Chicken and Mushroom Quiche

A quiche is very quick and very simple to make, and the number of variations is vast, limited only to whatever is in the fridge. It is a great way of using up odds and ends, and an easy meal at the end of a long day. Quiche is a French word for a flan or tart, and is related to the German Kuchen, meaning a cake.

 

Ingredients.

400g grated potato.

25g melted butter.

1 egg.

Salt and pepper to taste.

½ cup plain flour.

¾ cup milk.

2 eggs.

Salt to taste.

1 cup grated cheese [reserve a little for topping].

1 cup diced cooked ham.

1 cup sliced mushrooms.

1 red capsicum, seeded and chopped.

Paprika.

 

Method.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grate the potato and place it in a muslin kitchen cloth or a clean tea towel. Squeeze out as much water as possible then place the gratings in a bowl and add the butter, egg, salt and pepper. Mix together well. Oil a 20cm baking dish and press the potato mixture evenly across the base and up the sides. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

While the base is cooking, mix the flour, milk, eggs and salt together and whisk into an evenly constituted batter. Stir in the remaining ingredients, pour into the precooked shell, and sprinkle with the reserved grated cheese and the paprika. Reduce the oven temperature to 180ºC. Place the quiche in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

 

Serve with: A crisp salad and French dressing.

 

Serves: 2.

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