Monday, April 27, 2015

Ham and Asparagus Quiche #SecretRecipeClub

What is the best way to have leftover Easter ham?  Well in a quiche of course.  The two of us had a 9 1/2 pound ham for Easter. It was the smallest one I could find and trust me when I say I hunted high and low for a smaller one at the store. I like ham but only a little bit. My once a year Easter ham is good enough for me.  So we ate ham on Easter and then ate and ate all week long.  There was still ham left and into the freezer it went. Even Mr. J couldn't think of eating ham any time soon.

It was right around this time that I started looking into what I could make for the April posting for The Secret Recipe Club.  This month I had the blog A Day in the Life on the Farm.

It was so interesting learning about Wendy and her family. She kind of has my dream life. They live in the country on a large piece of land with animals and lots of vegetables and fruit. They work on being as self sustaining as possible. Some day. Some day. 

Anyways, breakfast is my main meal nowadays. I wake up and am ravenous. I immediately search Wendy's breakfast options and saw the Ham and Asparagus Quiche.  As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use the remaining ham. I love quiche. And even though ham isn't my favorite this was a great way to use it in something I enjoy. 

Fast forward a few weeks and my parents were in town visiting. Out came the quiche recipe. Mr. J chopped up all of the asparagus and remaining ham and into the oven it went. I love how quick quiche can come together, especially when someone else does all of the chopping. 

The four of us devoured the quiche. I did plan on taking some additional photos of slices but after we each had our first serving we all decided on another round.  Before I knew it the whole quiche was gone. Needless to say I am keeping this recipe handy for future use.  

Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe Wendy!

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast egg
Ingredients (serves 6-8)
  • 1 store bought pie crust
  • 8-10 stalks of Aspargus, trimmed and cooked
  • 1 cup cooked ham, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 green onions, white and light green parts sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash of nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350* F. Line pie pan with crust.

Layer asparagus, ham, cheese and onions in the crust.

Combine the eggs, milk, cream and seasonings in a medium bowl and mix well using a whisk.

Pour over ingredients in crust and gently stir to incorporate.

Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
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  1. Oh how funny! 9 pound ham for two!! Your quiche looks fabulous. P.S. I love Wendy's blog! Great choice!

  2. LOVE this, and your crust looks amazing too - so crispy and short! Karen

  3. Delicious. I love quiche, and actually realise it's been ages since I've made one - this looks fabulous, and is a great way to use up that leftover ham.

  4. Mmm I love a good quiche and I have a weakness for asparagus

  5. Leftover Easter ham is the BEST! I love to make pea soup. This quiche sounds like an awesome idea for it, too! Asparagus is such a great spring veggie!

  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed the quiche and the next time the chicken coop or pig pen needs to be cleaned I'll let you come over and "live the dream" with me LOL.

  7. What a great way to use up your multitude of leftover ham! This quiche sounds delish!

  8. That looks BEAUTIFUL!! Sounds like the perfect way to use up your Easter ham. :)

  9. I've got to try making quiche! It seems so intimidating but your version looks scrumptious and worth the risk.

  10. Ham isn't always my favorite either, but I do enjoy it cubed up in my quiches. This sounds like a delicious breakfast option! Great pick this month :)

  11. Absolutely beautiful! Elegant, nice, perfect for a dinner party!

  12. This quiche looks restaurant-quality! What an awesome use of that leftover ham. And we've totally found the same thing about hams - they just don't come in a small size! I'm just like you -- I only really want it once or twice a year, but every ham is so big that I get stuck eating it forever, LOL! =) Great choice for the SRC!

  13. What a great pick! Quiche is so versatile and delicious~ Lynn

  14. Great choice! I love asparagus with eggs.

  15. I love quiche. I make them all the time so I can easily have a hot breakfast on busy week day mornings. Great flavors. nice pick this month

  16. Recipes like this make me wish I was a morning person because *stomach grumbling* - it look SO GOOD. I love quiches - especially with ham. Happy belated reveal day!

  17. What a great way to use some of the leftovers from your 9 1/2 pound ham. I totally understand that!! Great pick this month!

  18. This sounds really delicious. thanks for sharing this. :-)



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