Presenting for your pleasure, Ham and Leek Quiche for National Pi Day. Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.
This happens to be my favorite quiche combination. It is so simple to make, you can have it on a work night, then have leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s great with a salad.
You can use leftover ham when you have made a ham, or you can go to the deli section and ask for thick cut slices. Leeks are available in the vegetable section. You have to clean leeks because they always have sandy mud inside the layers. Just wash them under running water, and you are good to go. This Ham and Leek quiche is best with Swiss cheese, but if you don’t have it on hand, a good white cheddar will do very well indeed. Of course, you don’t have to wait until Pi Day to make Ham and Leek Quiche, you can make it any time you want.
If you are making this for Pi Day and want to make the π symbol, put a bit of leek under the pieces of ham to support them and not float all over the place. Of course, you have to be careful putting it in the oven so the pieces of ham don’t move around too much.
- 1 Pie crust blind baked
- 1/2 cup Ham diced
- 1/2 cup Swiss diced
- 1 Leek cleaned and sliced
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Cream
- 4 Egg
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon Dry mustard
- 1 dash Worcestershire
- 1 dash Tabasco
- 1/4 cup Swiss grated
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Put the ham, leeks and swiss cheese in the pie shell. Combine the remaining ingredients and fill the shell. Top with remaining swiss.
- Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until the cheese has browned a bit, the eggs are set, and a toothpick comes out clean,
- Serve with a glass of white wine and a salad. Yum!