Leek, Asparagus,Chanterelle And Gruyere Mini Quiche For Fiesta Friday #59
I am not re-inventing the wheel here, quiche in all it’s forms with varied and myriad ingredients has been made over and over but no matter how many times you see, eat or make it’s always delicious. I decided to make individual quiche, no cutting just grab and go.
I like to blind bake my crust so it doesn’t get soggy, use half and half in the custard, I’m generous with the cheese and vegetables making this a substantial and satisfying meal. I used fresh asparagus, chanterelle mushrooms, a young leek, and some lovely gruyere. One of my favorite meals is a fresh salad with quiche and look at this salad that Margi@La petite casserole made.
Angie@The Novice Gardener and her cohosts this week Jhuls@The Not So Creative Cook and for the first time Mila@Milk And A Bun are ensuring that a good time is had by all, the drinks are flowing and the food is plentiful. Thank you all!!
Quiche With leek, asparagus, chanterelle, gruyere
Makes approximately 8 mini tarts(4 inch)
Recipe for double crust flaky pastry I used my go to Julia Child recipe
Approximately 1/2 lb gruyere grated
4 large or extra large eggs
1 1/2 cup half and half
asparagus (enough for 3 stalks on each quiche)
mushrooms (I used chanterelle) about 1 cup chopped
1 spring or young leek cut into rounds and cleaned thoroughly
salt and pepper to taste
Blind baking your pie crust:
1. Press your pie dough into tart pans and refrigerate (I like to make the night before and refrigerate covered overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degree’s
2. Place parchment in each tart pan and add beans or pie weights
3. Bake for 15 minutes, remove parchment and pie weights and bake for another 15 minutes or until just lightly browned.
Making the quiche:
Place mushrooms and asparagus on baking sheet lined with parchment, brush with olive oil and bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Remove from oven to cool and keep the oven temp at 375 degrees.
Heat a tbs of butter in saute pan and saute the leeks after they have been cleaned and dried.
Grate the cheese and set aside.
Beat the eggs and half and half, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Place some cheese at the bottom of each tart pan, add leek and mushroom filling to the top of each pan, pour enough egg custard to fill each, lay the asparagus on top and add a little more of the grated cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the egg is set.
Enjoy with a fresh salad.