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Zucchini And Green Chile Quiche

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Ingredients
  9 inch whole wheat quiche shell 1 , cooled (Glazed With Egg White)
  Egg whites 1
  Zucchini 3⁄4 Pound, scrubbed
  Cheddar cheese 4 Ounce, well chilled
  Monterey jack cheese 2 Ounce, well chilled
  Onion 1⁄2 Small
  Canned whole green chilies 2 , rinsed and seeded
  Whole wheat flour 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 3
  Half and half/Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Pepper white To Taste, freshly ground
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
2. With a grater or using the shredding disc of a food processor, shred the cheeses and the zucchini.
3. Place the zucchini in a colander mixed with ½ teaspoon salt for 30 minutes.
4. Drain the zucchini and dry with paper towels.
5. In a bowl, mix the cheeses.
6. With a knife or with the slicing disc of a food processor, slice the onion.
7. With a knife or using the metal blade of the food processor, chop the chilies coarsely.
8. In a bowl, place the eggs.
9. Continue mixing while you pour the half & half, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.

MAKING
10. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and heat the oil.
11. Add the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes, until onion is soft.
12. Add the zucchini and cook for a while.
13. Add the flour, and toss together.
14. In the quiche shell, spread half the cheese mixture in a layer, then the zucchini mixture.
15. Sprinkle with chilies and top with the rest of the cheese. Place the shell on a cookie sheet.
16. Pour the half & half custard on the shell.
17. In the oven, place in the center rack and bake for 15 minutes, and then, reduce the temperature to 350° and bake for another 20 minutes, until custard is firm, puffy and lightly browned.
18. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

SERVING
19. Serve cut into wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Zucchini
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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