Sweep The Fridge Crustless Mini Quiche Featuring Spam

Angled aerial POV of a dozen crustless mini quiches, fresh out of the oven, golden, crusty with toasted cheese, and glistening with oil. An empty tin of Spam sits behind and to the right of the muffin tin next to the back burner of an electric stove.

Sweep Your Fridge And Feed Your Face!

I had so very much fun in the Club House Food Is Religion club today making #SweepTheFridge Crustless Mini Quiche Featuring Spam! Props to Chef Mimi, Chef Michael, Chef Michelle, and the whole FIR team for doing what they do. Check out the replay and let me know how your #StopFoodWaste quiche experience goes!

If you’re not on Club House, consider jumping in and joining the party over in the Food Is Religion Club for more foodie content, and give me a follow. Here’s my base recipe for Sweep The Fridge Quiche, give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Sweep The Fridge Crustless Mini Quiche Featuring Spam

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 18 mins | Servings: 12

Description:

A delicious way to use up odds and ends in the fridge and have a tasty grab and go snack. Fresh and hot, room temperature, or cold out of the fridge, they will disappear in a flash!

Ingredients:

7 eggs

½ cup milk, cream, or half & half

3/4 cup small chopped veg, pre-cooked as needed

3/4 cup Spam, chopped small (about 1/3 of a 12 oz. can)

3/4 cup shredded cheese or cheese blend, plus extra for garnish

salt & pepper to taste

Pinch of nutmeg, optional freshly ground preferred

Directions:

Preheat oven to 385°F

Grease a 12 cup metal muffin tin or 8X8 baking dish. See notes for adapting recipe for a pie or tart dish.

Brown Spam on med/high heat, stirring only occasionally to allow for a nice, golden crust on the surface.

In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until well combined.

Layer protein, veg, and cheese into muffin cups or baking dish, about a tablespoon each for individual muffins. Top off with egg mixture, filling each cup about 3/4 full, likely a bit fuller, and that’s ok. Sprinkle the top with a little extra cheese if desired.

Transfer to the oven and bake 17-19 minutes or until a knife tip inserted comes out clean, 20-22 minutes for 8X8 baking dish. Center should be set and top beginning to brown.

Rest for 5 minutes and remove from muffin tins. Serve.

If not eating all of the quiches right away, let cool and store the remainder in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes:

Equipment Needed:

Cutting board and knife for chopping ingredients

Cheese grater

Medium mixing bowl

12 cup muffin tin or 8X8 baking dish

Skillet for cooking ingredients as needed

Whisk/fork

Measuring cups

Tablespoon/soup spoon

Small ladle or turkey baster

Small silicon scraper for removing mini quiches from muffin tin

Recommended dice for protein and veg is 1/4” or smaller, making quiches that hold together nicely and distribute flavors evenly. High moisture veg like tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, onions, etc. should be pre-cooked to reduce moisture content and better develop flavors. Proteins must also be pre-cooked before assembly to ensure food safety.

For baking in a pie or tart dish, decrease volume of protein, veg, and cheese from 3/4 cup each to 1/2 cup each. Baking time may need adjusting to 20-25 minutes.

Adapted from: https://theartoffoodandwine.com/crustless-quiche-egg-bites/

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