Friday, July 5, 2013

Courgette Quiche

Courgette Quiche
Another lovely quiche recipe that's easy and delicious. Perfect for a summer-ish meal and keeps great in the fridge! I used the same crust recipe as for my Spinach Quiche, but without the cheese.
I once made this as a kosher version by making the crust out of pulverized matzes and using potato flour instead of regular flour. I didn't try the kosher version myself, but my cousin (for whom it was intended) told me I would be in charge of kosher quiche till the end of time. I guess he must have liked it ;)

Ingredients crust:
  • 125 gr unsalted butter
  • 250 gr flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks (medium eggs)
  • 2-3 tbsp ice water

Ingredients filling:
  • olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 2 courgettes, grated
  • dried Italian herbs (think thyme, oregano, basil etc.)
  • nutmeg, salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 100 gr cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 gr matured cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp flour

Directions crust:
  1. Sieve flour, butter and salt in a mixing bowl. Crumble the butter with your hands or a fork.
  2. Now add the ice water to the egg yolks and whisk together. Add to your flour mixture. 
  3. Mix in the egg with a fork then continue kneading it into a dough with your hands. Once you have a well blended dough, wrap it up in plastic foil and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 min.
  4. Flour, salt and butter mix Crumbled butter  Flour mix + egg Finished dough
  5. Roll out the dough so it's approximately 0,5 cm thick.  Place in your quiche pan and trim of any excesses. With a fork prick holes over the bottom. 
  6. Place some wax paper on top and pour in some dried beans*. Bake blind in oven for 10-15 min. Then brush with some egg wash and bake again for another 5-10 minutes.
  7. Rolled out & pricked dough Bake blind Brushed with eggwash Finished

Directions filling
  1. Sprinkle some salt over the grated courgette and place in a clean dry kitchen towel. Leave to stand for a few minutes and then squeeze out the excess juices. 
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in some olive oil until cooked. Add in the courgette and season with Italian herbs, freshly ground pepper and salt.
  3. Sauté onion Add courgette Cooked courgette
  4. In a large mixing bowl place cream cheese, grated cheese and eggs and mix together with a fork.
  5. Add cooked courgette and mix through. Next add the flour and mix together.
  6. Pour the courgette cheese mixture in your baked crust.
  7. Place quiche in oven and bake in 30-45 minutes.
  8. Cheese & eggs Add courgette Pour in baked crust Baked courgette quiche