Sunday, March 3, 2019

Homemade Crustless Spinach Quiche

Hello everyone!
It's officially March and although we are still waiting for it to get green outside, the inside of our house is very green.
We are getting ready for St. Patrick's Day over here and all of our decorations just went up. 
Each year Erik and I like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a green brunch.
A spinach quiche is the perfect item to enjoy for a green brunch.
We found our quiche recipe here and tweaked it a bit to our liking.
Here is our recipe.

You will need:
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 Cup of Onions, Finely Chopped
2 Cloves of Garlic
10 Ounces of Fresh Spinach
1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
1/4 a Teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper
6 Large Eggs
1/4 a Cup of Half and Half
1 and 1/2 Cups of Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven to 375o.
In a large skillet, add the olive oil and warm on the stove over medium heat.
Add the finely chopped onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. 
Add spinach to the skillet.
Depending on the size of your skillet you may need to do this in handfuls. 
Add a few handfuls and cook the spinach continuously turning it with tongs.
Once the spinach has wilted add more spinach and repeat until all of the spinach is wilted.
Add 1/2 a teaspoon of the sea salt and all of the red pepper. 
Place the veggie mixture into a sieve and press down on it lightly until you have released it of it's extra water.

Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 inch quiche or pie pan. 
If you have a quiche pan with a removable bottom use a pie pan.
The middle of the quiche will sink in as it is crustless. 
Add the veggie mixture evenly to the bottom of the pan.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, half and half, and remaining sea salt until well combined.
Gently stir in the mozzarella cheese to the egg mixture.

Pour the egg mixture into your pan over the cooled veggie mixture. 
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the center is firm.
Let cool for 10 minutes. 

This quiche is the perfect dish for a spring brunch.
It's light and colorful!
We like to keep ours pretty simple for St. Patrick's Day but, add a little bacon or some tomatoes to create more flavor.
What do you like to eat for brunch?

All my love,

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