eggs and greens are a match made on earth.
I learned something new last week. A crustless quiche is one of the easiest, tastiest, most satisfying meals to throw together. And it’s equally suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pretty much perfect, right?
With springtime eggs and greens in abundance, this is an affordable, nourishing meal that even my not-so-egg-friendly man enjoyed quite a lot.
My friend Amber‘s chickens have been laying on the regular again, and I’ve been so lucky to have received quite a few eggs from her recently. They are seriously the best eggs I have ever had, and I’ve had a lot of fresh eggs! Her chickens are no doubt happy, healthy girls.
Our garden doesn’t offer a whole lot this time of year, but we can always depend on kale. It loves the cooler weather and is super delicious and abundant right now.
On the day I made this quiche, we were even lucky enough to share this meal with my chicken keeping friend.
No-crust kale, cheese and mushroom quiche
2 Tbs of butter
1/2 – 2/3 large red onion
12 ounces kale, chopped
5 medium crimini mushrooms, chopped
7 fresh eggs
3 cups grated cheese (I used pepper jack)
1/4 tsp sea salt
fresh thyme and black pepper to taste
In a large sauce pan or skillet, sautée your onions in butter until soft, then add your kale. Sautée the kale until brilliant green and softened.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat your eggs.
Add grated cheese.
Add the onion and kale mixture.
Add chopped mushrooms, salt, thyme, pepper.
Pour the mixture into an oiled 10 inch pie pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes – until the eggs are set.
Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
This meal is even more delicious with toasted sourdough… recipe coming soon.
And just for fun, cuz I’m like that :) whoever can first name the leafy plant coming into the top of the frame on the kale image above (2nd from top) – I will send you a gift! :)
Hope you all had a great weekend xo
Update: It’s an artichoke! I’ll be in touch soon, with those of you who guessed.
PS asonomagarden, your email doesn’t work so please get in touch if you’d like to receive your gift.