Red Shepherd Quiche

Today, let’s celebrate the Red Shepherd pepper 🙂

The Red Shepherd pepper is similar to a bell pepper but thinner and longer. The flavour is more intense than the red bell and still sweet. For quiche, the Red Shepherd works well since it’s thicker and holds it’s shape better with heat. Price-wise, this pepper is comparable to the red bell pepper and often less expensive.

There are other distinctive benefits to this quiche recipe: Most notable is the lack of crust. For gluten-free persons this quiche makes a hearty meal. The small amount of all-purpose flour used in the batter may be substituted with gluten-free all-purpose flour and still result with the same texture.

The cremini mushrooms are hearty and plentiful in this quiche. They also work very well with the red peppers.

Another plus to this delicious quiche is the cost. The ingredients used yield a large pie that would easily feed 5 hungry folks with a couple of sides (Foodies Galore serves it with a green salad and home fries).

The appealing colour, soft and creamy texture, richness in flavour and simple preparation are added  bonuses!

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Ingredients:

1 and ½ cups Red Shepherd peppers, cut into big square chunks

1 and ½ cups cremini mushrooms, cleaned with dry paper towel & sliced

1 & ½ cups sharp old cheddar cheese, grated

6 large eggs, whisked

4 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp ground oregano

½ tsp dried rosemary leaves

½ tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp salt

black pepper to taste

1 and ½ cups milk (half h alf cream may be used as a substitute)

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Red Shepherd peppers and mushrooms and grate the cheddar.
  2. Place the peppers and sliced mushrooms in a 11″ x 8 ” baking dish.
  3. Spread the grated cheddar over the vegetables.
  4. Break 6 large eggs in a large mixing bowl and whisk well.
  5. Add the flour and baking powder and whisk until no lumps remain.
  6. Add the Dijon mustard and whisk well.
  7. Add all the seasoning’s and whisk again.
  8. Add the milk and whisk until the egg mixture is frothy.
  9. Gently pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and cheese.
  10. Bake uncovered in a 375º preheated oven for 70 to 75 minutes, or until the edges are well-browned and the egg is solid.

Excellent sides include:

  • Oven-baked home fries
  • Salad
  • Cherry, grape or artisan tomatoes
  • Fresh baked bread
  • Toast
  • Steamed greens
  • Dill pickles
  • Bread and butter pickles
  • Steamed white rice

“I am convinced that I am the one who introduced quiche to America.” 

James Beard 1980s

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