Going through my folder of recipes that I've cooked before, I found this one. I know my husband, a.k.a. "the weekend chef" already made quiche over the weekend, but I had my recipe already picked out and on the menu first! I have to say that it was definitely missing something. Possibly the nutmeg that I omitted. I rarely use nutmeg anymore due to a mac and cheese recipe that was ruined, in my opinion, due to the addition of the spice! I needed to add hot sauce to my piece to enjoy it. The kids had theirs with ketchup. So, although this was definitely quick and easy, I don't think I'll be making this one again.
Gourmet, February 2007
There are fluffy eggs, melting cheese, and golden hash browns in every bite of this one-dish meal. It makes a good stand-in for quiche, with potatoes acting as a crust.
6 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Rounded 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large shallot, chopped
1 (1-lb) bag frozen hash browns, thawed in a microwave oven
1 (10-oz) box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
Directions:•Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F.
•Whisk together eggs, milk, pepper, nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until combined, then whisk in cheddar and 3 tablespoons parmesan.
•Heat oil in a well-seasoned 10-inch cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté shallot, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add hash browns and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Spread potatoes evenly in skillet and cook, undisturbed, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and spread broccoli over potatoes, then pour in egg mixture. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Bake until set 2 inches from edge but still slightly wobbly in center, 12 to 15 minutes.
•Turn on broiler. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat until top is set, puffed, and golden brown.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.