Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekend recipe: Quiche!

I made this for Sarah's mom for mother's day brunch this morning.

As an aside, why does anyone like Mimosas? It seems like mostly a good way to ruin orange juice, to me...


Spinach-Cheese Oat Crust Quiche

1/2c oat bran
1/2c whole oats (the rolled kind, not steel cut)
1 c flour
2 tbsp butter, melted
enough H20 for a dense dough

Mix all of that stuff together, then put the dough ball between two sheets of waxed paper and roll it out a bunch until it will fit properly in a (lightly greased) pie pan. Set the pie pan with the crust in it aside for a moment. The benefits of this crust over a store-bought one?
1. It tastes awesome.
2. It's cheap.
3. It's not made with half a gallon of hydrogenated oils and industrial crud, and it's got probably less than half the calories and fat.

Preheat the oven to 400.

1c shredded mozzarella cheese
1c shredded extra sharp (I recommend Cabot!) cheddar cheese
8 eggs
couple of big handfuls of spinach

Take the cheese and eggs and mix up in a bowl. Add the spinach to the crust, then dump the rest of the filling on top. Mix around a bit if needed to make sure everything is evenly covered.

Bake at 400 for 40 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned.

PS Totally unrelated: The Time Traveller's Wife is a wicked good book.

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