Wednesday, May 13, 2009

emergency quiche

i know it's 70 degrees and may and all, and i should be eating fresh salads and strawberries--not caramelized onions and frozen spinach and...(gulp)...heavy cream. especially since i just ordered a tiny green bikini from j.crew. but tonight just wasn't the night.

i made a tuna salad for lunch last night, tucked it in the fridge and promptly left for work without it this morning. after a long day of nothing but saltines and peanut butter, i came home ravenous...only to find this.

sad, no?

so, inspired by the lovely joy the baker , i grabbed some eggs and a carton of cream left over from mother's day and made a crustless quiche.

and you know what? it was damn good. just the thing to bring for lunch tomorrow, if i can remember.

emergency quiche
adapted from joy the baker

1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. butter
1 10-oz. box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed out
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded or small-diced
3 extra-large eggs
1 cup heavy cream (all right, i guess you can use milk..)
cayenne pepper

heat oven to 375 degrees F. saute onion in butter over medium heat 10 min., or until golden brown. arrange onion, spinach and cheese in greased 9" pie plate. in bowl, whisk together eggs and cream; season with a pinch each of salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. pour custard over vegetables in pie plate. bake in preheated oven 35 min.

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