Monday, 6 May 2013

Monday's recipe: Quiche of sorts.

I just made, with no understatement, the best egg dish I've ever eaten. I mixed a couple of recipes together (here, here, and here) to come up with a better one. I'ts kind of a quiche without a base? I guess?

Things you'll need:
3 eggs,
1 tablespoon of mustard (any you have in, I chose English)
1 tablespoon of creme fraiche
a good handful of spinach (or mixed salad greens as I use)
Cheese (of your choice) about three slices crumbled/grated.
2 slices of bacon per ramekin

How to:
  1. Precook the bacon
  2. Preheat oven 180 degrees. wilt spinach in a pan (with a little butter if you like, I did), 
    1. whilst this is happening, crack your eggs into a cup and stir to scramble
  3. take it off the heat and stir in the creme fraiche and mustard.
  4. Some people line their ramekins with butter or spray, I didn't and it was fine but you can if you like
  5. once the greens mix has cooled, add the eggs to the pan (not to cook, just to mix so make sure it's off the heat), and season
  6. add most of the grated cheese to the mix, and stir it alllllll up. 
    1. pour it into the ramekin, top with cheese
  7. make a ban marie (get a roasting dish, fill it up with water so that half of the ramekin is submerged - this means it'll cook more evenly) and pop into the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  8. test if it's ready by sticking a knife in and seeing if the mixture pours out. 

If you make it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It's definitely been added to my list of favourites. Other additions I was considering: no bacon or little pieces of bacon cut up in it (cooked prior though) or ham, or smoked salmon!


  1. Oh wow, that looks so yummy, they kinda look like savoury cupcakes!
    Sucks we never have cheese and bacon in the house, my parents hate cheese.. gahhh!

    1. Whattt! That's crazy, it wouldn't be the same without bacon (I tried) but I reckon you could do it without the cheese.. just switch things round a bit! x