Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Goose Egg Quiche

I mentioned that last week the seller of our new home came over to divide some perennials for their new home and give me a tour the plants in the perennial garden. She brought along a goose egg as a gift. We were surprised by how large it was and decided it would be best used in a special quiche. We pricked the shell to blow the egg out so that we can save it.

We enjoy quiche for dinner a couple of times a month in a variety of forms. One of our favorites is a chard-apple quiche, but with time we've learned to improvise good combinations.

We had asparagus on hand and when I shopped at the local Coop Saturday morning they had ramps (also known as wild leeks) which are a real Spring treat. I've been on the look out for ramps because I wanted to plant some to naturalize on our property. So put six in the ground in the shade of some trees and the rest we used for our special quiche.

Goose Egg Quiche

Make one bottom pie crust and pre-bake for 14 minutes at 400 degrees.

Mix together in a bowl:
1 goose egg & 1 chicken egg ( or 3 chicken eggs), beaten
3/4 cup milk
3/4 grated cheddar cheese
pinch of thyme

Wash and trim the roots off 6-10 ramps. Dice the bulb end of the ramps and then separately roughly chop the greens. Discard the ends of 8-12 asparagus. Cut the stalks into one inch pieces, leaving a three to four inch piece with the tip.

Heat olive oil in a saute pan. Add the bulb end of the ramps and saute for a few minutes. Add the greens and asparagus and saute until greens wilt and asparagus is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Place sauteed vegetables in pre-baked pie crust, reserving the asparagus tips. Sprinkle with one tablespoon flour. Pour egg and cheese mixture over the vegetables and gently stir to coat. Arrange the asparagus tips on top and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 35-40 minutes in 350 degree oven until quiche is set in the middle and nicely browned. Serve warm.


NoviceLife said...

Looks Yummy - I wish I had ramps by me.....I keep looking!

Window On The Prairie said...

Oh wow! Looks yummy. We had our first salad from the garden last night. I was so excited I did a blog post about it. Happy Spring!

Daphne said...

Yum. I love quiche.

miss m said...

Mmmm, looks delish !

I'm not having any luck with ramps germination. Will probably have to buy or find (although it's a protected plant around here and against the law to pick it) whole ones and plant them. Hope yours naturalize well.

Marcia said...

Lovely looking quiche. COuld you tell you were eating a goose egg?

Sandy said...

How does it taste?

Emily said...

It tastes great! The goose egg didn't taste any different as far as we could tell.