For those of you who may be having a quiet Sunday and want to celebrate Easter with a simple brunch I wanted to share an egg-based recipe today. Mushroom crustless quiche is a great way to have eggs that taste just a little more decadent. Made with a generous amount of mushrooms, cheese, fresh herbs and eggs, this baked dish puffs up golden brown and tastes warm and delicious. Have it with a simple salad and a Greek yogurt granola parfait and this brunch is sure to feel extra special.
This crustless quiche was an outcome when I ended up making too much stuffing for a regular mushroom quiche. The quiche mixture was supposed to be for two pies, but I added too much salt which forced me to add extra eggs and milk and I ended up with enough egg mixture for a third quiche. Rather than make a third mushroom pie I decided to make a crustless quiche instead.
To make the crustless quiche all I did is add some butter at the bottom of a baking dish, this prevents the egg mixture from sticking to the pan, then baked the egg mixture for 20 minutes. The crustless quiche or you can even call it a frittata turned out beautiful. It was puffy, golden, and delicious. But unlike a regular quiche which can be served at room temperature or can be make in advance, crustless quiche tastes best when eaten right away straight out of the oven all warm and fluffy.
Crustless Mushroom Quiche
- 4 cups finely chopped mushrooms
- 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
- 1 tbsp chives finely cut
- 1 tsp herbs like thyme, rosemary, or oregano
- Salt and pepper
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup Swiss gruyere cheese shredded
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Warm 2 tbsp olive oil and sauté garlic until tender. Add mushrooms and stir fry until mushrooms are soft and moisture is evaporated. Add all the herbs and mix in. Set aside. Wait for mushrooms to cool before you add it to the egg mixture.
- In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Add chives, 1-cup Parmesan cheese, 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, black pepper, salt, and mix together Add the cooled mushrooms and mix into egg mixture.
- Generously butter a baking dish ( I used a 8×8 inch glass dish) and pour the quiche mixture in. Buttering the baking dish should prevent the mixture from sticking to the pan and also makes it easy to cut.
- Sprinkle extra cheese on top before baking. Place in oven and cook for 20-25 minutes. If the the quiche starts browning on the top before its ready place aluminium foil on top and continue baking. After 20 minutes check to see if quiche is cooked by inserting a knife in the middle of the pan. If the knife comes out clean the crustless quiche is ready. If not, then bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. Test with knife again.
- When quiche is ready, take out of oven and cut into pieces.
- Serve warm right away with a side salad.
The Easter Flower
by Claude McKay
Far from this foreign Easter damp and chilly
My soul steals to a pear-shaped plot of ground,
Where gleamed the lilac-tinted Easter lily
Soft-scented in the air for yards around;
Alone, without a hint of guardian leaf!
Just like a fragile bell of silver rime,
It burst the tomb for freedom sweet and brief
In the young pregnant year at Eastertime;
And many thought it was a sacred sign,
And some called it the resurrection flower;
And I, worshiped at its shrine,
Yielding my heart unto its perfumed power.