Sundried Tomato, Spinach & Boursin Cheese Quiche with Potato Crust
This is a great quiche, The original recipe came from the Iowa Egg council, of course I had to make some changes, here is my rendition –
2 or 3 large red potatoes
Olive oil spray
2/3 cups sun dried tomato in olive oil chopped
5 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp fresh basil or 1/4 tsp dried basil
1 1/2 cups light cream
1 cup grated ramono cheese
1//4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2.5 oz garlic boursin cheese
2 1/2 cups spinach baby or chopped
Spray deep dish pie pan with oil, peel and slice the potatoes 1/8″ thick, (you can use any potato, russets should be peeled, and thin skinned potato’s work either way) place potatoes in a single layer in the bottom and around the sides of the pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder and again spray a coating of olive oil over the potatoes. Place in a preheated oven at 375 while you prepare the rest of the items or until slightly soft about 12 minutes.
Chop the sun dried tomatoes and place in a large nonstick fry pan, I leave the oil on the tomatoes to saute the spinach in. Add the spinach (there needs to be about a tablespoon of oil if the tomatoes don’t have it add additional olive oil) saute just until spinach is wilted add the fresh basil, salt and pepper lightly and toss to mix in.
In a medium bowl place 5 large eggs, 1 1/2 cups light cream, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1 cup grated ramono, whip briskly with a fork until well blended, flake the boursin cheese into the mixture (I use a fork to separate it, it is very creamy) and mix well.
Remove the potatoes from the oven, place the spinach/tom mixture evenly on top of the potatoes, mix the egg mixture one last time and pour into the pan on top of the spinach. Using a hot pad place back in the oven for approx. 30-40 minutes until puffed lightly browned on edges and firm in the center.
For those on a tight schedule you can do all of this the night before, cooking the potatoes and spinach mix ahead and assembling and refrigerating. Make the egg mixture and pour over in the morning, (I would probably not add the boursin to the eggs till the am, it might combine to much and not have the same effect).
For those meat eaters add sauteed crumbled bacon on top. I think this quiche has great flavor on its own so I personally skip the bacon. This is great for those gluten free friends who can’t have a flaky pastry crust.