Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Roasted Broccoli Quiche (and a dress!)

I've been such a bad blogger lately.  I apologize.  This is my busiest time of year, and this is the easiest thing to let slip to the wayside.  If you don't care about this recipe, skip to the bottom for a little eye-feast and one small reason why I have been absent on the interweb as of late.

This quiche is really easy.  The broccoli adds a deliciously unexpected twist to the brunch staple.  Perfect for a lazy weekend morning, or a light dinner.  I used pepper jack cheese, but Swiss would also be incredible.  Simply changing the cheese and maybe adding a spice here or there, you can fit this quiche into almost any menu.
Roasted Broccoli Quiche
2 C small broccoli florets
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4-5 eggs (depending on just how big they are)
1 tsp minced garlic
3/4 C shredded pepper jack cheese
1/4 C milk
1 9inch pie crust (deep dish probably will work best if you are buying a frozen one)

   Toss broccoli with oil, salt, and pepper.  Roast at 400 deg F for 7-9 minutes, until the tips start to turn brown.  The broccoli should still be firm.
   Prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork.  Wrap the whole thing in foil and pre-bake at 400 deg F for 5-6 minutes.*
   Beat eggs.  Add garlic, a dash of salt and pepper, milk, and 1/2 C of cheese.
   Put broccoli in the bottom on the pie shell.  Pour egg mixture over.  Top with remaining 1/4 C cheese.  Wrap edges of crust in foil.  Bake at 350 deg F for about 20 minutes.  Remove foil and bake another 10-15 minutes, until crust is browned.
   Serves 6.

*If you have two ovens or roasted the broccoli in advance or simply have the time, pre-bake your crust at 375 deg f and just wrap the edges in foil.  I did the 400 deg F thing just to make the process a little more condensed and you can do this step while roasting the broccoli.  To quickly lower my oven temp. I adjust the temp and then open the door for about 45 sec, close it and let it re-calibrate.


(click to enlarge) These photos really don't do justice to it... they were taken at 3:15am after the Hunger Games premier which included a lot of sitting.  There will be an awesome photo shoot of my Capitol-light dress at some point in the future.  Next movie I am going ALL out!

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