This Quiche is Magic

In the before times (before Covid, that is), my husband and I would regularly host small dinner/cocktail/brunch parties with our friends and family. It was how we navigated the fact that I am a homebody who cooks, and my husband is a social butterfly who loves interacting with anyone and everyone. It feels like an eternity since we've been able to entertain, of course, but with the light at the end of the Covid tunnel starting to appear, I have found myself daydreaming of lazy brunches and lavish dinner parties. I'm guessing I'm not the only one planning future brunches in her head, so I thought I'd share one of my absolute favorite brunch dishes with you.


I call this recipe Magic Quiche because you can pretty much throw together whatever combination of ingredients suits you, and it somehow always tastes amazing. Maybe it's the crispy hashbrown crust. Maybe it's the fact that you can make it in advance, leaving you free to enjoy a mimosa with your guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen all alone. Maybe it's the visual of the decoratively-arranged fillings in the big cast iron skillet. I don't know. But I do know that I love it, and I think you will too.


As you'll see, I've listed the "universal" ingredients that you will need no matter what flavor combination you're going with, along with some ideas for jazzing it up, but feel free to come up with your own flavor combinations. This recipe was adapted from one I found years ago on Epicurious.com.



Magic Quiche


Serves 6-8


Universal Ingredients: