Spring Asparagus Quiche in a Sweet Potato Crust
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Recipe Type: Brunch
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Serves: 8 slices
 
Ingredients
For the sweet potato crust:
  • 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil*
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
For the quiche filling:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups or 500 g quark**
  • 2 tablespoons Maille Dijon Originale Mustard
  • 1 cup or 100 g gruyère*** grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme****
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 20 spears green asparagus ends trimmed
Instructions
For the sweet potato crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 370°F or 190°C. Slightly grease a 12 inch or 30 cm pie pan with ½ tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Peel and thinly slice sweet potatoes, best using a mandoline slicer. Arrange the sweet potato slices in two layers across the bottom and sides of the pie pan until completely covered. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper and bake for 15 minutes.
For the quiche filling:
  1. In a medium-sized deep mixing bowl beat the eggs until foamy. Stir in quark, Maille Dijon Originale Mustard, grated gruyere, thyme and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. When the sweet potato crust is ready, lay out half of the asparagus on the crust. Pour the egg mixture over the asparagus and spread into an even layer. Top with the second layer of asparagus. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the filling is set. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Notes
*You can substitute cooking spray for olive oil.
**Instead of quark you can use ricotta, cream cheese or crème fraiche. Each of these options will give you a slightly different consistency and density.
***Gruyère is a firm nutty Swiss cheese that also melts well. If you can’t find it in your local grocery store, use Emmental, Appenzeller, Gouda or any other hard cheese.
****Use dried thyme instead of the fresh one, about 1 teaspoon. Feel free to add your favorite herbs if you don’t like/have thyme.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/spring-asparagus-quiche-sweet-potato-crust/