Saturday, February 11, 2012

Constructing a quiche like device... Saturday morning food porn

  • 9" pie shell
  • 7 Extra large fresh eggs
  • 3/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 8 Ounces sliced mushrooms
  • A heaping cup of slivered pepper jack cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Ground kosher salt to taste
  • Powdered garlic to taste
  • Powdered onion to taste
  • A tablespoon of dried parsley

Quiche is nothing more than an eggy pie, with stuff tossed in for flavor. It makes a wonderful refrigerator Velcro, using up leftover bits with abandon. In this recipe, the addition of a little flour to the mix causes the quiche to veer off into Souffle land.

In a medium hot cast iron fry pan, melt a few large pats of butter. Toss in the sliced mushrooms, and let them sizzle till golden. Turn occasionally to brown evenly. A few grinds of black pepper never hurt..

While the mushrooms are browning, combine the eggs, cream, flour, garlic, parsley, and onion in a bowl. Whisk till well combined and light in color. Set aside till the mushrooms finish cooking.

Layer about 3/4 of the golden brown mushroom in the pie shell, and then cover with 3/4 of the cheese. Pour in the egg mixture. Cover with the rest of the shredded cheese, and lay the remaining mushrooms on top.

Gently slide into a preheated 350 degree oven, and go find something to do for an hour.

Return to find a fluffed up souffle-like quiche, perfectly browned on the outside and stunningly tasty on the inside.

Now... enjoy Breakfast.


trailbee said...

My husband's favorite dish to cook/bake. It looks stunning. But 7?

Carteach0 said...

A typical recipe for a 9" quiche might call for 9 eggs, but the mushrooms are bulky. 7 was just exactly right ti fill the shell.

og said...

At least you didn't put spinach or arugula in it. I don't want to think that I'm grazing with my food.

Carteach0 said...

Ya, but it could have used fried onions in it. Next time.

I may make one today, with Chorizo sausage and pepper jack cheese.