Phew...finally, I'm back! I know I haven't posted in a while, and it's because things have been pretty busy here. After 5 long years, I am (finally) getting my PhD, so the last few months have been: applying for jobs, interviewing, and now waiting for offers. In the middle of all this, I am writing my thesis and still working on papers and presentations. I know, I know...none of this is as important as blogging about food, but unfortunately I can't convince my thesis committee of that.
Maybe they would be convinced, however, if they tried this quiche. Full of asparagus and mushrooms, and a combination of three cheeses, it is amazingly tasty and very satisfying. It almost makes you forget about nerve-wrecking interviews, impending deadlines, and (what feels like) the thousands of hours of writing and editing that await you. Almost.
This recipe is for a crustless quiche, and it so simple to make, it can easily be a weekday dinner. Perfect for days full of nerve-wrecking interviews, impending deadlines, and lots of writing. Yup, I think it’s pretty clear I will be making this dish often in the months to come.
Crustless Asparagus & Mushroom Quiche (adapted from Smitten Kitchen and allrecipes)
*1 tablespoon olive oil
*1/2 shallot, diced
*1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
*1/2 pound mushrooms, chopped
*4 large eggs
*1/4 cup milk
*1/2 cup Swiss cheese, grated
*1/3 cup gruyere, grated
*1/3 cup Pecorino, grated
*1 tablespoon flour
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat the oil in a skillet, add shallots, and cook until just translucent.
2. Add the asparagus and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Pour into pie pan.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, and flour. Pour over asparagus mixture.
4. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.