Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hash Brown Quiche

A while back, one of my co-workers mentioned having seen Paula Deen make a Hash Brown Quiche.  A few nights ago, I decided to give this a try and this recipe is an adaptation of hers. 

I am a big fan of quiche anyway and this one was quite yummy!

3 cups, frozen shredded hash browns, thawed and drained
1/2 stick of butter, melted
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup half and half
1 can Hormel canned ham
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese *
Salt and pepper to taste

* I used Cheddar Cheese, but I think that Swiss Cheese would also be good with the ham.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Press the drained hash browns between paper towels to dry them as best as possible.

Add the melted butter to the well-drained hash browns and mix well.

Press the hash browns into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate to form a crust.

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the hash browns are golden brown and starting to get crispy.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the half and half, eggs, and chopped ham.

Add chopped onion to the egg mixture.

Add red pepper.

Stir to combine.

Add shredded cheese to mixture.

Pour egg mixture into hash brown crust and return to the oven.

Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the quiche is golden brown and a knife inserted in center comes out clean. The top of the quiche will be slightly puffed up.



Faith said...

That looks so yummy!

Donna-FFW said...

This hash brown quiche looks like something my entire family would evouer in like 3 seconds flat.

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Wow! I will be making this VERY soon!

April said...

I will be trying this ASAP. looks absolutley delicious:)

Anonymous said...

That quiche looks so yummy!

Buttercup said...

Looks great. I may have to try this this weekend. Thanks!

Kristi said...

Awesome recipe! I made this a couple of weeks ago & had to post the recipe on my blog for my friends to enjoy! Don't worry - I gave you all the credit! This was so easy and delicious! Enjoy your recipes & hope you get your camera fixed soon so you can post new ones!!