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Asparagus Ricotta Quiche

Asparagus and Ricotta Quiche Recipe

This umami-rich quiche recipe is an easy and scrumptious vegetarian recipe, featuring fresh asparagus and ricotta cheese.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
 
 

For the Crust (Pastry)

  • 300 g flour all-purpose
  • 150 g butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 100 ml water

For the Custard (Filling)

  • 500 g green asparagus
  • 400 g ricotta
  • 3 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • 100 g Parmesan grated
  • pepper (freshly ground) to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • fat as needed to grease the dish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine the flour, butter, egg and egg yolk, 100 ml water, oil and a little salt and work to a smooth dough.
  • Form into a ball, wrap in foil or plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Wash the asparagus, peel the lower third and cut off the ends.
  • Either leave whole or cut into pieces.
  • Cook the asparagus in boiling salted, water for about 5 minutes, then drain, refresh in cold water and drain thoroughly.
  • For the filling, mix together the ricotta, eggs and grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Roll out the pastry to fit the dish.
  • Grease the dish and line with the pastry.
  • Arrange the asparagus attractively in the lined dish, then spread the ricotta mixture (filling) on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, let cool then serve.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of FineDiningLovers.com
Keyword brunch recipe, umami recipe, vegetarian recipe