Not everyone likes pastry, or wants the calories and fat that come from making it. It doesn’t mean we have to do without quiche style dishes. This version is made using a regular oven dish, with all the ingredients just placed in.
PASTRY FREE POTATO, CHEESE, ONION AND TOMATO QUICHE (CRUSTLESS QUICHE)
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||50 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
|Misc||Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
|By author||Lesley Smith|
- 700g Baby Potatoes
- 25g Garlic Butter
- 500g Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
- 250ml Semi Skimmed Milk
- 12 Medium Eggs
- 1 Large Onion (Finely Chopped)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Vegetable Stock Pot
- 250g Cherry Tomatoes (Cut into thirds.)
Set your oven to approximately 160 – 170 c.
Wash and smother the baby potatoes in garlic butter. Place them on a microwave safe plate and cook them for 10 minutes. Remember to pierce each one, or you could end up with exploding tatties. If you don’t have a microwave, simply boil them for ten to fifteen minutes, then drain and let the garlic butter melt on the skins.
Beat your eggs and mix in the milk. Have your chopped onion ready to go into the dish. Feel free to saute your onions in a little olive oil if you like them done that way too. I would have added mushrooms, but my mother wouldn’t eat the meal and she’s eating with us tonight, so it’s a mushroomless variety.
Slice the baby potatoes into evenly thick slices. I usually get about three or four slices from a baby potato.
Pour around 1-2mm of the egg/milk mix into the bottom of your dish. Mine is approximately 10 inches by 8 inches in size. You could use a couple of smaller oven dishes just as easily.
Place a layer of sliced potatoes onto the bottom of your dish, then layer some cheese on top and add some tomatoes. repeat with some more potato and then the cheese, until you run out of ingredients.
Top up the dish with the remainder of the egg/milk mix, making sure to pour slowly, with the intention of not disturbing the filler too much.
Pop in the oven and bake until the egg is set. Usually around 20 – 30 minutes.