Our First Meal from the Vegetable Patch: Kale Quiche

kale quicheOur Kale from our vege patch was ready for harvest. The solitary Kale plant. Now I suppose you are wondering why I planted Kale, as it gets such a bad wrap at times? Either as the war time vegetable or the flogging of it gets as a super food. I planted it because I had some free seeds and its meant to be a prolific grower. Its was, for me, a great plant to start with. Kale has grown my confidence to keep trying, by choosing the right veges for our family and circumstances.

With the leaves from our Kale plant, I made a Kale, Leek and Tomatoe Quiche. I used a recipe from Allrecipes.com, but made some changes depending upon the ingredients I had.
Ingredients
3 cups chopped kale leaves
1 large onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
4 eggs
1 cup full cream milk
250g cheese, Tasty and Mozzarella
1 tsp dried rosemary
2 pinches cooking salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Directions
Preheat oven to 175 Deg Fan forced
Placed a steamer into a saucepan and filled the water to it just overflowing through the holes. Bring to boil.
Add Kale to steamer. Steam until wilted and cooked. About 5-7 mins
Add chopped tomato and onion
In a seperate bowl beat eggs, add milk, add cheese, rosemary, sea salt and pepper.
Combine kale mix with egg mix. Evenly combine.
Bake quiche in preheated oven for about 30 to 50 mins.
Results and Changes
It was lovely. My boys loved it, so that is always a great sign.
We doubled the recipe to see if it could take it. It could.
Kale is not as flavour-some as spinach, so I would add salt to the boiling water when wilting it. Its a little like cabbage, and a little salt and butter would help.
I would make this again, but I would really like to try some other recipes with Kale.
Tells us below if you try this. What changes would you make? Or was the recipe perfect?
Tennille

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