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Nov. 7th, 2012

I am in a quiche making mode. I baked a spectacular bacon and broccoli quiche the other day (in which my husband, no lie, devoured 1/2 of it in a day), and this weekend we're having some family over and I wanted to make that quiche again, but also wanted to have osme other options- kind of like a brunch type setting.

Do you think scalloped potatoes would be a good side dish to quiche? I'm really having some creativity issues right now as far as pairing foods. Any other foods that go well with quiche would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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layers_of_eli
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Quiche feels heavy (and delicious!) to me, so I'd appreciate some veggie side dishes. Roasted asparagus comes to mind as sounding amazing! And maybe roasted Brussels (nice and caramelized) or roasted broccoli. Mmm. Maybe this recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-brussels-sprouts-recipe2/index.html

I could also see a quinoa salad or pasta salad being a nice brunchy side dish!
layers_of_eli
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Also, since it's brunchy, you could also do a more breakfasty option. Something sweet to pair with the savory quiche, like a French toast casserole? Oh man.
damsie
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
I was going to recommend a french toast casserole. Recently made one with challah that went over real big with a group of friends. I coupled this with a tasty quiche that was lip smacking good as well. I made bacon on the side, just because I wanted to accommodate the vegetarian friends, otherwise, thick cut bacon would have gone into the quiche.
layers_of_eli
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
damsie
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
I second this. Mimosas always great too!

A fun twist on the old bloody mary is something a bit more refreshing... made with tomatillo instead of tomato juice... Verde Marys. YUM.
idgafjkigaf
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)

i would serve fruit salad. potatoes seem too heavy. maybe fruit salad, along with some pastries & bagels for those who want other options?
lunanoir
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Fruit salad, and maybe some light mixed greens. scalloped potatoes would be too rich and heavy, I think.
frayed_11
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Although scalloped potatoes are AMAZING and I'm sure nobody would complain about them being there, the potatoes and the quiche are both quite rich and might be a bit much together. Personally I always find that a simple rice dish goes nicely with quiche - or maybe some little diced fried potatoes to keep it brunchy? Other than that I'd just stick with veggies - the roasted asparagus idea sounds amazing, or some sort of broccoli dish?
brunettepet
Nov. 7th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
I usually make a green salad or a fruit salad to go with quiche.
paulistano
Nov. 7th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with the other commenters about the scalloped potatoes being too heavy. In lieu of a salad (which is a great suggestion), you could do a delicious soup.
velum_cado
Nov. 7th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
I'd serve grilled mushrooms and coleslaw with it
kansassatin
Nov. 7th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
Also piping up with serving veggies or fruit in some way. Potatoes seem to heavy. Quiches are awesome, I've been on a kick lately as well!!
leatherfemme
Nov. 7th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
I'm a potato lover so I'm all for including them, but I do think scalloped would be rather heavy. How about a veggie / home style potato casserole of some sort? Something along the lines of Potatoes O'Brien ( http://www.food.com/recipe/potatoes-obrien-25545 )

That with some fruit and a green salad.
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