I know you. You need an easy diner idea for this weekend, because all you are planning on doing is lounging in bed with a cigarette dangling from your lips, a whiskey in one hand, and your Kindle in the other. You and me both, sister. Let’s see what we can rustle up that’s easy, pleasy, and semi-sleazy.
FAUX QUICHES! WITH POTATO CRUSTS!
4 Tablespoons butter
8 freshly laid brown eggs or store-bought if you’re totally lame
1 pkg Oreida Potatoes O’brien. Oh-reida!
1 cup milk
4 slices ham or some hammy bits of your liking
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or 5 cups to make it just like a deep-dish pizza
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all 8 eggs in a large bowl (preferably hand cut crystal) and whip them up with a fork. Add the milk and whip it on up some more.
Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in one oven-safe pan, and 2 Tablespoons butter in another oven-safe pan on medium high heat. Split the package of potatoes between the 2 pans, cover each and cook for 7-10 minutes (until they are a lovely golden brown color), stirring every 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
On one bed of potatoes, place the ham pieces and on the other place the spinach pieces and parmesan. Pour half the eggy-milk mixture in each pan and top the ham one with cheddar. Salt and pepper the tops to taste. But please don’t taste the raw eggs or you will gag. Just sprinkle some of each on the top.
Bake them in a 350 degree oven until they are done, which means they will start to look a tiny bit golden around the edges. I totally forgot to keep track of how long I baked these, but maybe about 25 minutes?
They are DELICIOUS. Eat them with ketchup!