January 5, 2010
quichesquare
already in the throes of boiling down spinach leaves for quiche last night, i realized my pie plate had gone missing. but no matter, necessity is the mother of invention. introducing: quiche, squared.
'tis the season for piping hot dinners. when the forecast gives a high of -3 degrees for the day, nothing seems more appropriate. yesterday we took the quiche route to beat the cold, and it's gone now, but i remember it being impeccably stiff with cheesy richness and hot yummy eggs. mmm. be sure to stop by later this week for another winter dish. i'm turning the spotlight on a favorite lady and answering a special recipe request. fun, fun.
crustless spinach quiche
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (10 oz.) bag fresh spinach leaves or 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups shredded cheese (i used 1 cup each of colby jack, mozz, & cheddar)
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 inch pie plate (or 8x 11 inch dish).
2. prepare spinach. if using fresh, add spinach to a large pot of boiling water and cook just until wilted, about 1 minute. drain in a colander, rinse with cold water until cool. squeeze spinach to remove as much liquid as possible; coarsely chop and set aside.
if using frozen, thaw and drain spinach. set aside.
3. heat oil in a skillet over med-high heat. add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. add garlic to onions and cook 1 minute more, then stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
4. in a large bowl, combine beaten eggs, cheese, salt, and pepper. add spinach mixture and stir to blend. scoop into prepared pie pan.
5. bake about 30 minutes, or until eggs have set. let cool 10 minutes before serving.

6 comments:

Kaitlyn Luce said...

Oh, the season of warm dishes is upon us Floridians, too. We're going on our third night of soup. yum.

marta said...

oh goodness. i love finding how you and i are on the same page. i just whipped up quiche this very morning. i'll have to try your recipe!! i added red pepper and chopped broccoli to it and poured it into separate little ramekins. seriously divine.

cheers to healthy and hearty.

Kelli said...

I love quiche!!!! Stay warm in your new home.

Christina said...

That's sounds SO tasty! I'm enjoying making all my hot dishes too. I'll have to see if Benjamin likes quiche; if he does, I'll try your recipe (can you believe I've never ever made quiche?).

Mom Judy said...

I like the square look! Do you suppose your pie plate is in someone's freezer filled with apple pie?

Brea said...

Ooo, oooo, ooooh. Could it be, could it be?!?! the baked potato soup I've been patiently waiting for!?!? If not, no biggie, I'll patiently wait some more. The anticipation is quite fun :D

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