Quiche

Have loads of random stuff in the fridge and don’t know what to do for dinner? Make a quiche! Tonight I made a smoked salmon, spinach, tomato, and feta cheese quiche. If you are not big on baking, you can just get a pre-made pie crust and follow the instructions for the filling.

Quiche

Quiche

(Adapted from the Joy of Cooking)

Flaky Pastry Dough

Make 1/2 of the recipe for flaky pastry dough: flaky pastry dough recipe.

Flaky Pastry Dough

Roll out the dough and place it in a 9 in tart pan.

Flaky Pastry dough

Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes ( or longer if you can). Preheat the oven to 400°F. To avoid the dough slipping down while cooking, cover the dough with aluminum foil and place beans, rice, or baking beans. Place in the oven for about 25 minutes. Carefully take the foil off and place the tart back in the oven to brown for 5-10 minutes. Brush the following mixture onto the pie crust and bake for another 1-2 minutes:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • dash of salt

Quiche Filling

Mix the following together:

  • 1 1/2 cup of heavy cream (or 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup heavy cream)
  • 3 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • any spices that you want to add

Egg mixture

This bit is where you can get creative and mix whatever you want! This is what I placed in my quiche:

Sauteed onions, garlic, spinach, green onions, tomatoes. I then added some smoked salmon and feta cheese.

Quiche Assembly

Once the crust is done, drop the oven temperature to 375°F. Sprinkle your toppings into your crust.

Sprinkle toppings

The spread the egg/milk mixture evenly into the crust.

Pour egg mixture

Place in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes.

Eat!

Quiche

 

 

 

 

 

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