Thursday, June 11, 2015

Quiche Cup

Dinner time can get hectic around here.  Because there aren't too many prepared foods here, generally speaking, I'm looking at a minimum of an hour in the kitchen every night.  One of my goals this year is to find recipes that I can prep while the boys are in school, and just pop in the oven while we do homework or hang out.

Another factor is electricity. In a city of 10 million, with temperatures close to triple digits, let's just say there's a strain on the power lines.  I took a look at a few quiche recipes this week and almost all of them need to bake around 50 minutes.  That's a lot of power flowing from my little electric convection oven.

So I googled 'quiche in the microwave.' Wah-lah.  A really fantastic recipe that turned out to be a quick and easy meal on a night when hubs worked late.  Isn't this a beautiful little meal?

Here's the recipe from over at

1-minute Microwave Quiche in a Mug
Total time: 3 minutes
Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 1 min
Yield: 1 serving
Level: Easy

1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons whole milk (substitutes: half and half or heavy cream)
1 teaspoon melted unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
4 small grape tomatoes, halved
1/8 cup torn pieces of fresh bread
1 tablespoon grated cheese (e.g., cheddar cheese, mozzarella, etc.)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs, plus more for garnish (e.g., green onions, Italian parsley, chives, etc.)
NOTES: My microwave is only 900 watts so it took about 2.5 minutes to cook fully.  I also added some cooked, chopped spinach, strained. 

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