Thursday, April 21, 2011

Real Men Eat Quiche and Drink Wine

QUICHE is a simple recipe that everyone would love. Simple to make even if you have never been to culinary school or throwdown like Bobby Flay. Easy to make with a refrigerated pie crust, 6 large eggs, 1.5 cups of heavy cream, 1.5 cups of swiss or gruyere cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Now if you are a real man like me you NEED to throw in a lb. or more of cooked, crumbled canadian BACON and / or cooked sweet Italian SAUSAGE. Toss in some chopped herbs. Oregano, Parsley. Dice up some onions and green peppers.
Layer the onions, peppers, sausage, bacon, cheese in the bottom of the pie crust. Mix the eggs, cream, salt, pepper and herbs and pour over the top.
I like to cook this at 350- 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden and crusted on the top.
Now that's fast!
Now for something that takes a little more time.
Take a little time to sip and enjoy a good wine with your recipe.
 Chardonnay or a sauvignon blanc would be delightful with this dish. Conn Creek Winery makes a nice  09 chardonnay and  09 sauvignon blanc.
Both can be stored from 09 on for 4-5 years from date of purchase.
Even a red wine would be enjoyable. Who says white wine has to be paired with pork or fish?
The other night, I  had a 93 Villa Mt. Eden cabernet sauvignon signed by the winemaker Mike McGrath.
I should have saved this wine for the quiche.
A quick recipe and a wine for the ages.
Life is Good!

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