Crustless Kielbasa, Caramelized Onion, and
As always, I made to much food on Easter. Now, I am coming up with new recipes to use them up. One of the foods leftover happens to be kielbasa. So, why not make a quiche?
After surveying what I had available in my kitchen, I decided to caramelize some onions and fry up some peppers to add to the quiche. And for cheese, I selected cheddar.
This is a simple recipe. However, caramelizing the onions does take time. A heavy cast iron pan works great for this job. Once the pan is hot, I add a combination of olive oil and butter. Next, the onions are added. They will take about 45-50 minutes over medium low heat to caramelize and will need to be stirred about every 5 minutes. This process does take time, but the sweet flavor they add to dishes is amazing. You can also make larger batches and freeze them for later use.
At the end of the caramelizing process, add a little vinegar, broth, or beer to deglaze the pan and scrape up those browned bits. If you would like more detailed information about caramelizing onions, check out the following link:
Once my onions were caramelized, I removed them from the pan and added my red peppers. I allowed them to fry for about 10-15 minutes. At this point they were soft and the edges were starting to brown.
Assembling Your Quiche
The rest comes together quickly. Grease a pie dish and spread your onions and peppers in the bottom of the pan. Next, chop your kielbasa and add it to the pie pan followed by a cup and a half of cheddar. Beat 5 eggs with a half cup of cream and pour over your filling. Great!
You are now ready to place your quiche in an oven preheated to 350. The quiche should take about 45 minutes to bake. Once it has been in the oven for 40 minutes sprinkle the remaining half cup of cheese over the top. Allow it to bake until the cheese is melted and the center of your quiche is set.
Are you wondering what to serve with your quiche? It goes great with a simple side salad or a few slices of melon. I hope you enjoy!
Happy Cooking and Eating!