Crustless quiche

January 27, 2011 at 11:18 am 4 comments

When we were in Spain this summer I fell in love with the tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette) that were served at breakfast buffets and on tapas menus. I also really enjoy quiche, but often don’t have the time or motivation to make the crust. Plus, we’re gluten-free and if there is a way to cut out things like pastry, I’m all for that.

I concocted this egg dish as something in between a French quiche and a Spanish tortilla. The recipe is below, but the idea is simple. Grease a glass pie plate or casserole, pile in cooked potatoes and other vegetables until the dish is about three-quarters full, sprinkle cheese on top and then cover with eggs beaten together with a splash of milk. Bake until the eggs set and eat it hot or cold anytime during the day.

Crustless quiche
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
2 cups cooked potatoes, finely diced or thinly sliced
1/2 small onion, minced
1-1/2 cups chopped vegetables (I used asparagus and red pepper here)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
5 eggs
1/4 cup milk

Grease a glass pie plate with oil. Layer in potatoes, onion and vegetables and sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and dill. Add cheese on top of the veggie mixture. Whisk the eggs and milk together and pour over top of the vegetables. Bake at 400F for about 30-40 minutes until the eggs are set and the top of the quiche is golden brown. Serve with fruit and muffins for breakfast or with salad for lunch or dinner.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah  |  January 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Gorgeous photo and this sounds delish!

  • 2. yumyumyummers  |  January 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    this totally reminds me of spanish tortillas in madrid! great foodie glamour shot. 🙂 thanks for sharing.

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