Asparagus Quiche

Makes a 9-inch quiche to serve 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced, or 2 Tbsp minced green onion
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup chopped, cooked asparagus
  • 3 eggs beaten with enough milk or cream to make 1-1/2 cups
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese, Cheddar or Gruyère are best
  • A 9-inch prebaked pastry shell

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Sauté the shallot in the butter over medium heat for a few minutes. Add the asparagus and stir for a minute or two. Season and let cool.
  2. Strew 3 Tbsp of the cheese in the shell and add the asparagus.
  3. Beat eggs and milk or cream together to blend. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Pour into the shell to 1/4 –inch of the rim. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese.

 

  1. Bake for 35 minutes, or until puffed and browned.