CRUSTLESS ASPARAGUS QUICHE

This crustless quiche has been popular in classes. The addition of flour gives it enough body that it needs no crust. Works well in the 8-inch round silicone pan or the 6-cup casserole/steamer. Also fun to make in Texas-sized muffin cups for individual servings. Enjoy with fresh fruit and bread.

CRUSTLESS ASPARAGUS QUICHE

2 cups fresh asparagus pieces

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup cubed ham

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese

3 eggs

3/4 cup milk

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash hot pepper sauce

1. Place asparagus and butter in 8-inch round silicone baking pan. Cover.

2. MICROWAVE (100%) 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or until tender-crisp.

3. Preheat microwave-convection oven to 375 degrees.

4. Top asparagus with ham and cheese; mix lighty. Beat together eggs, milk, flour, mustard, salt and pepper sauce until smooth. Pour over cheese. Lift asparagus with fork to add color.

5. LOW-MIX with 10% microwave power on low rack at 375 degrees for 19 to 21 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand a few minutes before cutting into wedges for serving.

About 4 Servings

TIPS:

  • Cooked seafood such as shrimp or crab can be substituted for ham.
  • Other favorite cheeses can be substituted.
  • For individual servings, cook asparagus in 2-cup silicone measure covered with silicone hot pad. Arrange ingredients in four individual Texas-sized muffin cups. Place cups on low rack. Pour milk mixture over cheese. Bake as directed, reducing time to 17 to 19 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from cups to serve.

From my Kitchen..

—I recently prepared a double recipe of the Crustless Quiche recipe in the 9inch square pan. Even with the turntable turned off, it cooked nicely on the Low-Mix combination, rotating the dish once. The Egg Bake, cut nicely with the narrow silicone spatula and removed from the dish easily with the wide spatula. A 13x9-inch pan of caramel rolls were prepared in the deep 10.5-inch silicone pan and it baked perfectly on the convection setting. Most things that cook in a 13x9-inch pan can be cooked in the deep round silicone pan and then it turns freely in the ovens with turntables.

—At a recent class, several participants were getting together one evening for dinner and they were each making something from one of the microwave-convection cook books that they had just purchased. I was not there long enough to hear about their results, but thought what a good way to learn together and share cooking experiences.Soups and casseroles are great for winter dining. Make extras and freeze in meal-sized quantities for enjoying at another meal. 

 

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