Sunday, December 07, 2008

lylah's favorite mexican quiche

This recipe has been in my recipe file box for about thirty years. For reals. It's my absolute favorite quiche recipe.

It's great for an evening meal, a ladies luncheon, a spring tea and definitely for a pot luck. Try it and let me know how you like it! I know you will.

Lylah's Mexican Quiche Recipe
1 pie crust (cheat and use Trader Joe's frozen pie crust or another kind)
1 1/2 cup shredded Jack cheese
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (4 oz) can green chili, chopped.
1 cup of half and half
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp ground cumin
5 eggs - beaten

Partially bake pie crust for about 10 - 12 minutes. Sprinkle all Jack cheese and 1/2 Cheddar over the bottom of the crust. Add the chopped chili.

Mix together the half and half the eggs, salt and cumin. Mix until blended. Pour into the crust.

Sprinkle the rest of the Cheddar cheese on the top. Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes or until the center is done with the 'knife test.' Serve with Maria's Best Salsa and a nice green salad!

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*3~BLonDeS~mOm said...

mmm...I just bought the stuff for quiche today. Was planning a spinich/swiss/onion/bacon....typical stuff..but this sounds oh so yummy and easy. (I cheat with pillsbury pie crust...1.5 hours to joes place)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, yay for a new recipe! With our new life I am going to have to go back to cooking and having people over more often! I've been out of the habit of that lately so I need to gather up all of your best recipes! Thanks girl! You are amazing.


Youthful One said...

I've been drooling over this for days in my head. It's in the oven now - a crustless version for our gluten-free household. Hope the kids love it as much as (I'm sure) I will. Thanks for sharing!

Lylah said...

i'm so jazzed i could make you drool. can't wait to hear how your family liked it.


Youthful One said...

Okay, my hubby & dad weren't home for dinner tonight, so I don't get to report their reviews.

However, I have 5 kids, ages 2-9. I like quiche, and used to make it very frequently. I have one kid who really grew to dislike it pretty strongly - and this is the kid with the perpetual appetite. He liked it! He said it was the first quiche he remembers liking. Every one of the kids liked it. Whew!

We tripled the recipe and stuck it in a 10x14 pan - took about 20 minutes longer to bake.

My kids all told me to keep the recipe (without my prompting). :D