Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cheese And Courgette Quiche

Cheese And Courgette Quiche
serves 6

350g/12oz shortcrust pastry
1 onion, chopped
15g/1/2oz butter
450g/1lb courgettes, grated
2 eggs
4 tablespoons crème fraîche
25g/1oz Gruyère cheese, grated
salt and ground black pepper

• Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Grease a 25cm/10in pie dish.
• Roll out the pastry and use to line the pie dish. Cover with greaseproof paper or baking parchment and line with baking beans. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes then remove the greaseproof paper and beans.
• Reduce the oven temperature to 190°C/375°F/Gas mark 5.
• Sweat the onion in butter until soft, then add the courgettes and sweatfor a further minute. Spoon the mixture into the pie dish. Mix together the crème fraîche and cheese. Season with salt and pepper, and pour over the courgettes. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until set. Serve hot.

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