Crustless Quiche

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					Crustless Quiche
yield: Makes 4 servings active time: 10 min total time: 30 min (not including cooling)
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1 1/2 tablespoons fine dry plain bread crumbs 1 cup frozen chopped onions 1 cup diced cooked ham (1/4 pound) 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Swiss cheese (2 cups) 4 large eggs 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup whole milk

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Equipment: a 10-inch quiche dish or 10-inch glass pie plate Accompaniment: green salad

Preheat oven to 425°F with rack in middle. Butter quiche dish, then sprinkle all over with bread crumbs. Cook onions with ham in butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, about 5 minutes. Spread in dish, then evenly sprinkle cheese on top. Whisk together eggs, cream, milk, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and pour over cheese. Bake until top is golden and custard is set in center, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into wedges.

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