You know that scene from the movie 500 Days of Summer where they parallel shots from what Joseph Gorden Levitt’s character expects for an evening vs the reality? Making Quiche was a lot like that. In my mind, I thought this would be the easiest of all pie recipes. You just mix some ingredients together with egg and stick it in the oven. Nope nope nope. Very clever quiche – definitely got owned with this recipe.
The recipe was for a Sausage, Escarole, and Smoked Mozzarella Quiche – and it was totally worth every involved part of it 😉
I woke up around 6am to make this crust – an all-butter crust. I love the feeling of working with my hands to make something tangible like pie – and waking up to start the day that way feels so productive. I needed to stash it in the freezer for a couple of hours, which was perfect while I was at work.
Expectation 1: That this would be finished in a single evening
Reality: I came to realize that the pie crust (once crimped and in the pie dish) has to rest for 20 min and then left in the freezer for at least 4 hours to OVERNIGHT (how have I made so many pies and just then read through all of the extra instructions)…
Also, I’ve never cooked red meat, let alone seasoned it before – but for the Italian sausage they also had a recipe that had some great spices like red chili flakes, coriander, and parsley to name a few – this too had to rest overnight once all mixed together.
Good news – this crust was so easy to blind bake after it had been in the freezer all day – though I had made it a little too dry – so it was more crumbly (as pictured)
Expectation 2: This recipe only included 4-5 ingredients tops.
Reality: If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you should Always ALWAYS read through the whole recipe before starting – fingers crossed that I’ve learned my lesson by now :). Just like the buttery layers of the crust, within the one recipe – there were layers of other recipes for the ingredients.
I was amazed – I actually had to follow 5-6 recipes in order to make the ingredient list for the quiche.
This recipe was involved – but man – it was SUPER TASTY. Hence, all the smile on our face. Seriously, blew all the other quiches I’ve had out of the water.