I once saw a recipe by Food Network’s Sunny Anderson for coffee cup quiche that used butter cracker crumbs for the crust. Honestly, I thought it sounded awful. I was skeptical about the butter crackers tasting like a crust at all, plus I simply didn’t believe the quiche would cook right in the microwave.
But then, one morning, my 7-year-old daughter Anna and I decided it would be fun to make Quiche in a Mug. I went back and forth on the whole butter cracker crust issue and finally decided to just give it a try. What did I have to lose? A couple of eggs? No biggie!
First off, Anna and I had a blast making it together. The recipe is so simple Anna could have made it completely on her own. She was able to perform all of the steps, including chopping the ham and green onion with a steak knife as well as shredding the cheese.
As for the butter cracker crust? It was really good! I’m sold! Anna and I were both surprised how well it worked and I am so glad we tried it. The crackers do in fact form a “crust” in the bottom of the mug, and it tastes great!
Anna and I both loved eating Quiche in a Mug, so it is definitely parent and kid approved. Plus, any recipe that makes my kids feel empowered in the kitchen is a winner for me, especially when the food gets gobbled up afterwards!
Microwave Quiche in a Mug
Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
- 6 butter crackers
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 slice deli ham, chopped
- 1 teaspoon green onion, chopped
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Get a large coffee mug. Using your fingers, break up the butter crackers into crumbs and put directly in the bottom of the mug.
- Whisk the rest of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Gently pour egg mixture over the crackers in the mug.
- Microwave on high 2-3 minutes, depending on how strong your microwave is. (2 minutes should do it for most microwaves.)
- Carefully remove the cup from the microwave with a hot pad as cup will get hot. Dig in and enjoy!