Broccoli Slaw Quiche

Quiche is a quintessential brunch or lunch dish, but don't keep it limited to midday. It's also a great breakfast or dinner.

Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Serves: 6-8

3-4 TB olive oil
1 1/2 cups shredded broccoli stems*
1/2 onion, also shredded
5 eggs
1/2 cup mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1 cup milk
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 350F. Lightly spray a pie plate with canola oil. Set out a large baking pan with 1“ of water. This pan should be large enough to hold your pie plate in the water bath.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the broccoli and onion, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes. While broccoli is cooking, whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl, then whisk in the mozzarella, Parmesan, milk, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper .

When the broccoli is done, stir it in to the egg mixture, and scrape the mixture into the pie plate. Gently settle pie plate into the water bath, slide into the oven, and cook for 25 minutes. At this point, test to make sure the quiche has set (the middle will be just firm). If it is still liquid,check it again every few minutes, until done. Remove quiche from the oven, and let cool for 5 minutes. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

*Tip: Get to know your broccoli stems. Younger broccoli lends itself well to shredding with no additional prep, so they are the best to use. All you need to do is cut off the dried end of the stem. Older broccoli can get woody - you'll be able to tell as you cut it. One solution is to cut off the bottom section of the stems, and scrape the remaining stems with a carrot peeler to remove the tough exterior skin. Alas some stems are just too woody to use.

Served up by Tod Dimmick

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