I was craving quiche (big surprise) the other night, so I decided to root around in my fridge to see what I could come up with. I just happened to have some spinach, feta cheese, and a red pepper lying around, it seemed like a perfect combination. I sauteed the pepper a bit first so that it softened up - and I prefer the flavor of it that way, and I wilted the spinach a bit so it took up less room.
You can always just use a store-bought crust, or make your own - however if you do buy store bought, I highly recommend you buy a sheet of pastry dough as opposed to one already in a pan. It always works much better for me and you have a little more flexibility with how you're going to place it in your own pie pan.
check out these other quiche recipes:
- pie crust - 1
- olive oil - 2 tbsp
- red pepper - 1 large
- spinach - about 3 cups, fresh
- feta cheese - 1/3 cup (150 g)
- eggs - 6
- sour cream - 2/3 cup
- salt and pepper - generous amount
- Pre heat oven to 350 F (175 C)
- Grease a pie pan, cover it with your dough, poke holes in the bottom, line the dough with aluminum foil and weights, and pre-bake in your oven for about 15 minutes.
- While the crust is baking, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.
- Add the red pepper, and saute until softening, about 3 - 5 minutes.
- Increase the heat to high and add the spinach, moving it around a lot so it doesn't overcook, when some leaves begin wilting, remove from heat.
- Crumble feta cheese over the base of your pre-cooked crust.
- Lightly squeeze the liquid from the spinach/peppers and spoon over the feta.
- Crack the eggs into a medium bowl, generously salt and pepper, and whisk until smooth.
- Add the sour cream and whisk until blended and creamy, about 2 minutes.
- Pour the egg mixture over the spinach, return to oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until set.