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Colby Cheese and Spinach Quiche

No recipe image available.An extraordinary cheese and spinach quiche from the kitchen of Chef Walter Potenza of Walter's restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 bunch green onions, chopped
4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
Salt and pepper to taste
4 (10-ounce) packages chopped spinach, cooked, excess water drained
1 1/2 pounds grated Colby cheese
2 tablespoons butter
Optional serving suggestions:
Field greens (arugula or mesculin)
Toasted pine nuts
Olive oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs and heavy cream for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add onions, parsley, dill, salt and pepper. Fold in spinach and Colby cheese.
  3. Heat a 10-inch, cast-iron skillet; melt butter in skillet. Lower heat to medium-low, pour in egg mixture. With a wooden spoon, stir bottom of skillet, loosening cooked egg. Take skillet off heat and place in oven; bake for 45 minutes or until the quiche does not move when the skillet is shaken.
  4. Serve warm atop field greens, such as arugula or mesculin greens. Or, top with toasted pine nuts and drizzle with olive oil.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the American Dairy Association.