10.08.2012

My favorite quiche recipe

You won't find too many posts on our blog for recipes we've tried because the Childers women aren't known for their cooking, but I stumbled upon this recipe over a year ago and it's amazing. I've made this quiche for a few showers and brunches and have had numerous people ask for the recipe, which NEVER happens to me - success!



Mushroom and Fontina Quiche

1 pie crust
2 tablespoons of butter
2/3 cup of chopped shallots (about 3 med)
12-14 oz of assorted mushrooms, halved
4 large eggs
2/3 cup half and half
1/3 cup of whole milk (I just use 2%)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 1/2 cups of coarsely grated Fontina cheese (divided)



Preheat oven to 450°F. Unroll crust completely. Press firmly onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch-diameter deep-dish glass pie dish. Bake until light golden brown, pressing on sides of crust with back of spoon if crust begins to slide down sides of dish, about 17 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

Meanwhile, melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; sauté until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until mushrooms are tender and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to plate; spread out to cool slightly.

Whisk eggs, half and half, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg in large bowl to blend. Stir in 1 cup Fontina cheese and sautéed mushrooms. Pour filling into crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over quiche.

Bake quiche until puffed, golden brown, and just set in center, about 45 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Enjoy!

- Melina



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