This dish started off as an innocent quiche and I got a little carried away. In my head, I began with the quiche basics but as I strolled through the produce section at HEB, bunches of kale jumped out at me along with red potatoes and mushrooms. I grabbed lots of things and resolved to stuff them all in, somehow. The end result was a jam-packed breakfast pie that encompasses a variety of flavors and textures: thick, buttery pie crust, sweet and savory maple-smoked bacon, tender vegetables, lightly crisp red potatoes, and more. This monster quiche, which is as big and full of secrets as Regina George’s hair, is a great all-in-one dish that is great at any time of day and perfect for serving at a brunch. It’s also just in time for Easter entertaining. 🙂 My family and I finished this very quickly. I hope you and yours enjoy it, too.
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
1/8 cup flour
2 stalks kale, chopped
3 white mushrooms, sliced
1 medium red potato, thinly sliced
3 green onions, chopped
6 slices maple bacon
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
For the crust
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup plus two tablespoons cold butter
2 tablespoons water
Dash of sea salt
Makes six generous servings.
In a food processor, pulse flour, sea salt, and butter until it forms into beads.
Add water, one tablespoon at a time and pulse until dough forms. Add a bit more water, if necessary. Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap or place in a ziplock bag. Refrigerate for thirty minutes.
While the dough chills, cook bacon in a pan or skillet until crisp. Set aside on paper towels to drain. Chop when cooled. (Other ingredients, such as onions and potato can also be prepped during this time.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together egg, milk, flour, cheese, sea salt, black pepper, and green onions with a whisk.
Unwrap dough and press into and up sides of pie pan.
Line bottom of crust with mushrooms, then kale, and bacon.
Pour egg mixture into pan then top with potatoes. Decorate edges of crust, if you like. I used the good ol’ fork method.
Place pan in oven and bake for one hour, or until egg is set and not runny. Let cool slightly before serving.
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