It. Was. Awesome!
I think I like it even more cold on the second day! YUM!!!
Today did not start off in a promising fashion... I desperately needed to go grocery shopping, as there was nothing edible in the house. However, I was feeling wildly uninspired. None of the usual meal suspects sounded appealing; yet I had no new ideas.
Just as I was pondering if I could get away with serving PB&Js for dinner for the rest of the week, I spied the recipe for Crabmeat Quiche courtesy of Kim at Vintage Pretties...
"Hmmmmm, " I thought. "This could be good..."
And it was
Kim presented this recipe with the statement that she's never met anyone who didn't love this quiche. How can you go wrong with that? So decided to try it.
I'm glad I did - it really is quite good! Of course, I did mess about with it just a tiny bit, since it seems that I am incapable of preparing a recipe as it is written.
Instead of the called for can of crab (my grocery only had 6 ounce cans, and I didn't want to skimp) I used 8 ounces of claw meat that I found at the Seafood Counter. I also heaved a pinch of dried mustard and a few drops of Tabasco in there as well. Mainly because I think just about any savory egg-based dish tastes better with those two things.
(Oh - and in an embarrassing moment in which I reveal just exactly how WT I am, I must confess: I didn't have any mayonnaise. So I used Miracle Whip.* Don't judge me too harshly...)
It went together very quickly, and easily - and was a HUGE hit with both Bubba and Schecky. Kim, you are right - it's definitely a keeper.
I'll be making this again, for sure. But, me being me, I'm already trying to think of ways to guild the lily... As good as it was, I'd like to add something to it to make it more rustic, a little less rich. The wheels are turning.... what to add? what to add?
Asparagus seems the logical choice. 'Cept none of the three of us are big asparagus eaters.** Artichoke? Hmmmm - perhaps too assertive? That might overwhelm the crab. Spinach? Sun Dried Tomatoes? I definitely want to add some color, and some texture - just for fun...
It will be fun to see what this evolves into. Thank you, Kim!
I served this with just a simple salad that was tossed with a Cajun French Dressing and some blue cheese! Yum!
(Although, I took the above picture before I dressed the salad...)
*As a side note - I think that part of my adult fascination with Miracle Whip is that we *never* had it when I was a child. My mother thought it was trashy. It always seemed somewhat mysterious and forbidden. And now - I pretty much always have some in my fridge. Again, don't judge... :)
**Again, for me, blame this on my mom. Sadly she didn't think asparagus was trashy. So she served it often and I hated it. There are some really traumatic recollections from my childhood that involve being forced to sit at the table, staring at 3 lone asparagus stalks, long after everyone else had been excused - only to be allowed to leave when I either ate them, or it was bedtime. If I didn't eat them before bedtime, they would re-appear on my plate at the next night's dinner. Ugh. Traumatic, I say. I *can* eat asparagus now, but I prefer not too...