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I am not a cook, not really, although I am trying. I have never made a quiche before. I always had the suspicion that it would be hard, but I came across this recipe in one of my old Every Day with Rachael Ray magazines and thought it sounded like something David and I would. It actually turned out really yummy and wasn’t difficult. Well, except shredding the cheese- I’m always afraid the grater is going to get my fingertips.

Spinach-Mushroom Quiche

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 yellow-fleshed potatoes, such as yukon gold (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper
  • Two 5-ounce containers baby spinach
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a 9-inch glass pie dish with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Using a food processor fitted with a shredding attachment, shred the potatoes; transfer to a large bowl and stir in the onion, cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the potato mixture, flattening it into a 10-inch layer, and cook until the bottom is golden, about 10 minutes. Loosen, then invert onto the pie dish and mold into a crust. Bake about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the skillet over high heat. Add the spinach and 1/4 cup water and cook, stirring, until wilted; drain. Squeeze out any excess water. Chop the spinach.
  4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. Add the spinach; season with salt. Spoon half of the spinach mixture into the crust, add the cheese, then top with the remaining spinach mixture.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour into the pie dish and bake until set, 20 to 25 minutes.

It was quite good. Amber of course wouldn’t try it.  She’s not a fan of mushrooms or spinach, but David and I both liked it.

Have you tried any new recipes lately that turned out better than you hoped?

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