You may know that last week I made a heavenly sausage dip for the Downton Abbey finale. The recipe was just something easy I threw together and if you are interested, I shared it near the beginning of this episode.
Yesterday morning, stuck inside after the weekend sleet storm, I decided to whip up a quick crustless (low carb) quiche. Thanks to the folks over at Jimmy Dean, I was given the opportunity to try one of their new products — sausage crumbles. All you have to do with these is throw them in the pan and brown it up before adding it to your recipe. I like them a lot because they are precooked and that equals less grease to deal with. Less grease = easier cleanup.
I started by sautéing some onions in olive oil and butter until they were a little past translucent and slightly caramelized.
Dear Magic Chef, I need a new stovetop.
Next, I sliced some mushrooms on this cutting board my parents gave me for Christmas. I love it. It’s small and works well in my tiny kitchen. I added them to the onions and cooked them down quite a bit. There was a photo of this step, but it was blurry from steam. You get the picture.
After the onions and mushrooms mingled for a bit, I added the sausage. It’s precooked and takes a lot less time to brown.
While all that was happening, I whisked together 3 eggs, some half and half (I was out of heavy cream…someone fetch the smellin’ salts), salt, pepper, and on a whim I added the teensiest bit of sage. After that was whisked I added about a half cup of shredded cheese.
There are no photos of this because everyone knows what raw eggs look like.
When the sausage was done browning, I added that mixture to the eggs and stirred to combine before pouring it into a greased baking dish.
The recipe I was inspired by suggested baking for 35 minutes at 350°, but I ended up leaving it in the oven closer to 45 minutes. You can use your own judgement, just make sure it’s cooked through in the middle.
It tasted great! Like usual, this is just something I put together so the amounts (other than the eggs) are sort of up to you. It’s hard to go wrong with quiche.
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