Quiche (Egg Pie)
6 Organic or Farm Range Eggs
6 - 8 Tablespoons Ricotta Cheese
1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese (or another as you prefer) shredded.
½ Cup Organic Whole Milk or Half and Half
3-4 Slices Whole Grain Bread - Crumbled
2 Celery Stalks - de-stringed and chopped
4 Garlic Cloves - finely chopped
1 Onion - small to large - to your taste - chopped
1 teaspoon Dried sage (2 teaspoons fresh chopped)
2 cups Basil leaves, fresh, slightly chopped
4 Kale Leaves - large- Stripped from stalk and torn or chopped
1 large or two small Carrot - grated or thinly sliced and
2 cup Broccoli - florets sliced, stems chopped and kept
6 tablespoons Butter (you can replace half of the butter
with olive oil)
I usually prepare this
in a cast iron or steel pan. Pre-heat the pan, add a small
amount of oil to lightly coat bottom then add butter to
this. When butter is just melted, pour in your bread crumbs,
and allow them to become slightly toasty. When bread crumbs
are toasty (crunchy), add in your celery, ½ of your
onion, ½ of your garlic, 1/2 of your broccoli stems,
and 1/2 of your sage. When onion begins to turn slightly
clear (do not cook onion until it is soft), remove pan from
In a separate pan heated
as above, lightly sauté your broccoli, the remainder
of your broccoli stems, carrots, onion and garlic (I like
my vegetables to have some crunch left in them). Remove
from heat when the carrot is hot.
In a separate bowl
combine your eggs, Ricotta, cheddar, milk and remaining
Sage, then beat. When the vegis have cooled, add them to
the egg mixture then fold in your Kale and chopped Basil
Heat up the bread mixture.
If you feel that you need more oil in your pan, pour bread
mixture into a bowl, add your oil, heat and put the bread
mixture back and continue (this helps prevent too much sticking
and helps egg mixture to cook more quickly. Spread your
egg mixture over the top of your hot bread mixture pressing
the egg down into the open spaces and smoothing it over
the complete bread base. Cover and cook over a low to medium
heat (you know your stove best), check every five minutes.
It is done when a knife comes clean.
Food founder, Patricia C. Coleman cooks and writes daily.
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I prepared the last
Stovetop Quiche using local eggs, cheese, carrots, bread,
garlic, onion, kale, basil and sage!