Broccoli and Ricotta Quiche with a Potato Crust

30 Jul

Broccoli and Ricotta Quiche with a Potato Crust

I’ve seen a fair few recipes over the months detailing how you can substitute the pastry base in a quiche (fabulous news for us coeliacs!).  I’ve never had the occasion to try this myself, up until now.  Hosting a low key Saturday lunch seemed to be the perfect opportunity to debut my twist on this French favourite.

As I am playing with the crust, I decided to keep the filling to a firm favourite, and went for broccoli and ricotta.  I am pleased to say, it went down a storm.  Luckily I made 2, with the second quiche providing me my lunch for the next week.

The ingredients:

1 large potato

40g butter, melted

5 eggs

50ml milk

1 large onion

250g ricotta

1 large broccoli

50g parmesan

Salt and pepper


The recipe:

  1. Put the oven on at 200 degrees (Celsius)
  2. Grate the potato and leave to drain for 15 minutes
  3. Mix the melted butter into the potato and push this mix into the base of a lightly greased cake tin/oven dish.  Make sure you have an even thin layer on the base of the tin. Pop this in the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Finely dice the onion and cut the broccoli into small florets
  5. Whisk together the eggs and milk, and season with salt and pepper
  6. When the potato bases have browned nicely and starting to crisp up, remove from the oven and distribute the onion, broccoli and ricotta evenly over the potato
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli and ricotta and grate the parmesan over the top
  8. Put the quiche in the oven for 40 minutes (or until the egg has set and the quiche is browning nicely)
  9. Leave the quiche to rest for 15 minutes before serving


2 Responses to “Broccoli and Ricotta Quiche with a Potato Crust”

  1. Kimberley July 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Yay…welcome back, we were beginning to miss you, and what a great recipe. Keep up the good work.

    • larafriendly August 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it. Hold tight for the next recipe! 🙂

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