Going niche with Spinach and Onion Quiche!

I love quiche, if you read all my recipes one after the other, you’ll see that I pretty much love everything! But quiche really is yummy, it’s cheesy, warm, hearty, but it can also be served cold, as a side, a main, a snack. It’s fantastic.

This is the first time in years that I have made quiche, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process.  Because I caramelised the onions, this recipe did take well over and hour from start to finish. With other ingredients, this dish will go a lot faster, so you don´t HAVE to make it with onions if you’re looking for something fast.

Ingredients:

  • 3 white onions
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • Yellow, red or green peppers
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of grated cheese

Method:

Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large pan, slice your onion into rings and add into the pan. Keep the heat very low while caramelising the onions, stir occasionally. This can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour for your onions to brown evenly. Caramelising the onions this way, brings out a lovely sweet taste and is the perfect compliment to other vegetables.  During the process, if the onions look like they may stick to the pan and burn, add in a little water. Just a few spoonfuls at a time will be sufficient.

While the onions are caramelising, steam your spinach in a separate pot, until they are cooked but not soggy.  Keep them aside until the onions are ready.

When the onions are nice and soft, add in some sliced peppers, red green or yellow will do.

Make an egg mixture. To do this, simply crack 2 eggs in a bowl, add in a cup of milk, salt and pepper, and mix with a whisk.

Once the onions are caramelised, add them and the peppers and spinach into an oven-safe dish, pour the egg mixture over the vegetables. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the dish and bake in the oven @ 180° for 20 minutes or until the egg mixture has binded the ingredients and is no longer runny.

Serve hot or cold as a main dish or a flavourful side.