I whipped up Martha’s Asparagus, Leek and Gruyere Quiche when I was stumped about what to make for dinner.
This is easy to make, especially if you cheat like I did and use a store bought crust! You cook the asparagus and leek in a pan. Grate your cheese (I wish Gruyere did not smell so bad! Who wants stinky feet in their quiche?) and put it in the bottom of the crust. Add the veggies then the egg and cream mix. That’s it. Bake for about 50 minutes.
Mine came out very nicely – puffy and slightly golden. I thought it tasted great and was a nice alternative to the quiche I seem to always make, which is spinach and mushroom. It’s a nice way to use asparagus if you have a lot.
How did the quiche go over with the family? Teen Martha wasn’t home. Mini-Martha would not touch it. Mr. MarthaandMe said it was “ok”. He and mini-Martha scarfed down the Polish sausage I cooked up for them happily and ate his one piece of quiche. I guess real mean eat quiche, but prefer Polish sausage.
Now that you’ve read how the dinner went, let me tell you what happened afterwards. I got really sick. Mr. MarthaAndMe was not affected. I didn’t believe it could be the quiche, but all I had with it was bread and melon. So the next day I ate it again. And I got really sick again. Again – Mr. MarthaAndMe not affected. I can’t explain it, but I don’t think I’ll be making this again ever! Now this is not to say I am saying the recipe is bad, instead I’m guessing there was something wrong with one of my ingredients.
I’ve gotten sick a few times after eatting quiche as well. I blame it on the fact that I don’t usually eat eggs? Maybe an overload of dairy with the milk, eggs, and cheese?
I’ve been looking for something different for quiche so I might give this a try. Sounds like maybe you are lactose intolerant. Also, not everyone is affected by food poisoning. If there was something tainted in your ingredients, it may not have bothered the spouse.