Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spinach and mushroom crustless quiche

This is a continuation from the breakfast we had on Sunday. I made so many dishes that I just have not had the opportunity to post it all.

I'm partial to quiches, particularly, quiches that do not require a crust because I, frankly, suck at anything that remotely hints at baking. It tends to be very hit and miss for me and it's more miss than hit. Plus I'm not confident around the mixer and the ingredients. I just have not had enough practice and I am not as passionate about baking as I am cooking.

Anyhow, I was delighted to find this recipe for a crustless quiche on Pinterest and decided to make it for the breakfast we were having. Here's the link to the original recipe. They have much prettier pictures than I do.

Here's the RECIPE:

  • 250g fresh mushrooms sliced
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 box frozen spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 75g fetta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spray oil for pan

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If your frozen spinach is not already thawed, thaw it in the microwave. Empty the box into a colander and let it drain while you begin to prepare the rest.
  • Quickly rinse the mushrooms and slice them thinly. Place the sliced mushrooms in a skillet coated with non-stick spray, add the minced garlic, and sprinkle a little salt and pepper. Turn the heat on to medium-high and sauté the mushrooms until they release all of their moisture and no more water remains on the bottom of the skillet (5-7 minutes).
  • Spray a pie dish with non-stick spray. Squeeze the rest of the water out of the spinach and spread it out on the bottom of the pie dish. Next add the cooked mushrooms and crumbled feta.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs until fairly smooth. Add the milk, parmesan, and another small sprinkle of pepper. Whisk to combine. (This step can be completed while the mushrooms are cooking) Pour this mixture into the pie dish over the spinach, mushrooms, and feta.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over top. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet for easy transfer into the oven. Place the quiche into the preheated oven and bake until it is golden brown on top and the center is solid. Every oven is different but this should take between 45 minutes and an hour. Slice and serve!

I admit to pretty much following the entire recipe except for one there ... there's always something, isn't there? :-)

Instead of milk, I used cream. I had a jar of cream in the fridge that had been there for a little while and I thought that it needed using up ... so I did. This made the quiche a lot richer, creamier and tastier. Cream = naughty = good!

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