If you’re a woman of a “certain age” you’re familiar with the phrase, “Real men don’t eat quiche.” Those real men never tasted the quiche Cloris shares with us today. Trust me. ALL men, whether nerd or alpha male, will clamor for seconds and even thirds of this baby. My teenage boys can each scarf down an entire pie in one sitting. Good thing they burn up calories the way they do. Their mother, on the other hand, has to settle for a thin slice along with a huge salad. Oh, to have the metabolism of the average teenage boy…-- AP
CLORIS’S REAL MAN QUICHE
9” deep dish frozen pie crust
1 cup half and half
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup chopped zucchini
1/4 cup cooked bacon, broken up into tiny pieces
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat eggs, slowly pouring in half and half, then garlic powder. Mix together zucchini, bacon, and cream cheese. Place mixture in frozen pie shell, covering bottom of pie shell evenly. Pour egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bak and additional 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cloris’s hot summer tip:
Make the quiche first thing in the morning and serve cold for dinner.
So does this recipe sound good to you? Have a favorite you want to share? Let’s hear from you. Everyone who posts a comment this week will be entered in a drawing to win a book donated by our Book Club Friday guest author.--AP
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