Preheat oven to 375. In a saucepan on medium-high heat, scald milk. (See note below.) Cool milk then beat together with eggs, salt, nutmeg and chives. Brush pie crust with egg white, sprinkle cheese and bacon or ham in bottom of crust, pour in egg mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Note: To scald milk heat it to the point where bubbles just start to form around the edge. Scalding will reduce the time it takes for the quiche to cook.