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Easter Egg Quiche with Caramelized Leeks

Posted by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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When you decorate Easter eggs, do you decorate hard-boiled eggs or do you blow the raw egg out of the shells first, so you are left with delicate egg shells? I'm part of the second group, but I never know what to do with the leftover egg. Here's a recipe for a spring quiche using in-season leeks that solves that issue. This is not a speedy recipe, but would be great to make for an Easter brunch.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 stalk of leeks, white part sliced 1/4 inch thick or so

1 large handful of green beans, snapped into 1 inch bits

1 thawed pre-made pie crust

5 eggs

1/2 cup half and half

3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add oil, sliced leeks and snapped green beans to a pan and cook on low heat for about 45 minutes, stirring often until they appear deeply golden (not burned!). They should also smell amazing. Next, spread one thawed pre-made pie crust (or make your own if you are good at that sort of thing) into a pie pan, tart pan, whatever you've got. Whisk together the eggs, cream, cheddar, salt and pepper, then fold in the caramelized leeks and green beans. Pour into the pie crust, making sure not to overflow, and bake uncovered for 25 minutes or so. The top of the quiche should appear deeply golden and the quiche center shouldn't wobble when you jiggle it gently.

If you celebrate Easter, are you cooking anything special for that day?

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othermom
by Danelle on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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Not sure  what we will be having for Easter

Godspitgrl
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Sounds good
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emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Mar. 26, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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I will be cooking turkey and ham, mashed cauliflower, fresh green beans and I'm not sure what else.

sanj1213
by Juanita on Mar. 26, 2013 at 5:58 PM

We're not cooking anything special. 

sanj1213
by Juanita on Mar. 26, 2013 at 5:59 PM

This sounds interesting, I'm sure I'd enjoy eating this:)

MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Oh my hubby would love this!

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Mar. 27, 2013 at 8:51 AM

thanks I may try this

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Great way to use up the eggs.

I am making a cake for the family meal.

aneela
by Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

not sure what the menu will be yet

aneela
by Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

i like quiche tho!!! :D

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