Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Simple Crustless Quiche

So, I finally got my quiche cooked to perfection (I'm sure it's the new dish! Bought at Clicks, if you're interested) and here is the long awaited recipe :) I like this because it's a really easy to prepare and pretty healthy meal (since there's no calorie-filled crust!)!

Simple Crustless Quiche - Before Baking Simple Crustless Quiche - Fresh from the Oven

Ingredients (I don't know how many this'll serve ... mebbe two, three at a max):

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (or you can just use self-raising flour, up to you)
  • 2 eggs
  • salt/pepper (I prefer to just use a few grinds of the Hot Chili seasoning from Woolies)
  • 1 cup A sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese
(NOTE: for this recipe I'm going to include the "filling" ingredients I used last night, but really this is the section you can go wild and get creative on!)
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 wheel of goat's milk feta
  • 6 or 7 sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 slices of chopped pastrami
Cook all necessary "filling" ingredients (with the above ingredients, that's only the spinach). When cooked, leave to cool in a mixing bowl. While the cooked filling is cooling, mix your base ingredients (the milk, flour, eggs, baking powder & seasoning) in another mixing bowl. Use a fork to mix these ingredients, you do not need to over-mix it just ensure the egg is mixed in completely and the most of the flour bubbles are gone. Stir in ¾ of the cheddar cheese (Note: I didn't do this because I'm adding feta to my filling, use the recommended cheddar quantity if there's no cheese in your filling)

By now your cooked filling should be cool. Crumble the feta cheese on top and combine with your hands (messy!). Mix in the sliced sun-dried tomatoes and pastrami (this is completely optional if you're not a carnivore ... but Varen insists!). Spray and cook your quiche dish (this is the bit I usually forget!), put your filling in first and then add the liquid base. Feel free to smoosh it around to ensure all the filling has been covered by the liquid. Now sprinkle on the remaining cheddar cheese.

Bake in a 200°C oven for 15 - 20 minutes
(depending on the size & shape of your dish this may vary but generally testing the baked-ness with a knife is probably the way to go after around 15mins). Leave to cool for 5 mins (if you can!) and enjoy!

We have yet to find out if this works as a left-over the next day, simply because there's never been a scrap left :) It's a winner!


Sweets said...

i love this, guess what i'm cooking tonight?! ok after i've been to clicks hehe

Tamara said...

Oooh... yummy. So going to try this one! I'm always on the lookout for new recipes, especially ones where I can "go wild and get creative" ;-)

The Jackson Files said...

Have just spent a happy 20 minutes catching up with your blog. This quiche sounds YUM and something that Jackson would eat too, so I may just be making this soon.

That book, God is not great, sounds like something I would quite like to too. I am battling about what to do with Jackson's spirituality, and maybe it'll help? What do you think?

akika said...

oh my god .... did't believe i'd ever see the day that you'd be trading recipes! Well done ...... mom

phillygirl said...

Wow, who knew a crustless quiche would be so popular ;)

@akika - since this is officially recipe number 4 on my blog, it shouldn't surprise you any more ;) and yes ... this one is all thanks to mom!

@tjf - Wow, tough question to end with there! I'll admit I'm biased and won't be bringing my kids up in a religious household ... but that doesn't mean they'll have no boundaries or morals. I think for a better perspective, you should start with The Year of Living Biblically (because AJ Jacobs started that project to try to find his own answers to your exact question!) and then read God is not Great for yourself ... and then figure out what works for you.

Personally, if you are not a believer yourself (I don't know if you are or not), I think it'll be that much harder trying to point Jackson in a different direction. I also think that as kids get older they should be aware of the variety of religions and beliefs of the world and know what the basics of each are and if they have an interest in any of them, they can pursue and discover what works for them when they're older.

But, that's just my two cents :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow thanks! I'm showing this to J. :) (He cooks)

ExMi said...

you should try cream cheese if you want it to set properly.

akika said...

Read your comments more carefully. That was mom commenting under my name [and what a difficulty getting her signed in when I couldn't remember my password].
I have seen your recipes up before, though you'd think she would've too :)

phillygirl said...

@jane - lucky you :)

@exmi - I didn't have a problem with it setting at all ... but I think I will give cream cheese a bash next time just for the experiment-factor :)

@akika - well, if you read the comment she left, it wasn't very clear at all, it could have just been you saying well done ... to mom. and that's how I read it. Pahahaha, it's still sorta sweet that she left a comment anyway tho!

noodle said...


Anonymous said...

I made 3 smaller quiches using this recipe, but used different fillings as I have a fussy 5 year old. He took a mouthful & exclaimed "delicious!". I put tuna, sweetcorn kernels, chopped baby marrows & dried origanum for his and added tomatoes to ours. It was a total hit. Will definitely use this recipe again. Thanks!

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