Veggie Quiche with Shredded Potato Crust

Veggie Quiche with Shredded Potato Crust

By Tia Ohm

Quiche is a great use-up-your-veggies-in-the-fridge dinner option, and this week we were craving it. Though there was no pie crust in the house, we used shredded potatoes and filled it with the vegetables in our fridge. This quiche became a unique, grain-free dinner (or breakfast) option for everyone to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 10-15 oz of spinach roughly chopped
  • handful of mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1-2 medium tomatoes, halved and sliced
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and shredded (for crust)
  • 2 T melted butter
  • extra butter for frying
  • 1-2 cups Gruyere cheese shredded
  • shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Saute mushrooms in butter until soft, a few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Steam spinach for a couple minutes in water, or saute in butter until wilted. Drain in colander squeezing out any extra liquid.
  3. Take the shredded potatoes and put in a cheese cloth (if available) or colander. Squeeze out the juices and discard. Put potatoes in bowl, salt and pepper generously. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in pot, and combine with potatoes.  Stir mixture, allowing the butter to coat all of the shredded potatoes. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9×9 inch pie pan using your hands to mold the potatoes to form a crust. ( Potatoes should cover the bottom and sides of pan about 1/4 inch.)
  4. Bake crust in oven at 425° for 15 minutes or until edges are golden and starting to crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Layer mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and onions in the pie pan, distributing vegetables evenly. Top with Gruyere cheese and Parmesan.
  6. Combine milk with beaten eggs, and whisk adding salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over veggies and cheese.
  7. Bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes, or until top is golden and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Photo credit: Tia Ohm