Saturday, 12 December 2009

Crustless Spinach Quiche.

Been busy with all the christmas shopping. There are simply too many people in the malls these days, would rather stay at home and bake or simply do nothing. I've decided to bake quiche today because its been something I have been wanting to bake ever since I am able to remember.

The first time I tried quiche was in secondary school, when a friend brought her mum's home-made quiche for us to try. Its was so good, I fell in love with quiche. For some reason quiche also reminds me of something very british. Well perhaps because it became popular in England sometime after WWII.
 I did some research and found out that although quiche is now a classic dish of French cuisine, quiche actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, under German rule, and which the French later renamed Lorraine. The word 'quiche' is from the German 'Kuchen', meaning cake.

(Pictures were taken when I was in Edinburgh )

Adapted from (Allrecipes)

2-1/2 Tsp Vegetable oil
1 onion
110g Fresh spinach leaves
4 Eggs, beaten
2 1/2 C Munester Cheese ( I used parmesan and leftover pizza cheese)
1 Slice ham ( had a slice of leftover ham, so I threw it in as well)
1/4 Tsp salt
1/8 Tsp black pepper
1/4 Tsp Garlic
1/4 Tsp Oregano

1) Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.

2) Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occassionally, until onions are soft. Stir in ham and spinach and garlic. Continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.

3) In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt, pepper and oregano. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared pie pan.

4) Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30min. Let cool for 10min before serving.
Could be eaten warm or cold.
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