This Epic Easter Quiche Has a Secret

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This Epic Easter Quiche Has a Secret

Hint: The secret's in the crust!

Image Credit: Chelsea Kyle

1. MAKE A CRUST FROM SHREDDED POTATOES

Odds are, you're making your quiche to serve for brunch. So why not make it even more brunch-appropriate and make a crust from hash browns instead of dough? The crisp, buttery, and gluten-free crust is something all of your guests can enjoy without compromising any flavor or texture. Two keys to success: Cook the quiche in a cast-iron skillet for maximum crispiness and a perfect pie-like shape, and use a metal 1/2-cup dry measuring cup to form a neat, evenly browned crust.

2. PREP A SPRING-THEMED FILLING

Even before fresh peas start rolling into the market, you'll start seeing fresh, firm, and super-affordable asparagus crowding the shelves. Grab a bunch and use it in your quiche. But don't take a knife to those fancy-looking spears. Lay them over the top of the egg filling, and they'll bake right onto the surface of the quiche, creating a masterpiece for your Easter buffet table.

BOOST FLAVOR WITH HERBS AND CHEESE

For the ultimate springtime quiche, I went with an extra custardy, extra rich filling with salty, pungent Fontina melted throughout. I punched that up with dots of tangy fresh goat cheese, sweet sautéed shallots and a sprinkling of chopped fresh tarragon; then came those spears of tender young asparagus. It works great with the hash brown crust, and feels decadent and special enough for a holiday meal. But you can use any filling you like—once you master the crust, they sky's the limit as to how you fill it.

Image Credit: Chelsea Kyle

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Most people agree that Easter and eggs go hand in hand. What form those eggs take, though, is up for debate. Some go for the mysterious eggs that somehow comes from Cadbury bunnies. Others go for eggs that you simply paint but never eat. The rest of us? We go the superior path: Quiche.

But this is Easter; not just any quiche will suffice. So here I lay out how to make the quiche, the epic quiche, a quiche nobody will ever forget—because it's crusted in hash browns.

Check out the slideshow above to learn how to make a hash brown crust for your Easter quiche.

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