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Stacked-High Mushroom Quiche

Stacked-High Mushroom Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound oyster mushrooms, stems trimmed and large caps halved or quartered
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly-ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded Comté or Emmental cheese (2 1/2 ounces)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a very large skillet, heat the oil. Add the oyster and white mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat, stirring, until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to moderate. Add the butter, shallots and thyme and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are tender, about 12 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper and let cool. Squeeze the excess water and juices from the mushroom mixture with a colander or slotted spoon.
  2. Scatter 1/4 cup of the cheese and half of the mushrooms evenly over the bottom of the Buttery Pastry Shell. In a blender, mix half each of the milk, cream and eggs and season with 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper and a pinch of nutmeg at high speed until frothy, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour the custard into the pastry shell. Top with another 1/4 cup of cheese and the remaining mushrooms. Make a second batch of custard with the remaining milk, cream and eggs, plus the same amount of salt, pepper and nutmeg as before and pour into the shell. Scatter the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top.
  4. Bake the quiche for about 1 1/2 hours or until richly browned on top and the custard is barely set in the center. Let cool in the pan until very warm.
  5. Carefully lift the springform pan ring off the quiche. Cut the mushroom quiche into wedges, transfer to plates and serve warm.
By Sally Roeckell
Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She has photographed people, food and life all over the US and in Spain, Basque Country, The South of France and Paris. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features on 365 Barrington and on her website at TableAndDish.com.

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