One of those recipes that always gets me confused is quiche. For some reason, every time I attempt one, nothing goes as planned. That’s why we have dubbed making quiche, “Shit Happens.” You just throw it together, put it in the oven and hope for the best!
Tomato Basil Quiche
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 plum tomatoes, sliced thin
- 2 tbsp flour
- several leaves of fresh basil, chopped
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup of shredded cheese (any kind will do, I used mozzarella and Parmesan)
- Salt & Pepper
~ Thaw your frozen puff pastry on the counter for approximately 40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the puff pastry a little thinner to fit into a 9″ pie pan. Push pastry down into pan and into corners. Line pastry with tin foil and place pie weights on top. Bake puff pastry for 8 minutes.
~ Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Put shallot and garlic into the pan and cook until browned, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from pan and add another 1 tbsp olive oil. Dust tomato slices with flour and basil. Fry tomato in the pan, 1 minute per side. Set aside.
~ In a medium sized bowl, mix together eggs and milk. Season with salt & pepper.
~ Put a layer of cheese on the bottom of pastry, sprinkle in some shallot and garlic mixture, layer in half tomato slices, then pour half the egg mixture on top. Repeat layering process.
~ Place quiche in the oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue to cook for another 20 minutes until edges are turning golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.
Husby + I have been intrigued by the cookbook Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way by Francis Mallmann. What we wouldn’t give to have a large backyard to build a fire pit in + grill a whole pig, or half a cow. One of the recipes from this week was taken from this book + even without the backyard grilling pit, it turned out excellent. I highly recommend this book!
On to the recipes:
Pork Tenderloin with Burnt Brown Sugar, Orange Confit, + Thyme via Seven Fires
Root Beer Float Cookies via Six Sisters’ Stuff
Perfect French Toast via Food Network
Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats via Gimme Some Oven!
Woah, I’m way behind on posting recipes! Here are some from over the last few weeks:
Tangy Pork Sandwiches via Food Network
Blueberry Muffins via Food Network
Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Breakfast Bars via TheKitchn.com
M & M Blondies via Your Homebased Mom ~ I made these for the 4th of July + substituted peanut butter m&m’s for regular ones.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
My weekend in photos…
Hope you all had a great weekend!
The recipes this week have turned out to be some of my new favorites! I’ve never had Eggplant Parmesan before + was really surprised how much I liked it…. even though the recipe misrepresented the cooking time. Not to leave out the cookies this week… they are really tasty! They turned out really light + fluffy even though the picture made them look more like a chewy cookie. Without further adieu… here they are:
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes via Food Network ~ we added about a 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese to these as well. They were also a huge hit at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies via Tasty Kitchen ~ mmmm I want one now!
Herb Omelet with Cherry Tomatoes via Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins via Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetitie
Eggplant Parmesan via Food Network ~ be forewarned, the recipe states 1 hr + 20 mins total time, but it will take you more like 2 hours.
My weekend in photos…
Hope you had a great weekend!
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! Ours was full of spending time at home + cooking. Here are some of the recipes:
Spinach + Feta Chicken Sausage Fettuccini via Al Fresco
Salmon Teriyaki with Asparagus via Men’s Health (April 2012 issue) ~ we also served with a side of crawfish. It was the first time I’ve seen them offered at the seafood counter.
Maxwell Street Polish Sausage Sandwich via Food Network Magazine served with Almost-Famous Fried Pickles via Food Network Magazine
Black + Blue Doughnut Pancakes via …and then I ate it! ~ the recipe is for plain doughnut pancakes, but I threw in a handful of blueberries and blackberries
Lemon-Raspberry Sorbet Cake via Food Network Magazine ~ Since I don’t like chocolate, I substituted the chocolate wafer cookies with Nilla wafers + the chocolate chips with white chocolate chips
Beef, Chorizo + Tater Tot Tacos via Food Network Magazine(chorizo-potato tacos) ~ we pulled the “50 Tacos” insert out of the May 2012 issue + combined their recipe for basic ground beef (we subbed steak strips) with the chorizo-potato recipe (we subbed tater tots for the potato) to make this combo taco.
Hope you like them! Enjoy.