Monday, September 2, 2013

Portuguese Style Linguica Quiche

I adore any kind of quiche. I know that lots of women say that men don't like quiches. I promise you that this quiche is hardy enough for a man, LOL! This quiche is not made with a pie crust. I use hash brown patties for the crust and there's a whole lot of linguica and cheese in it also. Try it and you will not regret it! Here we go!

2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 cups of chopped linguica
1/2 of a medium sized onion, chopped
7 frozen hash brown patties, thawed
8 eggs
1 cup of milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Crumble the hash brown patties, if you need to warm them up a little bit so they are easy to work with, please do so. Microwave them for about 1 minute. Press the crumble hash brown patties onto the bottom of a 9 inch deep dish pie plate.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • While the crust is baking, place 2 Tbs. of olive oil in a large skillet and heat on medium heat. Add the linguica and chopped onion to the oil and sauté for 10 minutes.
  •  Add the linguica and onion onto the top of the crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese on top of the linguica and onion.     
  •  In a large bowl, beat 8 eggs with a whisk. Add the milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder and  whisk until all combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the linguica and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes or until golden brown and the quiche is set.