Yield One perfectly delicious quiche
Feta cheese has been on a Grand Tour of Europe in its bid to raise awareness of how this uniquely Greek cheese can take a starring role in the cuisine of other European countries.
When it came to France’s turn, Team Feta came up with this delicious slant on the traditional quiche Lorraine. Perfect with a glass of rosé on a summer’s day!
Frozen shortcrust pastry
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups fresh spinach leaves washed and cut
4 large eggs
2⁄3 cups fresh cream (you can also use heavy cream or milk)
1⁄3 cup crumbled PDO Feta cheese
6 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped chives
Freshly ground black pepper
1Two hours before preparing the quiche, take the dough out of the freezer. Roll out and place in a 25 cm quiche pan, making sure there’s enough dough to form a crust on the edge. The crust should stretch 1-1.5 cm over the side of the dish.
2Crumble the Feta over the dough.
3Pour the olive oil into a saucepan and, once hot, add the spinach and cook it until it softens. Spread the spinach over the Feta.
4Beat the eggs, garlic and crème fraîche together. Pour over the Feta and spinach.
5Place the cherry tomatoes on top and sprinkle with chives and ground pepper.
6Bake at 180°C for 45 minutes.
7Allow to set for 10 minutes. In the meantime, pour yourself a nice glass of rosé and once the time’s up, serve the delicious quiche with a green salad.
Feta aficionados can check out more recipes at www.fetapdo.eu