....... Divertimento: Fuss-free bacon and onion quiche for a casual lunch

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Fuss-free bacon and onion quiche for a casual lunch

I had some dear friends over for lunch yesterday. I decided that with the Christmas shoppers and the weekday lunchtime crush, we would enjoy catching up a lot more if we stayed home instead. This way, we could have a leisurely lunch without being squashed and hurried.

Here's what we had - carrot salad, bacon and onion quiche and for dessert, banana cake. The recipes for the salad and quiche follows. For the banana cake recipe, see my post of June 6th.

All 3 recipes are incredibly easy to prepare, fail proof and makes for a pleasant fuss free meal.

bacon and onion quiche
One Step Bacon and Onion Quiche


1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion
2 rashers of bacon
3 eggs, beaten
¾ cup milk
¾ cup pouring cream (I used Paul's Thickened Cream)
½ cup of grated cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
¾ cup packaged pastry mix (I used Betty Crocker's Pie Crust mix)
20cm pie dish

Preheat oven to 180° C

1 Cut the onion in half then slice into fine half rings. Remove rind from bacon and chop into small bits.
2 Melt butter in a fry pan. Lightly fry onion and bacon. Drain off fat and cool slightly.
3 Place pastry mix, chopped fresh parsley and grated cheese in a mixing bowl. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
4 Grease pie dish lightly with butter.
5 Pour in mixture.
6 Bake for 30-40 minutes, until set and golden.
Note: the quiche is light and almost like a souffle with just a hint of pastry crust - scrumptious!
Alternative fillings could be asparagus, mushrooms, canned artichokes and chopped barbeque chicken.

Serves 4.

Carrot Salad

2 cups grated carrots
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts

1 Combine carrots, raisins, mayonnaise and lemon juice in a salad bowl.
2 Top with chopped walnuts.

Best made close to serving.

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