Pancetta and Swiss Quiche: New Recipe!

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.  Ours was OK, the weather was less than fantastic so it made our lack of plans seem slightly better. I've been really tired the past week because I started teaching an introductory course at my Alma mater for 125 students(!!!) last week on top of my other job. With such long days I'm relying heavily on things I can cook ahead and eat later. This quiche, enhanced with pancetta by Emily was a cinch to make and was a hit for breakfast, lunch and even a dinner last week.

Pancetta and Swiss Quiche:
- 1 Deep Dish pie shell
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 onions, sliced
Salt and Ground Pepper
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup of milk (I used skim)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 large eggs
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups of grated Swiss Cheese
- 1 package (2 cups) of pancetta, chopped

1) Heat up 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Salt and then sweat onions for 10 minutes until they are translucent.  Lower heat to medium low and continue to caramelize another 40 minutes.  Add balsamic vinegar and cook down for another 10 minutes.

2) In the meantime grate your cheese and chop your pancetta.

3) Place pie shell on a baking sheet and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

4) Whip together the eggs, milk and heavy cream.

5) Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

6) Spread half the cheese on the bottom of the pie shell.  Then add the caramelized onions over the cheese. Add the egg mixture on top of the onions and then add the pancetta and the rest of the cheese.

7) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes before cooling on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.

This quiche heats up beautifully for several days and pairs wonderfully with fruit salad or some lightly dressed greens like arugula.  I hope your first days back to work aren't too painful!


Krystal said...

that looks SO good.

Elle Sees said...

My boss loves quiche, so I'll show her

Tiffany Auerbach said...

i saw this on her website and have been meaning to try it! so glad it turned out good :)

Laura Go said...

pancetta is soooooo delicious. And I love quiche (wish my husband did). I'm definitely trying this, but maybe with some asparagus in it?
♥ laura
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh this looks so good!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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