Bacon and Zucchini Quiche Recipe

Published on: Aug 10 2012 by WhiskeyBeard

Bacon and Zucchini Quiche Recipe

Summer = Zucchini. There are hundreds of ways to use it, but this offers a comforting bacon filled breakfast that’s got some healthy hidden it!

Ingredients
1 Zucchini (5-7 inches, not one of those mammoth ones in you or your friends garden!)
1 Green Onion
1-2 strips Bacon (thick cut, slab is preferred)
1.5 Cups Buttermilk
6-8 Eggs (8 small, 6 large)
Salt and Pepper

Directions

Preheat your oven to 375.
Using a mandolin or grater, shred you zucchini. I used a mandolin with the shoestring potato blade and then ran my knife through them to get them smaller. Finely chop your green onion and set veggies to the side.

Take your bacon and cut it in to small, thin strips. Cook in a pan on medium (so you can reserve the fat) and cook till done, but chewy (technical bacon term). Remove bacon to paper towel to drain and allow leftover fat to cool.

Whisk together your eggs and buttermilk into a creamy custard. Add salt, pepper and any seasonings you want now.

Take a paper towel and dip it into the fat left in the pan and use it to grease a 12 muffin tin. There is enough to get a good coating in all the cups. Then place in your bacon and veggies. I usually put bacon on the bottom, then onions and finish with zucchini. Next, take your custard and pour over each cup. To begin, only fill to half full. Because the bacon will hold up the zucchini, it will allow the custard to fill in whole cup. Then in a second pass pour in the remaining custard. (I would suggest doing this as close to the stove as possible. It is a long 2 ft walk if you’re holding a muffin tin of custard and trying not to spill it.  Just saying…)

Once filled, place in your oven and test at 30 minutes. You want the middle to lose its jiggle and a knife to come out clean. When done, remove and let cool for 5 minutes. If not eating immediately, remove a let cool on cooling rack.

These are a great breakfast, snack or part of ‘Breakfast for Dinner’. Make ahead and easily reheat, they travel and even freeze well for a quick breakfast!

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