Goat Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust

26 Feb

I am a big fan of quiches. I love them. They are simple, tasty, and relatively healthy. I found this fantastic quiche recipe on Martha Stewart. I am not a fan of making pastry, so I was quite pleased when I found a quiche recipe with a hash-brown crust.

I like vegetables in my quiche, so I sautéed two leeks, one red pepper, and a handful of mushrooms. I added these veggies to the eggs, sour cream, and goat cheese.

Ingredients
•    2 tablespoons butter, softened, plus more for pan
•    1 package (1 pound) frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
•    12 large eggs
•    Coarse salt and ground pepper
•    1 1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
•    1 package (4 to 5 ounces) soft goat cheese, room temperature
•    4 scallions, thinly sliced

Directions
1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush a 9-by-2 1/2-inch springform pan with butter. Line the sides of the pan with strips of waxed paper (the same height as pan); brush paper with butter.
2.    Squeeze excess moisture from hash browns. Mix in a bowl with butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pat into bottom and up sides of prepared pan, using a moistened dry measuring cup. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until set, 15 to 20 minutes.
3.    In a large bowl, whisk sour cream, goat cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well combined; whisk in 11 remaining eggs. Pour into crust, and sprinkle with scallions. Bake until set, 45 to 50 minutes. Unmold quiche, and peel off waxed paper before serving.

This quiche is delish – thanks Martha! Enjoy!

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