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Squash Quiche

Squash QuicheA delicious quiche featuring sautéed yellow crookneck squash, bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. This is also a wonderful recipe for other summer garden squashes, including zucchini and pattypan.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 yellow crookneck squashes
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 slices bacon strips
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups (8-ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

Cooking Directions:

  1. Chop squash into bite size pieces and place in a medium saucepan. Add butter, salt, pepper and enough water to cover; boil until tender, about 5 minutes, drain.
  2. Fry bacon until crisp in a medium skillet; set aside on a paper towel. Chop into small pieces when cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and flour. Add squash, cheddar cheese and bacon; mix to combine and pour into the pie shell.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 40 minutes, or until center is set. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.

Makes 2 large omelets or 4 servings.

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