This recipe doesn’t require too much of an introduction. It was amazing. We had an early “Christmas Day” at our house today, since actual Christmas Day will be somewhat unpredictable and on-the-fly this year. In honor of the occasion, I wanted something extra special for breakfast, and that’s exactly what we had!
Fancy Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Sausage, and Sweet Potato Crust
Cook Time: 70 minutes (the caramelized onions can be made ahead of time to speed up morning cook time)
2 tbsp. butter
1 yellow onion
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 large sweet potato
2 tbsp. butter
1 lb. sausage
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350.
Melt the first 2 tbsp. butter in a pan over medium heat. Cut the top and bottom off the onion, then cut in half from top to bottom. Cut into 1/4” slices, then add to the pan, stirring to coat with butter. Continue to cook until the onions become translucent. Add the salt and thyme and stir to mix. Turn the heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 40 more minutes. The onions should be brown, but not crispy.
While the onions are cooking, peel and chop the sweet potato. Steam or boil the pieces until soft, about 10-15 minutes. I used the steamer basket in my rice cooker.
While the potatoes are cooking, heat up a second pan on the stove to medium, and brown the sausage.
When the potatoes are done, put them in a food processor with the second 2 tbsp. butter, and season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
Scoop the potatoes into a glass pie dish, and spread them evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
Combine the sausage and onions in one of the pans, then spread it all evenly into the pie shell.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs with salt and pepper. Pour the mixed eggs evenly over the sausage.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the egg is firm and no longer runny. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Cut into pie slices and serve to anxiously waiting guests!