A creamy quiche filled with good stuff: fresh green asparagus, ham and grilled cheese.
Ingredients for 4 persons
- 1 home-made shortcrust pastry (link to my recipe of shortcrust pastry) or 1 ready-to-use dough
- 600 g of fresh green asparagus (gross weight) which will give you around 300 g of peeled asparagus. You can also use canned green asparagus (1 can = about 300 g drained weight)
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 200 g of ham
- 2 eggs
- 200 ml of semi-skimmed milk (low fat, 2%)
- 40 g of grated cheese (Emmental or Swiss cheese for example)
- Salt, pepper
Preheat oven to 180 ° C / 375 ° F.
Break the ends where the asparagus bend naturally.
Peel, being careful not to damage the head of the asparagus
Cut into pieces the size of the asparagus head.
In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the asparagus for 5 minutes over high heat, stirring regularly. At the end of cooking, separate the asparagus heads and the other pieces of asparagus. Set aside.
Cut the ham into small pieces. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, break the eggs, beat them with a fork, then add the milk.
Add the ham pieces and the cooked asparagus (without the heads). Salt and pepper. Mix.
Spread the shortcrust pastry into a 28-30 cm diameter pie mould. Poke the dough with a fork.
Pour the mixture, made in step 4, into the mould.
Sprinkle the grated cheese on the quiche.
At the end, put the asparagus heads on the cheese.
Bake at 180 ° C / 375 ° F for 35-45 minutes. Stop cooking when the quiche is golden brown.
Serve hot or cold.
Quiche is one of the most versatile dishes; it can be both light and nutritious, eaten hot or cold. Quiche is a great all-around dish that can be served at any meal of the day.
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