Quiche Casserole With Smoked Salmon and Herbed Goat Cheese or Tomato Bruschetta
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A Harding House Special Breakfast Entree
|9x13x2 buttered casserole dish
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ cups of heavy cream
¼ tsp black pepper
1 ½ cups grated cheddar and herb cheese
¾ cup grilled mushrooms
|½ cup grilled veggies: shredded zucchini, red pepper, spinach
1 ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbs. bread crumbs
1 package smoked salmon
Goat cheese with herbs - or -
Fresh Chives or Dried Chives
- Prepare buttered casserole dish by covering with 2 Tbs. bread crumbs to create a non-stick surface.
- Grill veggies and mushrooms, cool to room temperature and drain of any liquid. You can choose one of the veggies on the list or a combination of all. You may also add roasted shallots or chopped fresh green onions.
- Mix eggs, cream, salt and pepper.
- Add the grated cheese, mushrooms and other veggies to the egg mixture.
- Add 1 ½ tsp of dried chives or 2 ½ tsp of fresh.
- Fold in 1 ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs and mix thoroughly. (Breadcrumbs should include rosemary among other herbs.) The mixture will now be thick and grainy like cornbread batter.
- Pour and spread evenly into the casserole dish to 1 ½ inch thickness.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until deep golden brown on top but not dark. When finished it will look firm like cornbread.
- It may be necessary to slice and return the casserole to the oven with the slices separated to dry out and firm up each piece. The finished pieces should be moist but not mushy.
- Stand and let cool for five minutes or slightly less. While it is cooling, warm the goat cheese in the oven until soft and creamy: 2-3 minutes – or if you are making the bruschetta version, bring the bruschetta to room temperature.
- Remove the casserole from the oven, slice into squares and cut crusts of off the corner pieces. Top with smoked salmon and a dollop of goat cheese or top with a drop of bruschetta. Regardless of the topping, sprinkle with chives for a finished look. Garnished with sliced cherry tomatoes in yellow, green and red.
This dish can be prepared a day in advance, baked in the morning, and/or frozen. It may also include other herb garnishes, cheeses, or vegetables such as broccoli, grated onions, winter squash, seasoned carrots, even drained left-over soups can be added to the mix (using extra breadcrumbs to achieve the desired consistency). It can also be baked in individual ramekins or mini-loaf pans for a creative look.