Leek and Bacon Quiche

Yields 6-8

Prep Time 20 min

Cook Time 45 min

Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients

    For Quiche

    • 1 prepared pastry shell, unbaked (make your own favorite or use an option from the grocery store)
    • 8 slices bacon
    • 1 and 1/2 leeks; white and tender green parts only
    • 1 1/2 cups grated Swiss cheese (approx 5-6 oz)
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups half and half
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp white pepper
    • 1-2 dashes of Cayenne
    • 1/2 tsp powdered mustard

    To Garnish

    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
    • Paprika

    Directions

    1. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
    2. Cook bacon over medium heat until crisp;set aside. Reserve 1 Tbsp bacon fat in skillet.
    3. Clean leeks thoroughly and then slice thinly. Saute them in bacon fat for 5-6 minutes over medium heat until softened.
    4. Spread onion mixture on bottom of prepared pastry shell. Top with crumbled bacon.
    5. Sprinkle Swiss cheese on top of leeks and bacon.
    6. Beat remaining ingredients for quiche together and pour over cheese, bacon and leeks.
    7. Bake until firm and brown approximately 40 minutes.
    8. Remove from oven; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika and return to oven for 5 minutes or until firm in center.
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