Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quiche

Quiche?  Is there a place for quiche in a Failsafe diet?  Well,  this recipe has some amines,  so if you are particularly sensitive,  then no.  Or else,  leave out the cheese and see how you go. (I'd love to hear what that turns out like.)  This quiche sort of evolved...  mostly by what I had available in the fridge.  Also,  our quiche dish is really wide and flat,  unlike our old one which was quite deep. Quiche is something I used to make with bacon and hands full of cheese.  I loved that creamy, salty flavour.  I wondered if this might be an insipid copy and I was wrong.  It was really quite delicious!!!!

One problem,  Ms C hates quiche.  Well, she hates pastry and, therefore, anything attached to pastry.  Mr frillypants came up with a solution, we hope, which we'll try tonight.

Ingredients:
  • 4 eggs
  • 20g Greek Yogurt
  • 110 g Pouring Cream
  • 180g Milk
  • 1 leek, sliced finely
  • 1-2 spring onions, sliced finely
  • Small palm size piece of butternut pumpkin,  sliced finely with a vegetable peeler
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated Parmesan / Grana Padano cheese - about 2 tabs
  • 1 quantity short-crust pastry, blind-cooked about 15 minutes in quiche dish
Method:
  • Preheat a griller/broiler
  • Saute leek and pumpkin slivers in TMX or frypan
  • Allow to cool and place into pastry shell, covering base evenly
  • Sprinkle over this with cheese
  • Place under griller and grill until cheese has melted, set aside
  • Turn on oven to mod heat
  • In TMX or a 1 litre jug, combine eggs, yogurt, cream, milk
  • Pour egg mixture into pastry shell, over leek etc
  • Sprinkle over top with spring onion
  • Cook at 180deg C for approx 20-30 minutes. (depends on your pan a bit)
  • Allow to sit to finish cooking before serving with steamed vegies and maybe some oven fries.
Verdict:
We all,  except the Failsafer, loved this meal!!  Ms D tried to go for thirds,  but there was none left. 

Tweeks:
Mr Frillypants suggested today that we try this recipe again and make a macaroni-bake-in-a-ramekin sort of thing for Ms C to eat.  Hopefully then she can join in the eggy fun.   Stay tuned!!

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