My sister gave me a new cook book for Mother's Day that she had bought at a fund raiser titled, Goodness Gracious Recipes for Good Food and Gracious Living. The painted pictures on each page are beautiful and in each section of the book is a Grace Note. It was enjoyable to read lovely to look at. In the main dish section of this book is a recipe for Fiesta Quiche. Let's give it a whirl!
Fiesta Quiche & Norma's Pie Crust
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1/2 onion, diced ( I used 1/4 cup scallions)
- 1 (7 oz.) can chopped green chiles, drained
- 2 cups grated Monterey Jack and/or Cheddar cheese ( I used Kraft Mexican cheese)
Ingredient's for Norma's Pie Crust
- 2 cups flour
- 1cup shortening (Norma and I both swear by Crisco)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 3 tablespoons cold water
1.) Mix the flour, shortening, and salt with a pastry blender. Beat together the egg, vinegar and cold water. Add to the flour mixture, mixing well, but do not knead. Divide dough in half. (Save 1/2 for 1 crust pie and use 1/2 for this quiche.) Roll on a floured surface until large enough to fit on a 9-inch pie plate. Carefully place the dough in the pie plate, crimping edges.
2.) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
3.) Combine the eggs, milk, salsa, onion, chiles, and cheese in a large bowl until well mixed. Pour into a pie shell. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until light golden brown and set in the center. (In my oven it took 45 - 50 minutes) Let stand at least 5 minutes before slicing.
David and I both had 2 slices (It was 8:00 pm and we were starving!) with a spinach salad. It was delicious! The left overs will be delicious for breakfast or lunch tomorrow don't you think?
David and I both rated this a 4 spoon - yummy and useful - recipe.