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Zucchini Quiche

Instructions

FOR PASTRY:

1 ¾ cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp dried Thyme or fresh works too

10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed

1 egg yolk

2 tbsp ice water

 FOR FILLING:

½ whole Yellow or White Onion

3 cloves Garlic

4 whole Zucchini

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Butter

2 teaspoons Italian Spices

7 whole Eggs

1-¼ cup Half-and-Half (or Heavy Cream)

¼ teaspoons Ground Cloves

2 cups Shredded Cheddar or Fontina Cheese

Salt

Black Pepper

Preparation

  1. On a large cutting board, dice onions, chop the garlic (add an extra clove or two if you like garlic) and thinly slice the zucchini to 1/8 thick slices. (A mandolin helps you cut a lot of time.)
  2. In a large skillet, combine butter and olive oil over medium heat until melted and hot. Add onions, and garlic and cook them for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. When garlic is fragrant and onions are mostly clear, add zucchini slices, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and then add the Italian spices, pinches at a time, while stirring to ensure even distribution. Cook zucchini for 10-15 minutes or until mostly done. Set aside and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  5. Line the bottom and sides of the Emile Henry Deep Flan Dish with dough.
  6. In a large bowl combine eggs, half-and-half/heavy cream, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, and ground clove. Whisk together thoroughly. Add cheese and cooled zucchini mixture, and mix to combine.
  7. Pour mixture evenly into the dish. Cover top with foil and place in the oven. Cook for 50 minutes, then check the quiche to see how done it is, it should be slightly set around the edges, but still be fairly jiggly in the center. Cover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes if needed. Remove foil and cook for 10-15 more minutes. Quiche is done when the crust is a golden brown and the eggs are set, with a very slight jiggle to them.