French Courgette (Zucchini) Quiche

"This is another good way to use up all that summer-time abundance of zucchini. This quiche is served hot."
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  • Place zucchini on a piece of foil and sprinkle with salt. Set aside for 30 minute.
  • Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry in a heavy skillet until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • In the same pan using either the remaining drippings OR the butter mentioned in the ingredient list, saute the onions for 5-10 min until tender and golden.
  • Squeeze the zucchini dry and add to the onion in the pan, along with the flour.Heat 1 minute.
  • Spread half of the cheese and the bacon over the bottom of the pie shell.
  • Lightly beat the eggs with a wire whisk. Add the half and half and pepper. Stir well and add zucchini mixture.
  • Place pie shell on a cookie sheet.
  • Carefully pour custard mixture into pie shell.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bacon.
  • Bake on center shelf for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350F and continue baking 20-25 minutes more, or until the top is puffed and brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and slide carefully onto wire rack to cool 5-10 minute to let set. Serve hot.

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  1. kitty.rock
    This was really good - attested to by DH who ate 1/2 of the quiche by himself LOL. I actually made 2 quiches out of this recipe as my pie crusts were small - I filled one and still had a little less than 1/2 of the custard left, so I decided to divvy it up between 2 pie shells since I had them. This baked up beautifully - nice and golden on top and very moist on the inside. I did substitute about 2 tablespoons of Hormel Peppered Crumbled Bacon because I was pressed for time and didn't want to cook bacon, and I doubled the onion (personal preference), but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Really nice recipe, and I got double for my trouble !! Thanks for posting - made for ZWT8 - France, and the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys.



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