Coast Cooking

COAST COOKING: Qiche is a simple, elegant meal

A good quiche is surely among the simplest and most delicious fix in a hurry meals. 

Quiche is of French origin – specifically from Lorraine – where the famous quiche by the same name was first made. In its simplest forms, it is a milk and egg custard, fortified with bacon, cheese, onions, seafood or myriad other good things to eat. 

Ingredient options are almost endless: asparagus, crab, shrimp, chopped turnip greens, sausage of almost any kind. In other words, combine almost anything that sounds good to you, add to the custard, bake for 20 minutes, get a good bottle of white wine and your elegant meal is done. 

HAM AND SPINACH QUICHE

1 pie crust

1/2 cup cubed ham

1 cup wilted spinach

2/3 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

4 eggs

1 1/4 cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 f.  Lightly whisk the eggs, then add the cream and whisk again. Stir in the ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano and spinach, making sure it is evenly mixed. Season, then pour into the pie crust and bake for 20 minutes. 

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