Broccoli and Green Garlic Quiche
Now that I’ve figured out the whole pie-crust thing, the whole world is my oyster, muahahahaha… okay, no – really, I did warn you that there would be some serious pie-age for a little while. It’s my new trick, so I have to show it off. So on Sunday while I was trying to figure out what to do with the broccoli that I received in this week’s FFTY box. I mean, I love steamed broccoli, but I’ve done that almost every week we’ve had broccoli lately. Eventually, I had a lightbulb and decided it was time to make a real quiche… with like… crust, and stuff. Disclosure: I’ve made quiche before – I would just always make it crustless… because I didn’t have a deep pie pan, and I didn’t know how to make a crust… but now I know how to make a crust… so I like, uh made a crust. lol
Making this quiche is when I decided that first chance I get I’m going to run back over to Kitchen Table in Walnut Creek to pick up another pie dish, because it would have been so easy to make two of these guys at the same time. As it was, I was bummed that I didn’t have another one, because the quiche no sooner came out of the oven before Mr. Man and Miss Thing swooped in and devoured half of it – I barely managed to snap a couple of pictures before they were shoving me out of the way and carving it up. To be fair though, Miss Thing had been waiting for food for a couple of hours, and Mr. Man hadn’t had breakfast yet… so I suppose it’s justified. But still, I was hoping for more leftovers for meals later in the week!
Upside – last time I made quiche, Miss Thing was all “ewwww” and “I hate quiche!” which is what I was expecting this time when I made it. But instead I got a “Hey, can I have another piece?” which in Miss Thing Speak roughly translates to “This is good!” It was also Mr. Man approved, although that isn’t a huge surprise, since Mr. Man loves quiche. It was a great dish for a lazy Sunday afternoon Lupper (lunch+supper).
I used the same pie crust recipe that I made the Cherry Pie with, since it seemed pretty general purpose, although I did reduce the sugar by half. The recipe makes enough for two pie crusts (see? I totally need another pie dish) so I used the other crust to make a Triple Berry Pie later in the week (which of course, I’ll post later). Next time I make quiche though, I think I’ll use the olive-oil crust from my Asparagus and Mushroom Tart. Atleast then I can pretend it’s marginally healthy… I mean it’s half whole wheat and it uses olive oil… Nevermind the cream and cheese and other stuff in there. It’s healthy. Really. You believe me, right?
- 2 and 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 and 1/2 tsps Sugar
- 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 cup Chilled Butter
- 4-6 tbs Ice Water
- Makes enough for 2 single pie crusts or one double pie crust
- Place the flour, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a food processor, and pulse once or twice to combine
- Add in the butter, and process until coarse crumbs form
- Add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until dough forms a ball
- Divide in to two equal portions, flatten in to disks
- Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes or up to two days
- 4 cups chopped Broccoli, blanched
- 6 bulbs of Green Garlic; sliced (about 1/2 a cup)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup heavy Cream
- 1 cup Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese; divided
- 3 oz Prosciutto; coarsely chopped
- Kosher Salt (to taste)
- 1/2 of chilled pie crust recipe, or other pie crust
- Preheat the oven to 375°
- Roll one pie crust disk out in to an approximately 11″ circle and use to line a 2-3″ deep, 9″ pie dish
- In a large bowl, stir together 3/4 cup of the Cheddar Cheese, the broccoli, the prosciutto, and the green garlic. Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs until lightened. Add the cream, milk, and kosher salt and whisk until combined.
- Spread the broccoli mixture in to the prepared pie crust, letting it mound a little bit in the center.
- Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli mixture, pressing it down a little bit to submerge, if neccessary
- Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of Cheddar Cheese on top
- Bake until center of quiche is almost set. It should wobble a little, but not jiggle.