Ham, Tomato, Pepper Quiche

Usually I use part yogurt and part milk for the filling in a quiche.

Someone, who shall remain nameless, did not replenish the Greek yogurt supply….

I used all milk.

I have no idea if it was the milk, the tomatoes, or just the will of the kitchen gods, but I have never had a quiche rise as high as this one – and overflow onto the pan it was sitting on. (I am never foolish enough to put a full quiche dish in the oven on its own.)

It was a happy accident…. the quiche was delicious.

I going to try this again.

Ham, Tomato, Pepper Quiche

Total time: 65 minutes


  • Crust:
  • 2 medium potatoes, 12oz (360gr) total, shredded (not peeled)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Filling:
  • 6oz (180gr) ham, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large onion, halved, then sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3oz (90gr) Gruyere, shredded
  • 1 tbs olive oil, plus a bit for the dish
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) milk

Ham, Tomato, Pepper Quiche


  • Crust:
  • Mix shredded potato, salt and egg.
  • Pat into a lightly oiled quiche or 10″ (25cm) pie plate, working it up the sides a bit for the edges.
  • Bake in 400F (200C) oven for 15 minutes.
  • Filling:
  • Heat 1 tbs oil in skillet. Add onions and sauté until starting to get tender, 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Add pepper and sauté until onions start to brown, 7 – 8 minutes longer.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Whisk 3 eggs and milk together.
  • To assemble:
  • Remove potato crust from oven.
  • Lay the tomatoes evenly on the crust.
  • Spread the onions / pepper evenly over tomatoes.
  • Add the ham, top with cheese.
  • Pour the egg mixture over all.
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until center has set.
  • Remove and let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

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Sadly, like a poorly made souffle, it lost height while resting and looked like a normal quiche after I sliced into it.

More canal photos from a different section.

This was just a few days ago, standing by one of the locks. It appears as if it hasn’t been opened in awhile.

The boating season is coming to an end, at least for the tourist rentals. We didn’t see any boats moving on the canal that day.

The leaves were falling like snowflakes. I tried to get a photo of them but I don’t think my phone camera (or the phone camera operator) was up to the task.

Still…. I think it’s a lovely photo of a gray day in autumn on the canal.

Last update on October 22, 2017

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