Linguica Quiche

(An elegant luncheon or supper dish, or in bite-sized pieces – perfect with spirits.  Serve warm)

1/3 lb. ground linguica
˝ c. diced onion
˝ lb. chopped Swiss cheese
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 c. cream
˝ tsp. salt
cayenne (dash of)
1 – 9” pastry shell or flan ring


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Sauté onion in butter for five minutes. Add ground linguica, sauté additional five minutes, set aside.  Bake pastry shell five minutes, remove and sprinkle with linguica mixture and chopped Swiss cheese.  Mix together eggs, cream, salt, and cayenne and strain into pie shell.  Bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 degrees an bake until firm.  Approximately 20 minutes