How long has it been since I made a Quiche? A long long time. To tell the truth I think I got scared of serving my family another Quiche. I sometimes get carried away when I cook or bake, when I make something that goes over really really well I tend to make it and make it and make it, although I have been trying to control myself these last few years. This was the case with Quiche. Maybe because Quiche brings back good memories of my life in Canada. I used to order Quiche and a salad and I still love that combination.
The other day when I was doing my grocery shopping I noticed the arrival of asparagus. I love seeing asparagus at the grocery shop, it also means we are getting closer to spring. And I can just imagine how many of you just can’t wait for that, with the cold and snowy winter that you were forced to bear, a little bit of spring will be a warm welcome.
Needless to say when I saw that perfect bundle of asparagus I immediately thought Quiche, Asparagus Quiche. I reasoned enough time had passed since the last time I made this dish, they will devour this.
This Asparagus Quiche made with a flaky pie dough (I purchased a pre-made pie dough) filled with steamed asparagus , some creamy Gruyere cheese, eggs, cream and milk. A perfect weekend lunch idea and oh don’t forget a simple tossed salad.
Although strange isn’t it they never get tired of friday night pizza!
- 13 or 14 asparagus stalks
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon shredded gruyere cheese 100 grams
- 1 1/2 cups whole cream 375 grams
- 1/2 cup milk 125 grams
- 1/4 teaspoon salt 1.2 grams
- 1 tablespoon melted butter 15 grams
- 1 pre-made pie crust unbaked
Pre-heat oven to 350° (180 celsius)
TO CLEAN THE ASPARAGUS
If you buy really thick asparagus then you might want to peel the outside woody part with a potato peeler. Snap off the tough base of each spear, this is usually around the bottom third
of the spear, where the stem starts to turn tender. Keep only the tender part. Chop into 1/4 inch (3/4 centimeter) sizes. Boil or steam for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a 10 inch (26 centimeter) pie plate, place the pre made (or homemade) pie pastry, brush with melted butter, and spread the steamed asparagus on top.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, milk and salt, stir in grated cheese.
Pour mixture over the asparagus.
Bake for 15 minutes then turn oven down to 325° (160° celsius) and bake approximately 30 minutes more. Quiche will be cooked when a knife inserted comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!