Friday, May 18, 2012

recipe of the week: spanakopita quiche

spanakopita quiche
here’s the problem with this quiche. i usually just toss stuff in. so all measurements here are approximate, mmmkay?

here's our favorite (at the moment) quiche :-)

sprinkle of powdered (non-flavored) coffee creamer
olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 large handfuls of spinach leaves (this is approximately 4 cups loosely packed. i think. it'll come out to be about 1.5-2 cups when processed)
3 eggs
1 cup feta cheese (preferably with mediterranean herbs)
1 cup mozzarella
1 cup whipping cream
nutmeg, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste
1 deep dish pie crust

secret to an awesome crust? poke holes in the bottom of your crust with a fork and sprinkle coffee creamer powder on it.  pop in the oven for 5-10 minutes. 


 heat oil on stove and saute onions for about 3 minutes.

throw spinach in the food processor and process into chopped spinach

mix with onions, add the spices, and saute until the spinach cooks down a bit. 3-5 minutes should do it.

 whisk eggs and then add cheeses.  

pour in the spinach-onion mixture and mix together.  

 pour entire mixture into pie crust.

 make whipped cream out of the whipping cream. once it’s ready, fold VERY carefully into the rest of the quiche.  you don’t want to mix too much just because the creaminess of the whipped cream is very important to the texture of this quiche.

 bake at 350 for as long as it takes…usually between 45 minutes to an hour.  you can tell it’s done with a toothpick comes out clean :-)


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1 comment:

Farmgirl Paints said...

well that sounded AMAZING! i never would have guessed the creamer. talk about secret ingredient. thanks so much for linking up. we love a little quiche in our house. store bought! i'll have to try this one out;)