The guns are tiny, the women of dubious reputation, the good guys brave. But one can't help but chuckle when the hero is knocked out at least twice in an episode including once by someone throwing a bottle at his head from a distance. Of course, the dialogue is always entertaining-
Dennis O'Brien (Hugh B.) "Old fashioned?"
Professor - "Unfortunately she drank too many of them with too many different men to suit her husband."
It was a perfect night for "breakfast for dinner" and one that could be made without a trip to the store. I really can't say quiche is "low cal", as there is usually cheese and eggs involved, but I made this one healthier but NOT using one of those trans fat soaked store bought crusts, and made the crust out of - - - ready for it? - - - HASH BROWNS.
The filling - farm fresh brown eggs with a blend of Italian cheeses for a delicate taste.
Quiche with Hash Brown Crust -
3 1/2 cups shredded potatos moisture removed (use a salad spinner or blot well with paper towels).
several grinds of pepper
a shake or two of sea salt
1/2 stick of butter melted. (that seems like a lot but this is very filling so you'll not be having a huge chunk).
Mix and pat in a large pie pan and bake at 450 F for 22-25 minutes until edges are browning up. Remove and lower oven temp to 325. (if you want the bottom a little crispier, put some foil gently around the edges and cook an additional two minutes).
Chop and toss with 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup.
Mix in large bowl:
1 and 1/2 cup slightly steamed broccoli
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (I threw in an extra little pinch)
1/8 teaspoon of favorite hot sauce. I would highly recommend you get what I use, Scoville Brothers Singing Smoke hot sauce, not too hot and a rich, natural smoky taste, it's a must have for eggs and casseroles in my home..
4 eggs whisked
1 cup half and half.
Pour over veggies/bacon in the bigger bowl.
In a cereal bowl toss:
1 cup of Italian blend cheese (Asiago, Romano, Mozzarella, Parmesan)
1 Tablespoon of flour.
Gently stir cheese into quiche filling in the large bowl.
Gently ladle into crust and cook in 325 degree oven for 50-55 minutes. (knife inserted into center should come out clean).
Let sit 10 minutes and serve with leftover salad or fresh fruit.
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