Inspired by one of the staple ingredients of her native Indian kitchens, Nandita at Saffron Trail is hosting a round-up of recipes featuring chillies this August. While anyone who reads this blog knows that I'm equally inspired by Indian cuisine, I decided to make this remarkably simple and fast jalapeño pie for the round-up, not only because it showcases these hot and juicy chillies so prominently, but also because my jalapeño pepper plants are raging out of control just right now and I need to find ways to use them in quantity!
Two cups of jalapeños might sound overwhelming, but the eggs and extra-old Cheddar cheese temper the heat enough that not only will most people be comfortable with it but they'll be coming back for more. I like to serve this pie as part of a light dinner on a hot, sweltering summer day with some fresh bread and a salad with vinaigrette to cut the dairy a bit. Roughly chopped mushrooms and a dash of cayenne can be added if desired.
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on July 29, 2007
A simple, delicious and surprisingly mellow jalapeño, egg and cheese pie — a great way to use an abundance of hot peppers