I'm rather off and on again when it comes to eating eggs, but when an egg dish is done well it can be a real treat. So when I saw an egg recipe in Yotam Ottolenghi's latest cookbook, Plenty More, I knew it was time to interrupt my latest break from eggs … especially when eggplants are involved.
But it's not just the eggplants or the mushrooms — which I added to the recipe — or the sheep's milk feta cheese, baby plum tomatoes or jalapeños that I also added for a little kick that make this quiche such an attractive and tasty dish. It would be delicious in any case, but what really elevates the flavor is brushing the top of the quiche with za'atar, a tangy, zesty and salty blend of herbs and toasted sesame seeds that's easy to make at home. Do make a fresh batch of this blend. It will not only make your quiche a fabulous lunch or light dinner but you'll have plenty left over to dip bread and olive oil into for a fantastic treat. It keeps well in the fridge in a well sealed jar for a good while, if it doesn't get eaten up right away.
|Eggplant, Mushroom and Cheese Quiche|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi
Published on January 8, 2015
Attractive egg and feta cheese quiche baked with eggplants, mushrooms and tomatoes brushed with a tangy, zesty and salty blend of herbs and toasted sesame seeds
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Other cheesy delights to enjoy from my kitchen:
Cheese Potato Puff with Dried Mushrooms
Cheddar and Mushroom Shirred Eggs
Cherry Ricotta Crêpes
Greek Feta & Olive Frittata