Can a simple quiche make your day and save you time? I’ve been busy running around, even flying around as I gave my ‘introduction of solids’ workshop to some lovely mums in Brisbane! Being out and about, I’ve become time poor, but aren’t we all?
I still think tasty dinners make happy families, but I am not a chef, I am a home cook, I often bypass ingredients in recipes, I like it simple !
If you too want simple and fast then why not have a go at the quiche Lorraine ? Here it comes with a side dish of green beans!
Frozen shortcrust pastry: 1 sheet
Ham shoulder piece: 250g cubed
Cheese: grated Gruyere or mozzarella, 60g
Nutmeg: 1 tsp
Thyme: 1 sprig, stem removed.
Beans: 300g, strings and ends removed
Garlic: 2 cloves crushed
Olive oil: 1 tbsp
Butter: 20g, not pictured but essential!
Let’s do it:
- Butter and dust your baking dish with flour.
- Roll pastry lightly to size and place in dish.
- In a large Bowl: whisk eggs, milk, together with nutmeg and thyme. Add pepper if you wish, note there is already enough salt in the ham.
- Place ham and cheese evenly over the pastry and pour the mix over.
- Cook at 180C, for about 25min.
- In the meantime, steam beans until quite soft.
- Before serving, Place garlic, beans, olive oil and butter in a pan, stir over medium heat for about 10mins.
NB: The beans are served french way: quite soft, it is up to you how you want to cook them. 😋