Monday, February 14, 2011
This my version of spinach quiche/pie
It looks like it has a lot of ingredients but except for pie shell everything can be found in your pantry. Great for a light lunch or dinner. Cardamom gives this dish a very pleasant taste.
1 8' round frozen pie pastry crust
1 10 ounce package of frozen chopped spinach
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove of garlic minced
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp olive oil or margarine
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 package of cream cheese
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup soft plain bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
Thaw spinach and drain well on a colander. Saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in flour add milk, spices, salt and pepper. Cook until bubbly. Stir in cream cheese till melted. Add spinach stir well and pour into the pie shell. Bake covered in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes.
In the meantime combine bread crumbs with melted butter and cheese sprinkle over the pie and bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until top is golden brown.