May 11, 2009

Weekend recipe: Quiche!

I made this for Sarah’s mom for mother’s day brunch this morning.

As an aside, why does anyone like Mimosas? It seems like mostly a good way to ruin orange juice, to me…

Anyway:

Spinach-Cheese Oat Crust Quiche

Crust:
1/2c oat bran
1/2c whole oats (the rolled kind, not steel cut)
1 c flour
2 tbsp butter, melted
enough H20 for a dense dough

Mix all of that stuff together, then put the dough ball between two sheets of waxed paper and roll it out a bunch until it will fit properly in a (lightly greased) pie pan. Set the pie pan with the crust in it aside for a moment. The benefits of this crust over a store-bought one?
1. It tastes awesome.
2. It’s cheap.
3. It’s not made with half a gallon of hydrogenated oils and industrial crud, and it’s got probably less than half the calories and fat.

Preheat the oven to 400.

Filling:
1c shredded mozzarella cheese
1c shredded extra sharp (I recommend Cabot!) cheddar cheese
8 eggs
couple of big handfuls of spinach

Take the cheese and eggs and mix up in a bowl. Add the spinach to the crust, then dump the rest of the filling on top. Mix around a bit if needed to make sure everything is evenly covered.

Bake at 400 for 40 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned.

PS Totally unrelated: The Time Traveller’s Wife is a wicked good book.