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Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Quiche with Kale, Leeks & Potato


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

As we've been enjoying sunny warm weather here, this year's St. Patrick's Day dish took traditional Irish ingredients and turned them into a light, flavorful quiche.  Kale, leeks, potatoes and Irish Cheddar made a delicious combination with the eggs and crisp pastry crust.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

I boiled some little fingerling potatoes and dino kale separately until just tender. I sliced the cooked potatoes and drained the kale, squeezed as much water out of the cooked kale as I could, then chopped it fine.  A leek was sliced then sauteed in lovely, salty Kerrygold butter, then I added the kale to the leeks as soon as I turned off the heat to dry it out a little more.

I use a quiche custard recipe adapted from The Green's Cookbook by Deborah Madison. I use 2 eggs, plus one egg yolk, which are beaten with enough half-and-half to make a total of 1 1/2 cups of custard.  Add some sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

I used a premade frozen pie crust. I always put it on a baking sheet before I add the custard so it easily makes it to the oven without spilling.  I covered the bottom of the crust with grated Kerrygold Irish cheddar cheese, added 2/3 of the kale/leek mixture over the top and placed some potato slices evenly around the quiche. I then add the egg custard and top it off with the rest of the kale/leeks mixture a few more potato slices and a little more grated cheddar.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until a sharp knife in the center produces no liquid.

Pretty and delicious!

For more St. Patrick's Day recipe, follow the link below.

St. Patrick's Day recipes from previous years

6 Comments:

Anonymous Şifalı Bitkiler said...

I jut had it and it was awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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Anonymous Kate said...

Perfect use for all of my backyard fresh eggs! Thanks for posting!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

Wonderful quiche. I served this at Easter and received rave reviews from my friends. Now I want to try the the lasagna....thanks for sharing!

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3:51 PM  
Blogger Joseph van Oss said...

I've got a batch of this dish in the oven now. Thank you, Catherine, I'm a regular fan of your blog and creativity. Is there a way to keyword-search this blog? Would you consider it? Thank you!
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2:46 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Thanks for all the comments.

Joseph - in the top left hand corner there is a blog search function that should work for you!

Happy eating!

7:48 PM  

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