Necessity is the mother of invention, the saying goes. And so when my husband wished for a Christmas morning quiche like his mother used to bake, I took it to heart. Then I took it to the kitchen.
We had tons of left-over mashed potato from our ham the previous night, and so I whipped together a few things that I thought would go together well. I failed to get a picture, but the spices gave it a lovely orangy color that made the feta “pop.” And now I want to write down the recipe before I forget it!
Morning-After Christmas Quiche
1 pie crust (in a 9 or 10 inch pie plate)
2 C leftover mashed potatoes
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 C cream, half-and-half, or milk
a generous squirt of mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
(optional add-ins: chopped ham, chopped spinach bits, bacon bits, etc.)
Combine all ingredients in the order listed, beating well after each addition. Pour into prepared pie plate and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until puffy and set. Serve with simple fruit salad.