Chorizo Quiche in Cornmeal Crust
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.
or more, cold
monterey jack cheese
scallions, spring or green onions
heavy whipping cream
or half and half
salt and black pepper
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.