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egg-tasm #2

Posted by ernie on March 6, 2008

on tonight’s menu: more eggs.

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eggs! form of, quiche!

inspired by food television, i decided to tackle my first quiche. i’ve had delicious quiche before, but never made it myself. in general, my “first time” endeavors into fooding are riddled with regret, remorse, and night terrors. in short: hunger wins.

tonight would be different. tonight i would tackle my foe with unfettered valor. i would not hold back and i would not back down. tonight i would hack and slash and bake until the agents of my pantry were sufficiently subdued.

tonight would be a long hard battle against the forces of egg and hunger.

it was actually much simpler than that. i scoped out a few recipes on the interweb, as i always do. but in the end i found that quiche is simple enough that i could throw together something entirely original.

well, that is to say i did not directly take someone else’s recipe; though i’m sure something very similar – if not identical – has been written and cooked before.

and here, in all it’s glory, i present to thee my quiche.

broccoli blue cheese quiche

  • handful of broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/2 medium to large onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 4 or 5 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 2 to 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 medium eggs, lightly scrambled
  • 1 cup milk
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil

preheat your oven to 350. start by sautéing the onions in a little bit of olive oil with a pinch of kosher salt. once they soften, add the garlic. after a few minutes – when the onions are just beginning to brown – add the broccoli and a grind or two of black pepper. cook for another couple of minutes. mix together the broccoli and onions with the eggs, milk, tomatoes, and blue cheese. pour into a lightly buttered pie dish and bake for 35 minutes or until set.

this was a success. quite delicious. there are some things to note about this particular run-through: we did not have whole milk on hand and instead used 3/4 cup of skim milk and 1/4 cup heavy cream, the blue cheese was some packaged brand we purchased the other day, and the choice of veggies was very much decided by what we had on hand. we could not help but think that green peppers would have been a lovely addition, as well as an ante-upping amount of broccoli (does that phrasing even work?). i personally think it could have been cheesier, though more blue cheese would have probably overpowered the other flavors. perhaps cheddar next time.

regardless, i will certainly be adding this to my repertoire. it’s quick and easy and adaptable to whatever the hell is in one’s fridge. it comes highly recommended from both of us.

that really isn’t saying much at all.

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2 Responses to “egg-tasm #2”

  1. jodi said

    since when do you know words like “unfettered valor”

  2. ernie said

    there are a lot of strange things that hide in this tiny bulbous head of mine.

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