Sunday, January 21, 2007

Emergency Quiche

My standard dilemma - still several days until payday so no moola, not much in the way of food in the cupboard/fridge (although I'm always surprised, when I REALLY look, how much there really is), and it's dinner time.

What you see above doesn't look the greatest, but no matter what angle I chose I just couldn't make it look very appealing! And I now notice that I managed to get the one plate with a chip in it, and also managed to get that chip in the photo... sheesh...

Emergency Quiche

1 sheet puff-pastry, thawed
3 eggs (I could have used 4, really)
splash of milk
1 small onion, chopped finely
good-sized pinch of grated cheese
sprinkling of mixed dried herbs - fresh would be nicer, but dried is all I have in the cupboard!

Preheat the oven to 190C. Line flan case (or, if you're like me, a little foil tart case) with the puff pastry, pushing gently into the corners. Trim the edges.
Whisk the eggs with a fork. Add the milk and onion, mix again. Then add the cheese and herbs and mix again. Carefully pour the mixture into the pastry case, then pop it into the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the egg is set in the middle and going a little golden on top.

As this particular quiche was quite bland I dished it up with a small side of spicy-tomato flavoured tuna (thanks John West, you're the best, hehe). I'm not a fan of tuna AT ALL, but these flavoured ones aren't too bad. They come in low-fat servings for the weight-conscious.

Of course you can add almost anything to a quiche - it can get quite interesting! But this is basically all I had as I was far too lazy to defrost some bacon to put in.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice one Martha.

Anna said...

Bite me, petal :-x
:-)

Anonymous said...

I would Pumpkin - but I do not like the taste of fish!

Anna said...

Tsk tsk! Fish breath only, and oniony. And eggy. Hehehe.

No worries, muffin :-) Am actually grateful for that!

mellie said...

You can't beat a good quiche. A great standby dish, and so easy to throw together.

Anna said...

Ooooo... had to add, am right now eating the leftovers cold, straight out of the dish.... and they GOOOOOOOD. Much better than last night!