Quiche – Tuna & Vegetable

Quiche with roma tomatoes & basil

Family-size Quiche

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Homemade Pastry:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup milk

To prepare homemade pastry:

Sift flour and salt

Grate or cut cold butter into flour with two knives then stir into flour with knife. Make a well in centre and add milk and vinegar. Mix ingredients together well with a knife.

.Gently press  flour and butter together on bench. Roll out dough, fold edges into the centre, roll out again, preferably using cold marble rolling-pin.  Do this three or four times until pastry is smooth. It is important to handle the pastry  as little as possible. Put the pastry in the fridge for at least an hour then repeat the first roll out a couple of times.

Quiche Ingredients:

  • Small bunch of English spinach, or alternatively 2 small zucchini diced, and Broccoli (sometimes I use small amounts of all three veges or whatever is at hand)
  • 425g can of chunky tuna in olive oil
  • 3 or 4 medium potatoes peeled
  • half  small red or pink sweet potato peeled
  • fresh parsley, mint and dill (fennel)  chopped finely
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten

Method for Quiche filling:

Cook potatoes in salted water

Steam spinach or broccoli in double boiler above potatoes until soft

Lightly sauté chopped onion then stir in diced zucchini and cook until soft if using them. I use some of the oil from the drained tuna for extra flavour

Prepare filling:

Mash cooked potatoes lightly with butter

Mix in steamed spinach, broccoli, sautéed zucchini, and onion

Add drained tuna and stir in lightly

Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lastly add beaten eggs and fork in gently

Line bottom and sides of 4cm x 25cm oiled Quiche dish with pastry

Spread vegetable mixture into the dish and cook for 40 mins at 200° C  second shelf from bottom of oven. Turn oven off and leave pie in oven for another 15 minutes.

Serve with fresh salad. Delicious!  Serves 6.

-Anne Frandi-Coory

 

One comment:

@vivchook

Excellent! Have printed it off, will add a bit of cheese &extra eggs-we hav oodles! (I know the girl’s/Thomas’ tastes) & making it!

11 October 2011 @vivchook

Success!! Everyone Loved your Tuna Quiche! I added a couple of extra eggs, & some cheddar, but was very well received.. Thank You!!

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