Sunday, August 14, 2011

Linguica Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust

I came up with this recipe one day after realizing I didn't have any bacon or pie crust. I looked in the fridge and found linguica and figured, hmmm everything is better with linguica, LOL!! Then I looked in the freezer and found some hash brown patties and asked myself why not? Turned out to be one of my families favorites. It goes to show you that some mishaps end up being DELICIOUS!! You will need:

2 Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lb. of linguica, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 Tbs. of chopped parsley
5 eggs
1 cup of milk
salt and pepper to taste
6 frozen hash brown patties, defrosted
1 cup of shredded monterey jack cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Then, add the linguica and chopped onion. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until the linguica is a little browned and the onions are translucent. Add the parsley and cook for another minute. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, salt and pepper. Add the milk and beat until combined. Add the linguica mixture. In a 9 inch pie dish, line the bottom with torn up pieces of the hash brown patties. Press down to create a crust. Pour the linguica and egg mixture over the hash brown patties. Sprinkle the monterey jack cheese all over the top. Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees Farenheit. Bake for another 20 minutes or until firm. Serve this with a nice green salad. Enjoy!

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