During the summer months, my backyard chickens provide plenty of eggs. More eggs, in fact, than our small family can eat for breakfast. Sometimes I give them away to friends and family who can really appreciate fresh, home-grown eggs. The differences between eggs from factory-farm hens and those from free ranged hens is staggering. The color of the yoke alone is more pleasing to the eye. And that taste...if you have never tasted a fresh egg, well, then, you are missing out! One way to use our over abundance of eggs is in a quiche. One of the most versatile dishes to make, you can substitute any vegetable that's on hand, and it will still taste great! I happened to have some asparagus that needed to be eaten, plus some eggs, and the result was this quiche! I made two, and was glad I did, because the first one was eaten really quick! Back in the day, when I wasn't as health conscience, I made a cream cheese crust. I'm really not sure why I did exactly, except that was what the recipe called for, and I was a recipe follower! It was tasty, but not worth all the fat and calories. Now that I've been making crustless quiches for so long, I sort of forget most still are made with one. Believe me, you won't miss the crust or the calories in this recipe!
Crustless Asparagus Quiche
- 2 cups of asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 tsp no-salt seasoning
- 1 cup milk or non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or almond flour (if gluten-free)
- 5 large eggs
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese (non-dairy cheese, if vegan)
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (non-dairy cheese, if vegan)
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly oil quiche or pie pan.
- In a skillet add 2 TBSP water along with cut asparagus, diced onion and no-salt seasoning. Sauté over medium heat, until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and place in prepared dish.
- In a blender, add milk, flour, and eggs. Blend until smooth and consistent in color.
- Pour egg mixture over vegetables.
- Combine cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and sprinkle over quiche.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.