Jun 8, 2011

Asparagus and Leek Quiche

I just found a wonderful recipe and this time of year it is perfect with a salad and a nice glass of ice tea.  It has been years since I have made quiche.  I just didn't know what I have been missing.

Here is the recipe:

1 deep dish ready made pie crust
1 lb if asparagus cut into small pieces
2 leeks, cut into small slices, use only the white and light green parts
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tbs butter
1 cup of cream or half and half
1 cup of shredded gruyere or swiss cheese
salt/pepper to taste
a dash of nutmeg
4 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat a skillet on medium heat.  Add the butter, leeks, asaparagus, and garlic.  Saute for a couple of minutes.  Mixed the eggs, cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl.  Put the cheese on the bottom of the pie crust pan.  Next, add the leeks\asparagus mixture.  Pour the egg/milk combination over the top.  Place in the oven and cook for about 50-60 minutes or until the center is firm.  Let sit for about 15 minutes after you take it out of the oven. Slice into 6 pieces.  Enjoy!!

        I ate some of this because I couldn't resist.