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Zucchini and Goat Cheese Crustless Quiche

August 20, 2012

ZUCCHINI quiche

Quiche is another one of those meals that I depend on for an easy recipe. And I especially like how sometimes you can make them particularly healthy. This quiche here isn’t too healthy, but it was fairly simple and wow, was it delicious! Seriously. This was a fantastically tasty quiche. I ate every last bite for leftovers until it was gone. And then I thought about making more… haha

I admit, there were a few steps to this recipe that were a little “labor intensive”. Specifically, you have to salt and drain the shredded zucchini to get rid of the excess water. And the recipe calls for 3 different fresh herbs (I don’t like buying a whole package of herbs just for 1 tsp…). But really, other than those two things, this quiche just follows a simple layering technique to assemble.

zucchini quiche

Spread toasted sourdough breadcrumbs along the bottom of the pan.

Evenly sprinkle the onion-zucchini-herb mixture across the breadcrumbs…

Crumble the goat cheese and sprinkle the gruyere over that!

And top it all off with a rich custard : )

Bake, devour, and call it a day!! Hehehe

This is so going in my “quiche catalog”.

zucchini quiche

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Crustless Quiche
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds medium zucchini or a mixture of summer squashes
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups 1-inch, day-old bread cubes, preferably sourdough
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram or oregano
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces young goat cheese, such as Montrachet.
  • 2 ounces grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese, about ½ cup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shred the squash on the large holes of a box grater, into a colander. Sprinkle with a heaping tablespoon salt and toss well. Place in the sink and drain for 15 minutes. Rinse and the squeeze firmly, by the handful, to remove excess water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, pulse bread into crumbs in a food processor. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add bread crumbs and stir until evenly toasted, about 5 minutes. Evenly spread crumbs in a 9-inch glass or ceramic pie pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Wipe out the skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the onions and garlic and season with ½ teaspoon salt, cook over medium-high heat, until onions are start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in parsley, dill and marjoram or oregano. Remove from heat, cool slightly.
  4. Whisk half-and-half, eggs and yolks in large glass measuring cup. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread the zucchini mixture in the prepared pan. Crumble the goat cheese and evenly scatter on the vegetables. Sprinkle Gruyere on top and pour the custard over the fillings.
  5. Bake until the quiche is just set in the center, about 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely on a rack before serving.

 

adapted from the Food Network

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Becky {Becky Bakes} August 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

This looks beautiful! I love quiche and this would be a great way to use summer veggies!

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