Mini Ham Asparagus Quiche with Two Different Crusts

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Have a little fun with Mini Ham and Asparagus Quiche. Make them with a spicy chipotle sweet potato crust and onion ring crust.

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You know your family loves food when they all like to think of new ideas for food. I love when we have a brainstorming session. Everyone feeds off each other and cannot wait for one person to finish, so they can get their idea out there. It isn’t just my husband; even my little one and parents love to get in on the action. You here “Wait, wait, I got it” or “that’s a good idea, but how about adding some crab”. Everyone tries to one up the other. My 8-year old daughter has taken to just randomly making up recipes. She will tell me step by step how to make the recipe she has thought up. The last one was to take french fries, dip them in batter then fry them. I had to stop myself from laughing, but inside I was dying. Double battered french fries are probably a “thing” at a fair or somewhere they batter and fry everything. I still have a recording on my phone she made of her describing a sandwich she was thinking about. It is so sweet to hear her little voice.

These were so good! Mini Ham Asparagus Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust or Crispy Onion Ring Crust #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias

Believe it or not, that is how this recipe was born. Her deep fried battered french fries turned into mini quiche. The idea got even better when we decided to make half the quiche with Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and the other half with Alexia Crispy Onion Rings. With a quick trip to Walmart we were all set. We even came home with an extra bag of Alexia Classic Fries. I like to keep my freezer stocked with Alexia products, as they are made with all natural ingredients. I can feel good about feeding them to my family, plus they are a life saver some school nights. My husband happened to be on a business trip, so my daughter and I decided to take these babies for a taste run. She was so excited. She was a little less excited when she saw the asparagus, but I reminded her while asparagus is green, she does love the “trees” as we call them.

These were so good! Mini Ham Asparagus Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust or Onion Ring Crust #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias

While I cut the asparagus and ham, she was busy  cutting meyer lemons in half and juicing them. My Dad had given us a big bag from his tree. I know – super lucky! She wants to have a lemonade stand this summer, so she dutifully juiced them all and froze the juice. By that time I was ready to smash the french fries. That, of course, is a kid’s job. She loves to mash up anything. We got them into the muffin tin. Next came the onion rings. I pulled out the biggest onion ring I have ever seen. Umm, this is not going to fit. “Oh no” she gasps, “We can’t make them?” I dug into the bag and found quite a few small ones. We then broke up some of the other larger onion rings to fit.  Next we spooned the egg mixture into the cups and put them in the oven.

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“Are they ready yet?” was asked about five times in the short span of the cooking time. Then they needed to cool! That was torture for her. Finally they were ready to taste. She starts to grab one. “Wait! You can’t eat the prettiest ones” I tell her. Oh Mama! I just love when she calls me that. I pick out a few I want for the pictures and cut up one of each variety for us to taste. She takes one with the onion rings, and I take a half from the sweet potatoes. “Yummy, these are really good Mama.” I agree Ly. Next thing I knew she has eaten my half of the onion ring quiche too. “Don’t you want to try the sweet potato one?” I asked. “No, this one is better” she replies. I finally got to taste one with the onion rings. Yum, I liked the spicy sweet potato fries slightly better and she loved the onion ring quiche. Either way, these quiche are true winners. I just love cooking and sharing with my little one. What about you? Do you cook with your children? What are some of your favorite memories of cooking together?

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Yields 24

Serves 2 quiche (one of each)

Mini Ham Asparagus Quiche with Two different Crusts

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Alexia Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries (defrosted)
  • 8 oz. Alexia Crispy Onion Rings (not defrosted)
  • 3 cups egg substitute or egg whites
  • 1 cup finely diced asparagus
  • 9 slices Canadian bacon
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Spray two muffin tins with non-stick spray.
  2. Place French fries in a bowl and mash.
  3. Divide the mashed fries between the 12 muffin cups and press down firmly into the bottom to create a crust.
  4. Place onion rings into the other muffin tin. Break up a few to place in the center. You do not need to completely fill the cup bottoms.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven down to 375°.
  7. Fill each cup with 2 to 3 tbsp. of egg mixture.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan before removing and serving.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. These are so cute and sound delicios! I love the idea to use sweet potatoe fries and onion rings as the crusts!
  2. What a great recipe Christie! I love the onion ring 'surprise inside' as you bite into this! And I don't blame your daughter for wanting to immediately eat a few of these - they look delicious!
  3. I love t his SO much! quiche is delicious, but I'm not much for the crust, but fries and tings, now those I love
  4. I bet these are so good! I need to make them this week!
  5. What a fancy way to spring up those fries and o rings! Great idea!
  6. These are perfect for an Easter brunch. I love that there are two different crusts. Bite sized food is perfect for a potluck when you want to sample a little bit of everything!
  7. This looks delicious! My whole family loves sweet potato fries!
  8. These look delicious! Thank you so much for submitting to the NEW Yum Goggle - and we hope you will continue submitting!
  9. What a fun recipe! I love the idea of using the onion rings in the quiche - I need to try that. Thanks for sharing! #client
  10. These would be a hit in our house, for breakfast or lunch!
  11. I think it's wonderful getting your kids involved in cooking and teaching them that cooking is a great creative outlet! These mini quiches look perfect for Easter brunch!
  12. These are adorable! What a fun use for sweet potato fries - I have some in my freezer and I'm thinking about making these for brunch this weekend!
  13. My family loves to talk about food too and they are always telling me new ideas for recipes I should make. I will have to try making this quiche for my family.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Tonia, Love that your family likes to get involved. Cooking is a fabulous family activity.
  14. great idea to add sweet potatoes fries into the quiche. It's also wonderful that the whole family participates in coming up with new food ideas.
  15. I love quiche! Just in time for asparagus season too! Can't wait!
  16. Great recipe for a brunch!
  17. What a wonderful idea! I love that your daughter gets so into the cooking process. Sounds like my little guy :)
  18. These look great!
  19. I'm SO intrigued by an onion ring crust! What a creative idea. I'm not sure if it's my computer or if your recipe plug in is malfunctioning, but right now it only lists "8 oz. Alexia Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries (defrosted)" as an ingredient (listed multiple times).
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks for letting me know Kelly. It is the plug-in. It is the second recipe it has done that too.

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