Watching carbs, I make a crustless version, and serve with a "decked out" salad. The herb spring mix lettuce so available in stores these days is very attractive on a plate with added goodies such as sliced radishes, green onion, tomato slices, a sprinkling of cheese, a few croutons, and in this case a few sliced artichoke hearts.
Leftovers are a welcomed breakfast or lunch, just reheat and serve.
Artichoke and Crab Quiche
1 pie crust shell
1 cup artichoke hearts cut up
1 cup flaked crab meat, about a cup
1/3 cup diced onions or green peppers
2 cups half and half, or milk
1 cup shredded cheese of choice - Swiss, cheddar, provolone
2 tsps. dried dill
salt and pepper
Note: for crustless quiche use 1/2 cup biscuit mix whisked in with egg and milk
Preheat oven to 350. Serves 6
For pie crust quiche, place crust in pie plate and bake 10 minutes to crisp up so it won't become soggy later when adding wet ingredients. For crust-less quiche, spray or grease pie plate.
Mix artichoke, crab and onions/peppers, then spread on bottom of dish or crust.
Whisk eggs and half and half until blended and then mixed in cheese, dill and seasoning. Pour over artichokes and crab - bake at 350 for about 40 minutes until browned and firm in middle to touch, or insert toothpick or knife until it comes out clean.
Estimated cost per serving: $1.25 or less.