For those of you who have given up meat during the Lenten season, you don’t have to torture yourself with just rice and peas, or that boring store bought salad. Try making a potato crust quiche. This is a flavorful meatless option that uses locally grown ingredients that you can pick up at your green grocer or supermarket that you find affordable. After trying this recipe feel free to experiment and create new variations. Try a different crust, either traditional bread crumbs or just add some spinach leaves to create a lovely spinach and cheese quiche variation to this recipe.
Potato Crust Quiche recipe
Estimated preparation time: 30 minutes
Estimated cook time: 1 hour
Ready in 1 hour 40 minutes
3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 tin mixed vegetables
1/2 cup shredded New Zealand Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs salt and black pepper to taste
Place the potatoes into a pot and cover with water.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
Place the butter into the pot, and mash the potatoes and butter with a masher until smooth.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Grease a 9-inch pie plate, casserole or quiche dish.
Beat the eggs with evaporated milk in a bowl until well combined.
Spoon the mashed potatoes into the prepared pie plate, smoothing the potatoes around the bottom and up the sides of the dish with a spoon to make an even crust about 1/2-inch thick.
Place the vegetables into the bottom of the crust, and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.
Pour the egg mixture over the quiche, and sprinkle with bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the quiche comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
Let the quiche stand for about 10 minutes before slicing.
Serve your delicious potato crust quiche with a veggie one pot dish and fresh salad. Happy baking.
March 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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