|My cooler full of greens!|
And then it came to me.... Quiche! I'm calling this "Use up your CSA Greens Quiche!" I like to create as I go but I took notes as I whipped up this creation and my taste testers of my son and his friend say this one's a winner! I'll leave my trail below on how I converted these greens into quiche.
Use up your CSA greens Quiche
(preheat oven to 350 degrees)
1 and 1/2 cups roasted almonds
1/3 cup coconut ghee
2 slabs of bacon
4 green onions
1/2 to 3/4 bunch of Swiss Chard, chopped in strips
2 cloves garlic crushed
handful of sorrel greens
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fennel
2/3 cup of heavy cream
salt/pepper to taste
1 cup Gruyere cheese grated
1/4 cup Parmagiano Reggiano cheese grated
|Quiche almost done cooking... still have a bit of browning left!|
Step one: Make a quick crust
I just ground up 1 1/2 cups of almonds and added about 1/3 cup of coconut ghee (you could use just coconut oil or butter) and mixed it all up in the food processor which made a paste that I put on just the bottom layer of a pie pan. (If you want to make a flour crust, go ahead! I've been kind of on a lower carb kick lately so I opted for a quick nut crust.)
Step two: Get your skillet workingI cut up the bacon and put it in a skillet and cooked it down and then added the onions, swiss chard, fennel and garlic. At the end I added the sorrel.
Step three: mix the wet ingredientsI beat the eggs in a bowl, added the cream, salt/pepper and then grated the cheeses and put them all together.
Step four: Get the greens in the pie platePut the cooked greens and bacon mix into the pie crust.
Step five: Add everyone else to the party!Pour the egg/cheese mixture over everything.
Step six: Into the ovenBake at 350 degrees until the quiche sets and a knife comes out clean (about an hour).
There are so many variations and certainly feel free to add whatever greens you have on hand for your quiche. I like the way all those greens cook down and now I've got a great quick meal that I'll probably use for breakfasts and lunches. The quiche is barely even out of the oven and it's already 1/4 gone. But no problem, I've still got lots of greens so I may be making another quiche pretty soon!
Also posted at Real Food Wednesday