Spinach And Cheese Quiche Recipe

Quiche is a popular French dish that consists of a pastry crust filled with a combination of cheese, vegetables, and meat or seafood. In this recipe, we will be cooking a savory filling with a combination of spinach and cheese.

Ingredients:

For the crust:
• 2 1/4 cups (280 grams) flour
• 3/4 cup (170 grams) cold butter (cubed)
• 4-6 tbsp cold water
• 1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:
• 400 grams (14 oz) fresh spinach
• 1 yellow onion (chopped)
• 1 red onion (chopped)
• 3 eggs
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
• 240 ml (1 cup) heavy cream
• 200 grams (7 oz) gruyere cheese (shredded)
• 90 grams (3 oz) blue cheese (cubed)
• 2 garlic cloves (crushed and optional)
• Butter and olive oil for frying

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 2 hours. Serves 8.

For the crust:
Prepare a food processor.
Add flour, salt, and cold cubed butter.
Process or blend the ingredients until it forms crumbs.
Slowly add cold water.
Continue to process until it forms a dough.
Transfer to a flat board or surface.
Flatten into a disk and wrap in plastic.
Keep in the fridge for 30 minutes.

For the filling:
Set a large pan over medium heat.
Melt butter, then add olive oil.
Saute yellow and red onions for 5 minutes.
Add crushed garlic.
Stir for 1-2 minutes.
Add spinach and let it cook until spinach is reduced in size.
Transfer and drain the excess liquid.
Set aside

In a separate bowl, beat eggs.
Add heavy cream.
Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Whisk until well combined.
Set aside.

The assembly:
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Remove the dough from the fridge.
Lightly dust a flat surface or board with flour.
Place the dough on it and lightly dust the top with flour.
Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick.
Transfer the dough to a pie pan (24-25 cm).
Press the dough on the bottom and sides of the pan.
Cut off excess dough.
Pierce the bottom of the crust using a fork.
Keep in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Get it out and line a parchment over the dough.
Fill it with rice, beans, or pie weights.
Bake it for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and also remove the pie weights and parchment paper.
Return the pie crust in the oven and let it bake for 5-10 minutes or until the dough turns golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Put the spinach mixture first and spread evenly.
Add gruyere and blue cheese.
Pour the egg mixture on top of the cheese.
Put inside the oven and let it bake for 35 minutes or until its golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for a while.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can serve this dish with crusty bread, vegetable bisque, fruit salad, or coffee.

You can also add cheddar cheese if you want it a lot cheesier.

Spinach And Cheese Quiche Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJkztIX04w0

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