Hash-Brown-Crust Quiche

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If this isn’t the best way to eat quiche it certainly is a good way.

This quiche was severely adapted from Martha Stewart's  Goat Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust




butter well a 9”x 2 1/2 “ spring-form pan;  attach strips of waxed paper to the buttered sides of the pan, and trim paper to level with top of pan; and butter the paper generously.

The photos  on the right are accidentally reversed, please look at them counter-clockwise starting from the butter cube and every thing will be right.





mix one egg in a medium-size bowl, then add the drained potatoes and soft butter .




mix it all together:  the fork looks proper, but clean hands do a quicker job of it; mix in some salt and pepper, which I forgot until several steps later, oh, well.




line the pan with the potato mixture; in a warmed 375 degree oven, bake 20-25 minutes or until the top edge begins to brown nicely




while that cooks, mix the rest of the eggs in the same now empty bowl,  add drained cottage cheese




and the other cheeses




Grab some fresh parsley , chop it up




and the chopped parsley,








and salt; mix well.





I should have let it get browner, but I thought it might get too brown on the second baking, but it did not




sprinkle bacon in pan.




then pour in the egg and cheese mixture




Return to the oven and continue cooking for about 45 minutes, or when eggs are set.





remove from oven, let cool a few minutes; then release sides of pan





and peel away waxed paper




Let cool




and serve.





Serve with zucchini ribbons if you like zucchini ribbons or just want something green on the plate.


Hash-Brown-Crust Quiche

Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Goat Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust.


  • 1 1-lb package frozen hash browns, liquid squeezed out
  • 2 Tbsp. soft butter, plus more for the pan
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, drained
  • 1 cup mixed shredded cheeses: Swiss, sharp cheddar, mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup crisp bacon, broken into bits 
  • 8 eggs  
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley    
  • salt and pepper 


Butter a 9"x2 1/2" springform pan; cut strips of waxed paper to fit pan and stick them to the butter, overlapping when needed and buttering the overlap; trim paper if needed.
   Crack one egg in a medium-sized bowl and beat; add drained potatoes, soft butter and a bit of salt and pepper. Then pat into pan; bake in a warmed 375 degree oven and bake 20-25 minutes, when the top edge should begin to brown.

Meanwhile mix the rest of the eggs in the same now empty bowl, add drained cottage cheese and the other cheeses, parsley, salt and pepper.

    Remove from oven, sprinkle bacon on bottom of pan and pour egg and cheese mixture over and smooth the top.
   Return to oven and cook about 45 minutes or until eggs are set
   Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes; then release sides of pan and carefully peel away waxed paper and Serve.



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  1. Hi Pancake Ninja,

    I really enjoy seeing every single step and sequence that you did to make this interesting quiche. Even though there was a lot of steps involved making this quiche, it seems not too difficult and all were done in a flash... like magic!

    Totally agree with you that this is a good way to cook and enjoy a quiche!


  2. Merry Christmas! 

    Your hash brown crust quiche looks very interesting and appetizing! Wish I could have some right now!

  3. oh wow, this looks simply amazing! It looks like it needs a serious amount of skill. You did it so beautifully. Love your photos too.

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