Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Three-Onion Quiche

I found this recipe last week when I had to find an untried Onion recipe.  I showed it to D and of course he said it looked good, and to add bacon.  So we had it.

The mixture was pretty thick.

The result was really good.  Even with all the onion, it wasn't overpowering.  Without the bacon, I think the salt would need to be upped slightly.  We would have again. We would make it 6 servings.

We had with a spinach salad.

Three-Onion Quiche

We took a classic quiche recipe, bumped up the onion factor with three different types, and used a sharp Western white cheddar cheese.

Yield: Serves 8
Total:1 Hour

Photo by ALB
1 sheet refrigerated pie dough for a 9-in. pie shell*
Add 3-4 slices of crumbled bacon
1 tablespoon butter
3 medium leeks (white and light green parts), thinly sliced and rinsed well
2 bunches green onions, trimmed and thickly sliced
1/2 medium red onion, cut into thin half-moons
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon flour
3 large eggs
2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese*

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll pie dough into a 9-in. pie pan. Crimp edge. Line dough with parchment paper, fill with pie weights or dried beans, and bake until light golden, about 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights.

2. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add leeks, green and red onions, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Sauté until very tender but not browned, about 20 minutes.

3. Whisk half-and-half gradually into flour in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and eggs until blended. Stir in cheese and three-quarters of onion mixture and pour into pie shell. Sprinkle remaining onions over quiche.

4. Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes; cover edges with foil if they begin to darken. Let sit 10 minutes, then cut into wedges.

*We especially like Pillsbury pie dough. Look for Beecher's Flagship cheddar cheese sold at specialty shops.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information (8 servings, no bacon)
Calories: 333; Calories from fat: 62%; Protein: 12g; Fat: 23g; Saturated fat: 12g; Carbohydrate: 23g; Fiber: 1.5g; Sodium: 628mg; Cholesterol: 127mg

Sunset APRIL 2011

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