Asparagus Quiche with a Savory Sweet Potato Crust

Feb 20, 2012 by

Sometimes I honestly have no idea where I come up with things. I liken it to an artist who looks at a pile of clay and creates something from nothing.  Usually, it’s because I have X,Y, and Z in the fridge and they’re about to go bad and I HATE wasting food. I also love mixing sweet and savory flavors so I took the sweet potato and added savory herbs and cheeses to make the “crust” for this. I thought the asparagus would be a good addition to the quiche because its strong flavor would offset the crust and the egg.

I actually loved this cold but that’s because I’m a Weirdo McWeirdopants but Mike reheated it all week for lunch. The crust is cooked first and I used a springform pan because I wanted it to come out and be able to be cut easily and look pretty. I’m sure any baking dish would work for the end product, but if you’re going for aesthetics I find the springform pan is the best way.

I peeled and shredded one large sweet potato and then quickly steamed the shreds in the microwave for 5 minutes to soften them up a bit. You could do the same in a large saucepan with a lid. The rest is super easy and makes such a unique and delicious quiche, it would be great for a Sunday brunch or even a side to a dinner with some meat, although I was eating it for breakfast post-WOD and it was awesome for recovery because of the protein and good carbs.

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10 Comments

  1. Inspired! My mom loves all of these flavors. Sharing this with her. Thank you!

  2. Diane

    Thank you! Made this for supper with the substitution of sliced cauliflower for the asparagus — because that is what I had in fridge. This recipe is a keeper!

  3. Karen

    Wow! Just wow. This was fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Real Food RD

    I have no idea how you come up with these ideas either, but I’m glad you do!

  5. Myrtle

    Just made this… Fantastic!

  6. Thanks for the inspiration – I featured this today in a post about grain-free quiche crusts.

  7. ami patel

    Great recipe. Made it tonight for our mealshare plan!

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