As I have mentioned in a few posts, we had our French themed fundraising dinner over the weekend. It was a lot of fun, which always equals a success in my book. Yay!
As far as the dinner portion of the meal went, I made two types of quiche, a large salad Niçoise, and a potato galette. We also had a yummy sourdough baguette to accompany our food.
As you probably have noticed, most of the recipes I post have ingredients that are quite healthy. The recipes this week have butter and cream. While I don't suggest running out to the grocery store and putting butter and cream in everything you make, I do feel that most foods in moderation are usually fine. Usually, because if you have some sort of allergy or health condition, then that would not apply to you, capiche?
Today I will be sharing my recipe for the Asparagus + Goat Cheese Quiche I made. It was so good and rich, in a very subtle way. Quiche involves eggs, and usually some sort of milk or cream. For this quiche, I used a bit less eggs, and more cream. This gave it a denser texture, which was really nice.
Asparagus + Goat Cheese Quiche, serves 8
1 Pie crust (I bought mine to cut down on the time) 4 eggs 8 asparagus stalks, ends trimmed 1/2 c. goat cheese, crumbled 2 tbsp. chives, minced 2/3 c. half and half (which is half cream, half milk) Salt + pepper, to taste
Begin by rolling out your pie crust into a circular shape. Place it into a 9" pie dish. Sauté asparagus in 1/2" water for about 5 minutes. You do not want the asparagus to cook all the way, just partially. Immediately blanch in ice water for about 1 minute to retain the bright green color.
Whisk eggs, then add the half and half and cheese. In the pie shell, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of chives on the bottom, then pour in egg mixture. Gently, lay asparagus stalks on top. I like to brush whisked egg along the edges to give them a pretty golden color. Cook at 350° for about 40-45 minutes, or until eggs are set. Top with additional chives, and serve. Bon appétit!
Have you ever made a quiche before? What is your favorite kind? Tomorrow I will be posting about my Spinach + Mushroom Quiche. Have a great day!