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Monday, June 11, 2012

Sage, leek and onion quiche

One of my favorite things to make and our favorite to eat any time of the year is a quiche. Since my herb garden is doing so well this year, I am coming up with more ways to use all the sage I have growing. So I whipped up a basic onion quiche made more special with fresh sage...

Sage, leek and onion quiche
frozen puff pastry
1 leek, sliced
2 onions, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
grated cheese of choice (I use aged Gouda cheese)
1 egg
milk or half and half
salt and pepper

Thaw the pastry and roll out to fit into your quiche dish. *I am using a small quiche dish for 2 people. You will need to double everything for a larger quiche.*
Clean and slice leek and chop onion. Fry in a pan adding the fresh sage and (dried) thyme for the last minute. Place the onion and leek mix in the pastry shell.
Sprinkle grated cheese.

In a large measuring bowl, break an egg and add enough half and half to bring the amount up to 3/4 cup total. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the quiche.

Bake in a 180C/350F oven for about 35 minutes. If you use a large quiche dish, the baking will take about 45 to 50 minutes.

Note: I will increase the sage to 2 tablespoons next time as we really love the sage and felt there could be more in the quiche.

I like to serve quiche with a salad or sliced tomatoes.

My herb garden.....

The sage is doing particularly well and has lovely large leaves.

Bon appetit or eet smakelijk!


Linda said...

My quich has to be dairy free but the combination of onion, leek and sage sounds good.

regina said...

dear heidi,
your quiche looks very delicious.
your herb garden look very well.
love and hugs,

Patricia said...

That looks delicious Heidi and your herb garden looks good too. P x

Melanie said...

I love quiche and this one looks delicious! I'm glad to see you can make it with puff pastry instead of just regular pie dough - I like puff pastry much better. Your herb garden is so beautiful and prolific!

Susan in SC said...

I would like to eat this quiche and sliced tomatoes out in my corner of the garden if you don't mind. It looks delicious!

Susan said...

Your herb garden looks so great! Ours is straggling. The quiche looks delicious as well.