ham, and mushrooms.  In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, salt and nutmeg; pour over the mushrooms.  Sprinkle with paprika. 

Bake for 40-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.  Mine took a little over an hour.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.  This recipe yields 8 generous helpings.  
You can change up the ingredients based on your family's tastes.  Enjoy!

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!

26 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds great La! Love the idea of the potato crust! Happy Weekend:@)

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  2. Now, this sounds delicious!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Quiche always a favorite of mine.. yours wonderful however I'll skip the ham as I don't eat pork.That's the beauty of quiche one can alter original recipe to suit owns taste!

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  4. Hi La,

    This looks delicious! Especially with the accent of the bright juicy orange.

    yummy.

    Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

    *hugs*

    mo

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  5. I could certainly go for some of that right now.. I love quiches...they are so simple to prepare ans good for us.

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  6. Hi La,
    This looks totally delicious--WOW! I am so happy that your package came--that was really quick! Wishing you a fabulous weekend, friend!
    XO

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  7. Oh, wow! I am so hungry right now. That looks wonderful!

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  8. mmmm beats the toast I had this morning! Love that!

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  9. Umm, could you same day mail this to me. It looks perfect for dinner! Love the crust and oeegey gooey cheesey goodness. LA, I hope you have a great weekend. Joni

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  10. I have never made a quiche with the potato shreds ... genius! My husband goes nuts for those.

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  11. Will try this ,it looks scrumptious!

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  12. MMMMMM....that looks good. Don loves filling, stick to your ribs food.

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  13. I made quiche this week...I think it would be even better with this crust! YUMO! ♥

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  14. delish! I'm bringing this to Easter Brunch..;j

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  15. I've been thinking of making quiche and bingo, you posted this recipe. Sounds delish! Never heard of the potato crust. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This looks delicious and has many of my favorite ingredients too :-)

    Thank you so much for your continued prayers for Jordan. He's improving daily.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  17. I love quiche.. and you've just up'd it a notch with that potato crust. YUM!!!
    Have a fantastic week

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  18. I am very intrigued with the potato crust, La. I think this will be dinner tomorrow night after the husband gets home. Yummers.....

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  19. I saw Paula Dean do something like this. I have a friend with celiac, so this is perfect for me. Delish!

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  20. Hi La,
    I just wanted to come over and say "hi!" I'm on a low carb diet and your food looks so good, I think I'm gaining weight just looking at it! lol
    You are the best cook!
    XO
    Cindy

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  21. This quiche looks wonderful. I want to try the potato crust. Lovely.

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  22. Hi La, boy those pictures are mouth watering!Thanks for stopping by my blog, Christie

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  23. copied and printed and soon as I come off this stupid diet I am making this. It has everything in it I just love!

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  24. That looks good! I like the idea of the potato crust!
    Sweet gift for your niece too, very thoughtful!

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  25. Oh geez. I'm a dork. I already copied this recipe down. Sorry, I just got excited!

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