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Chorizo Quiche in Cornmeal Crust

 
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Simply Incredible!!! I have never had a quiche recipe work for me. They always end up a soupy mess and leave me frustrated and dejected. This one turned out so wonderfully and gorgeous - pretty enough for company. It tasted fantastic. I used a quiche pan instead of a 9" pie pan(as I said I never had one turn out, but it doesn't stop me from trying) ;-) If you like chorizo and want to try a quiche recipe that is totally fool proof - THIS IS THE ONE!!! Yummy!!! I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

Cornmeal crust
½ cup cornmeal
¾ cup all-purpose flour
sifted
½ teaspoon salt
teaspoon black pepper
*
cup vegetable shortening
*
4 tablespoons water
or more, cold
Filling
6 slices monterey jack cheese
½ pound chorizo sausage
casings removed
¼ cup scallions, spring or green onions
sliced
4 large eggs
2 cups heavy whipping cream
or half and half
salt and black pepper
*

Directions

To make crust, sift together cornmeal, flour, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.

Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring lightly until mixture forms ball.

Turn out onto lightly floured board and roll dough to 13-inch circle.

Fit loosely into 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan.

Fold edge under and flute.

Arrange cheese slices on bottom of crust.

Fry sausage until cooked and crumbly.

Drain off fat.

Sprinkle sausage on top of cheese, then top with green onions.

Lightly beat eggs in bowl, stir in whipping cream and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour over cheese and chorizo mixture.

Place on bottom rack of oven and bake at 450F 15 minutes.

Reduce heat to 350℉ (180℃) and bake additional 25 to 30 minutes.

Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Tierney
San Marcos, United States
 about 7 years ago

An interesting southwestern spin on a classic French dish.

Thanks, Tierney :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 about 7 years ago
Feast on the Cheap
New York, United States
 about 7 years ago

My husband would go absolutely nuts for this, I have to bookmark!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 218g (7.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 69273% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 86%
Saturated Fat 30g 151%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 308mg 103%
Sodium 896mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 29% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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