Good Morning America Recipes

Emeril's Ham and Cheese Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

Emeril Lagasse's Breakfast in Bed

GMA Recipes Brunch
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Star Chef Emeril Lagasse kicked off his annual 'Breakfast in Bed' Contest on "Good Morning America" by preparing some delicious breakfast dishes. His recipes are sure to open eyes and delight tummies at any breakfast table.


  • 3 cups Idaho potatoes, peeled and grated, squeezed dry in towels or frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed and squeezed dry in towels
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril's Original Essence
  • 1/2 plus 1/8 teaspoon teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (finely grated)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Gruyere or Swiss cheese (grated)
  • 4 ounces baked ham, chopped
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 425° F. Lightly grease a 9-inch round glass pie pan and set aside.

    In a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, butter, Essence, and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and toss to combine. Add the Parmesan and toss to combine. Press the potato mixture into the prepared pan, spreading with your fingertips to evenly cover the bottom and up the sides. Bake until the potatoes are set and golden brown, 22 to 25 minutes.

    Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

    Reduce the oven temperature to 350° F.

    In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add the half-and-half, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper and whisk to combine. Add the Gruyere and ham, stir, and pour into the prepared potato crust. Bake until the center of the custard is set but still slightly soft, puffed, and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

    Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes before serving. Slice and serve.

    Recipes courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, Copyright 2005.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: parmesan, gruyere, baked ham

    Course: Brunch, Breakfast, Casserole

    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Emeril's Herbed Quiche With Blue Cheese
    The Perfect Dish for Your Spring Feast
    Emeril's Mini Ham and Crustless Quiche
    Individual Quiches for Holiday Brunch
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
    So You Can Just Worry About the Turkey
    Sandra Lee's Ham and Cheese Casserole
    Give Your Casserole a Kick
    Emeril's Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Healthy Breakfast Casserole
    Fill Up on This Heathy and Fresh Breakfast Casserole
    Carla Hall's Ham and Gruyere Quiche
    A Fantastic Brunch Option
    Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
    Stephanie O'Dea Shares Her Slow-Cooker Meals
    Emeril's Hash Brown Potatoes
    Potatoes With a Spicy Kick
    Latest Recipes on 'GMA'
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    Karen's Cordon Bleu
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's delicious and celebratory chicken dish.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS