Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tomato Quiche - look Ma no crust!

We had a family celebration this past weekend at our house and I was trying to plan a different breakfast surrounding the occasion, something we never had, and one that everyone could eat at the same time, I didn't want to be the person standing over the stove....

My thought was I'll make gluten free quiche.... but then I didn't want to do a crust since I am excluding all flours from my diet, not just gluten free ones for a month. (I challenged myself, another blog to come)

I purchased organic on the vine tomatoes, all about the same size, organic spinach, eggs, and vidalia onions, and some grated Parmesan cheese. 

Core the tomatoes, take out the inners and leave about a half dollar size opening at the top, all without cutting through the bottom of the tomato. Turn upside down and set on chopper board, to let any extra fluid drain out.

   Crack and scramble eggs and set aside, 1 egg per 2 tomatoes will work.

   I sautéed my spinach and chopped onions for a few minutes to soften and blend the flavors together.

   I wanted my spinach mix separated from the eggs, mostly to have different textures and flavors through out the tomato.

   Filling the tomato first with the spinach mix, then spooning in the egg, and topping it with the grated Parmesan cheese.

   Since this was my first time making the tomato quiche I wasn't sure how long to bake them. I wanted to keep the tomato from getting soggy, but to make sure the egg was cooked.

I set the oven temp to 300* for 15 min, then checked, not quite done.... so baking for about another 12 minutes, they came out perfect. Next time I'll bake about 350* for 18-20 min.

Plated Tomato Quiche

Layers of Tomato Quiche

There was a consensual agreement at our housenext time put bacon on top!

We make another plate at our  house called "salad eggs".... That is were you have as many veggies as you do eggs. We usually add spinach, tomatoes, several colors/type of peppers, onions, etc... 

The salad eggs pictured below, has the same ingredients as the tomato quiche above, just all scrambled together, as I wanted to show the difference with the same ingredients that are used in each recipe. It can look so amazingly different just by the way they are prepared. It also tastes differently than the tomato quiche where those flavors can be tasted separately..... but both are very satisfying!

"Salad Eggs"

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