We love brinner, aka, breakfast for dinner. It's a winning solution to the answer "what's for dinner?"--the boys are thrilled, it's usually pretty easy for mom to prepare and dad loves it too. But this week we had dinner for breakfast...
Last weekend I made quiche, and it was my manly-man husband that suggested it. I am not sure where the idea that "real men don't eat quiche" originated, but the men in my family love it. They love it so much, and are so secure in their manhood, they ate this quiche while listening to football coming in from the family room television. Hence, the name "Football Quiche" was born.
I served the leftover quiche for breakfast a few days later. R looked at his plate, then at me and said, "we're having dinner for breakfast?!"
1 teaspoon olive oil
6-8 ounces ham, chopped
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1 cup fresh spinach, packed
4 egg whites
1 - 12 ounce can evaporated skim milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
10 sheets filo dough
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large skillet, bring the oil to a medium warm heat and add the ham. Cook until the water has all evaporated and the ham begins to brown, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the ham from the pan. Add the peppers and spinach and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until the peppers and spinach are wilted a bit. Remove from the pan, mix with the ham.
Mix the eggs, egg whites, evaporated skim milk, salt, pepper, onion powder and nutmeg. Add the ham mixture to the eggs and mix well.
Place one sheet of filo in a pie pan. Spray with cooking spray. Lay the next filo sheet, spray with cooking spray. Each time you layer a new sheet of filo, make it at an angle to the prior sheet, to ensure full coverage. Once the filo is fully layered, add the eggs, and top with the gruyere cheese.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the middle is no longer jiggly. Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing to fully "set."
Serves 8, or 4 for dinner, then breakfast.
Have a sweet weekend!