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This post has two purposes today.
First, it’s asparagus season here in New Jersey and I want to share with you this delicious Asparagus and Ham Quiche – just in time to serve for a Mother’s Day brunch. Truthfully, this quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Second, I have an over-abundance of cookbooks. No, I seriously have an over abundance of cookbooks. Like, I have so many cookbooks that I could probably open up my on reference section in the library. So, I thought it would be fun to start a new series here at How Does Your Garden Grow? called Cookbook Re-Creations. Each month, I will highlight one of the recipes from my cookbook stash and share it with you. How does that sound? I love trying new recipes and this is a perfect way to start.
So, now onto the Asparagus and Ham Quiche. Quiches are one of my favorite dishes. I like to think of it as a savory pie in which you can pretty much add any ingredients you like to. I always uses the quiche recipe from the Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer.
I get so excited when Jersey Asparagus comes into season. That means that the wonderful Jersey Fresh Produce we grow here on our farm is right around the corner. Asparagus is one of those vegetables that my hubby just loves. I try to make it as much as possible when it is in season here in New Jersey, but I get tired of the same old way to prepare it. So, I decided to make Anthony an Asparagus and Ham Quiche. It was a hit!
Quiches are so easy to make. After I chop all of my vegetables and ham, I simply layer the cheeses on the bottom and top then with the asparagus, ham, and onion. I then mix together the eggs and cream in a mixing bowl.
Gently pour the egg mixture over the quiche and that is it! This took all of 15 minutes to prepare. You can either make your own pie shell or cheat a little and use a store bought shell. No one will know the difference.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Are you treating mom to a special day? If you are planning on a nice breakfast of brunch, why not give this Asparagus and Ham Quiche a try. Let me know how you like it!
Happy Mother’s Day!
- 1 - 10 inch pie crust, unbaked
- ¾ cup chopped asparagus
- ½ cup ham, chopped
- ½ cup onion, finely diced
- 1 cup swiss cheese
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1½ cup light cream
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Chop vegetables and set aside.
- Layer the bottom of a 10-inch unbaked pie shell with cheeses.
- Top cheese layer with asparagus, ham and onions.
- In mixing bowl, beat eggs and light cream together. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Gradually pour over pie shell.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes of until top is golden brown and firm.