Cheese: Party Cheese Bake

posted by Connie 06-27-00 8:49 AM

Party Cheese Bake

1 cup Butter
1/2 tsp. Curry Powder
Saltine Crackers (for 4 cups crushed)
2 cups Sweet Onion
Dash or two of Salt
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar Cheese
3 cups Milk
3 Eggs
1 tsp. Salt
Dash Red Pepper
Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt butter; stir in curry powder. Crush saltines, and toss with curried butter to coat evenly. Reserving 1 cup of the crumb mixture, spread the rest over the bottom of an 11-inch by 16-inch pan.

Chop the onion in a medium dice and toss with a little salt. Add to pan, making an even layer
over the crumbs. Cover that with a layer of cheddar.

Scald milk. Lightly beat eggs with salt and pepper. Stir in a little of the hot milk, then combine with the rest of the milk and pour all the liquid over the layers in the pan.

Sprinkle the reserved cracker crumbs over all, top with a light layer of Parmesan, and finish with a dusting of paprika.

Bake at 375 F degrees for 25 minutes. When done, cut into squares and serve warm with parsley garnish.

This makes tasty little quiche-like squares. Makes 40 (2-inch) squares

You can bake them ahead, and reheat to serve. But do try to serve them warm.

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