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Monkey See Monkey Bakes Quiche

My husband Jeff and I are on vacation this week. We've been eating out almost every evening; however, we watched Throwdown! with Bobby Flay on the Food Network this afternoon. Bobby and a restaurant owner were competing over "manly quiches," and we decided to stay home and have quiche ourselves tonight.

Now, I'm not even going to touch that whole Real Men Don't Eat Quiche thing. That's so 1980's, and I'm not going to claim that the quiche I whipped up was "manly" in any way. Here's my gender neutral quiche recipe that my my man gobbled up eagerly:

Spicy Sausage Quiche

1 refrigerated pie crust (or whip one up yourself if you've got the gumption)
1/2 lb. hot sausage, such as Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Hot Sausage
8 oz. grated Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lawry's

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Prepare pie crust for one-crust filled pie using 9-inch pie pan.
2. Cook sausage in skillet over medium heat chopping into fine crumbles with spatula add onion and continue cooking until sausage is no longer pink. Drain if needed.
3. In medium bowl, combine cheese and flour; mix well. In large bowl, beat eggs slightly. add half-and-half, seasoned salt, sausage and onions, and cheese mixture; mix well. Spoon into crust-lined pan.
4. Bake at 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes or knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Jeff added some Frank's RedHot Original Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce to spice his up even more, but I preferred mine au naturel.



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