Asparagus and Turkey Quiche, Potato Crust calendars

We get lovely, thin turkey cutlets here which is what I used for the quiche.

When we lived in the US I remember getting turkey tenderloin (which I cannot get here) but not the cutlets. Use whatever you can get or substitute chicken breasts.

I normally put the quiche dish on a baking tray – saves oven cleaning in case of spills.

This is our last quiche of the season

Asparagus and Turkey Quiche

Total time: 65 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Crust:
  • 2 medium potatoes, 12oz (360gr) total, shredded (not peeled)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Filling:
  • 8oz (240gr) turkey, cut into small pieces
  • 4 green garlic, trimmed, sliced, including light and dark green
  • 10oz (300gr) green asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2″ (4cm) lengths
  • 2oz (60gr) fresh spinach
  • 4oz (120gr) Gruyere, sliced
  • 4 tsp olive oil, plus a bit for the dish
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) Greek or plain yogurt

Turkey Asparagus Quiche

Instructions:

  • Crust:
  • Mix shredded potato, salt and egg.
  • Pat into a lightly oiled quiche or 10″ (25cm) pie plate, working it up the sides a bit for the edges.
  • Bake in 400F (200C) oven for 15 minutes.
  • Filling:
  • Bring a medium saucepan half full of water to a boil.
  • Add asparagus and blanch for 4 minutes.
  • Remove and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Drain well.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in skillet. Add turkey and sauté until it’s cooked through, 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Remove to a plate.
  • Add remaining 2 tsp oil, green garlic and sauté until tender, 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add spinach and stir to combine. Spinach will wilt slightly.
  • Whisk eggs, yogurt and milk together.
  • To assemble:
  • Spread the green garlic / spinach evenly over the baked crust.
  • Add the turkey, then the asparagus.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over all.
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until center has set.
  • Remove and let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Print Recipe

Every year, just before Christmas, we get ‘free’ calendars from the post office and the fire department.

In return we donate a sum of money to their respective holiday bonus funds.

It’s a nice system…. very civilized.

I was cleaning the other day and realized I had accumulated more calendars than I need.

Unlike US calendars, the French calendars are the size of a file folder and open up to reveal pages of useful information.

The one from La Poste has street maps of all of the local cities and towns, as well as the school holiday schedule, astronomical charts, and so on.

The one from the fire department has photos of the fire department at work, the fire fighters, trucks, and local events. But this year they added something new.

I hadn’t really looked at the calendar last winter but I did now.

There is now a section on what to do in case of a terrorist attack along with the phone numbers to report it. There are bits on what to do if you are at home or in a town or office building….. How to hide and how to escape.

Times have changed.

Last update on May 12, 2017

3 thoughts on “Asparagus and Turkey Quiche, Potato Crust calendars”

  1. What a sad commentary on the state of things. On the bright side, your quiche looks delicious and I just happen to have everything on hand!

  2. nightsmusic, it is sad but I guess that is the world we live in now. Quiche = good!

    Ina, the crust is so easy and I’m really not a pastry fan so it’s perfect for me and better for the T1 diabetic hubs

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