Thursday, May 8, 2014

5/8/14 ChefElla's Mediterranean Quiche With Feta Cheese

Mother's Day is this week, and one of the nicest things you can do for your mom other than cleaning your room, is cook for her.  A lot of people eat brunch on Mother's Day.  Brunch is a meal that falls between breakfast and lunch.  You eat brunch on the days that you sleep late and do not eat breakfast, and you are too hungry to wait until lunch.  Brunch is fun because you get to eat breakfast and lunch foods at the same meal.  Quiche, an egg bake in a pie shell, is something that people traditionally make for brunch.  Quiche is a good recipe for Mother's Day because it's so easy to make that even your dad can help you.  Enjoy your quiche and have a happy Mother's Day!

For this recipe you will need to use a knife and the oven.  If you are not allowed to use a knife
or the oven by yourself you can have a grown up help.
1. Wash your hands.
2. For this recipe you will need measuring spoons and cups, a whisk, a knife, a cutting board, a
    large mixing bowl, a medium sized bowl, and a cookie sheet.

ChefElla's Mediterranean Quiche With Feta Cheese (This recipe will make 4-6 servings)
1 ea.           Frozen 9 inch Pie Shell
4 ea.           Eggs
1 Cup        Milk
3/4 Cup     Fresh Spinach Leaves, Julienne (about 20 leaves)
                  -Julienne is when you cut the spinach into thin strips.  To cut the spinach into strips,
                  place one leaf on your cutting board, and then lay each leaf on top of the other leaves
                  until you have a pile.  Then cut your spinach into strips.
1/3 Cup     Roasted Red Pepper, cut into thin strips
                  -If you know how to roast peppers you can do that otherwise you can buy them in a
                  jar at the store.
1/4 Cup     Sun Dried Tomatoes, cut into thin strips
                  -You can buy them at the store.  If you buy the kind that is in oil, drain off the oil before
                  cutting.  Do not buy dehydrated sun dried tomatoes.
1/2 Cup    White Onion, Small Diced (about 1/4 of a medium onion)
6 oz.         Feta Cheese, Crumbled
                 -I prefer the reduced fat kind.
1/2 tsp      Kosher Salt
1 tsp         Oregano Leaves, dried
1 tsp         Hot Sauce
                 -The hot sauce is not for heat, it adds a nice flavor.  You can use any brand of hot sauce,
                 but I would recommend Tabasco Sauce or Franks Hot Sauce.

3. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
4. In your medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, salt, oregano and hot sauce.
5. In your large bowl, with your hands, mix spinach, onion, sun dried tomato, feta and roasted red
6. Take your quiche shell out of the freezer.  Add vegetable mix to your shell and spread evenly over
    the bottom.  Slowly pour the egg mix over the vegetables.  Push any vegetables sticking out of the
    egg into the egg mixture so that they get coated with the egg mix.
7. Put quiche on a cookie sheet place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes.  After 50 minutes poke
    a toothpick into the center of the quiche. If the toothpick comes out clean then the quiche
    is done.  If it is not ready, bake for 5 more minutes and check again.
8. When done remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

If you like you can add 1/2 cup cooked bacon to your quiche.

You can make your quiche ahead of time and reheat in the oven when you are ready to eat it.
Have fun with mom on Mother's Day and remember to do nice things for her on her special day.


- ChefElla

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