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Sometimes a simple recipe like this crustless bacon and spinach quiche.
The ladies from Real Farmwives are talking food and farm memories. I have struggled with this. I have a lot of farm memories. Like an epic mud/manure fight my sister and I had. We covered the barn with mud. We then hosed the barn down. I remember being drug through the dirt lot by a heifer and looking up to see my brother and dad laughing at me. There were afternoons spent playing in gravity flow wagons in the corn or beans as my grandpa unloaded into the bin. I remember rides on the fender of the old ford. I remember mowing the lawn and seeing a snake and running smack dab into a tree at my grandparent’s farm.
The food… so many memories of the food. I remember canning green beans, freezing corn, and pulling out frozen applesauce int he middle of winter. I remember butchering chickens and canning the spent hens in the wide mouth quart jars. The memories of my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies in the big metal Ovaltine can still linger. I remember many birthdays in the middle of January being celebrated with double crust peach pies my mom would freeze in the summer so I could have my favorite for my birthday. But one of the memories that tie both farm and food together for me is about eggs.
When I was little I could go to grandma and grandpa’s farm and ride up and down the aisles of the hen house with grandpa pushing the cart as we collected
eggs. I wish I could find the pictures of this. I feel like the smell of chicken litter is engrained in my memory because of this. So, in honor of this very fond memory, I am bringing you a bacon and spinach quiche. In honor of my grandpa who was diagnosed late in life with celiac’s disease, I am sharing a crustless version.
Crustless Bacon and Spinach Quiche
Now the key to my family eating anything with spinach in it is to add bacon. Bacon is the beginning of all things breakfast. Then add onions, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese in addition to the spinach and garlic that round this out. I have had lots of fresh herbs as well. Toss in some parsley and thyme as well. Now, I put the layers of spinach that has been wilted in bacon fat. Come on people, you know this sounds amazing. Followed by bacon and mushrooms and tomatoes. I mix the shredded cheese into the eggs along with milk.
Crustless bacon and spinach quiche recipe is full of flavor even without the crust making it a great breakfast for low carb diets.
- 6 large eggs beaten
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach packed
- 1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- 4-5 button mushrooms diced
- 12 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
- fresh herbs such as thyme and parsley
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in reserved bacon grease. When spinach is just wilted move spinach and onions to a well butter pie dish.
- Layer bacon, quick sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes over spinach.
- Combine the eggs, cream, fresh herbs, cheese, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture on top of spinach and veggies.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the egg mixture is set. Cut into 8 wedges.