The homegirlz ask for this quiche all the time now and now I have a dirty little secret to share. A.J. doesn't know it's a quiche, we told him it's a casserole. You see, A.J.'s motto is, "Real men don't eat quiche". They do now, but don't tell him...ignorance is bliss; at least in our house it is.
To get started, here's what you'll need:
*Remember, you can change out the sausage for crab meat, ham or whatever you're craving!
3 cups, shredded frozen hash browns, thawed and drained
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup half-and-half
3 breakfast sausage patties, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup diced green onions
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Press the drained hash browns between paper towels to dry them as best as possible. In a 9-inch pie plate, toss the hash browns with the melted butter into the plate. Press them into the bottom and up the sides to form a crust. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and starting to crisp.
While the hash brown crust is baking mix the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Once the hash brown crust is ready, pour the egg mixture in the crust and return it to the oven.
Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for about 30 minutes until the quiche is light golden brown on top and puffy.
So much better and lighter than pie crust. Give it a try!