Eggs – Natures Fast Food.
Whether fried, boiled, poached or scrambled, eggs must be nature’s original pre-packaged fast food item. Not only are they full of vitamins and minerals, proteins, and healthy fats, but nearly anyone can cobble together a meal from these little gems no matter how bad a cook they might be. (Obviously there are some exceptions)
They can also cover both ends of the culinary scale from beginner to master chef, as when in the right hands they can become a light and fluffy Soufflé or a decadent cake.
One of the easiest ways to demonstrate the versatility of an egg without spending hours in the kitchen is the humble Quiche. Try our recipe below, I trust you will never purchase a store bought Quiche again.
Farmhouse Quiche serves 4
You will need:
3 large eggs beaten.
6 fl oz. of heavy whipping cream.
1/2 tsp cayenne
3oz gruyere cheese
3oz sharp cheddar
4oz diced ham
1/2 white onion roasted and then diced
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Nine-inch nonstick pie tin
1 sheet of short crust pastry 8/9in
Line a nine-inch nonstick pie tin with one sheet of pastry and gently press well into the corners folding slightly over the rim, trim off excess pastry with a sharp knife.
Cover the pastry with Aluminum Foil and again press gently into the corners and sides.
Fill the pastry case with baking beans or rice and blind bake for 12-15 mins at 395 degrees (the pie crust should be a light golden brown).
Remove the baking beans and foil and set aside to cool.
In a bowl combine the eggs, whipping cream, cayenne, cheese, and seasoning.
Then add the ham and diced onion and fold in.
Pour the mixture gently into the cooled pie crust and bake at 375 for 35/40 mins or until the filling has risen and golden brown.
Serve hot or cold