This "Crustless Buttermilk Quiche" is a great quiche you can whip up in no time and it's good served for breakfast, lunch, brunch or a light supper! I started making crustless versions of quiche when I was trying to cut some of the carbs in my diet and I found that I really didn't miss the crust all that much. These are also great when you don't have a pie shell or time to make a pie crust! The use of buttermilk in this is a little different also and you know it can only make it better! Buttermilk is one of the ingredients in southern cooking that just makes it or breaks it! Here is what you will need for this quiche:
1 lb. breakfast sausage (1 roll), browned (can substitute diced, cooked ham for sausage)
1/4 cup sliced green onions
3 Tbs. butter, melted
4 large eggs
1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
dash of hot sauce (I used Tabasco)
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Crumble and brown the sausage in a skillet. Add the green onion for the last 5 minutes just to get it tender. If there is excess grease, drain that off.
Spray a quiche dish or deep pie plate with nonstick spray and place the sausage and onions in the bottom.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, buttermilk, flour and seasonings. Stir in the cheeses. Pour evenly over the sausage mixture. Make sure to spread the cheese around evenly.
Place in a 350 degree oven. It's best to place this on a cookie sheet. I used the Temptations pie plate which is just the perfect size, but if you use a regular deep pie plate, it will be very full. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a sharp knife inserted into the center comes out clean. If it starts to brown too much, just lay a piece of foil over the top. Slice and serve immediately!
This is great served with hash browns or fried potatoes!