Sausage and Basil Quiche, Potato Crust; state of the pool

One could call this the last gasp of the potager….

There were a few green tomatoes left, I pulled the basil out but kept a basket full of leaves to use and the last Delicata squash was smaller than usual.

They all seemed good candidates for an end-of-summer quiche.

Or would that be a beginning-of-autumn quiche?

Whatever the name – we were happy. There was even a slice left for mon mari to nibble on at lunch the next day.

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Sausage and Basil Quiche, Potato Crust

The shredded potato crust is much easier and faster than making a crust. It starts baking while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.
This makes 2 generous servings – or 3…

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Quiche


  • Crust:
  • 2 medium potatoes, 12oz (360gr) total, shredded (not peeled)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Filling:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cooked Delicata squash, flesh scooped out
  • 1 cup (8oz, 205gr) green tomatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 8oz (250gr) smoked sausage, sliced 1/3″ thick (1cm)
  • 2 handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 7oz (200gr) fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) Greek or plain yogurt


  • The 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. Remove.
  • The Filling: 
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add sliced sausage and sauté until cooked through..
  • Remove from heat and set aside
  • Whisk eggs, yogurt, mustard and milk together.
  • To assemble:
  • Spread the squash mixture on the crust.
  • Spread the tomatoes on the squash, then the basil..
  • Top with the sausage / onion mixture.
  • Arrange mozzarella on top.
  • Pour the egg mixture over all and bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until center has set.
  • Remove and let rest 5 minutes.
  •  Slice and serve.


You could use cooked rice (1 1/2 cups cooked) instead of the shredded potato – but the potato is quicker.

Keywords: quiche, sausage

Sausage and Basil Quiche

The pool, which was to be finished by the middle of summer, is almost done.

The deck is finished now on all 3 levels, although it’s hard to tell in this photo.

The stairs are all finished. He needs to build / finish the railings and open up the existing balcony.

Then we can admire it all winter. The water temperature in the pool is a balmy 66F (19C) so I think I will pass on swimming.

On another note…. We were in Bordeaux last week and had lunch on the quai.

The cruise ship you see in the distance is The World – the largest private residential ship on this world.

I’m not certain I would like my permanent residence to be on a cruise ship….

The quai in Bordeaux is where the outlet mall it.It seems to be a bit more high end and expensive than the outlet malls I’ve seen in the US. The only store I bought anything in was Lindt, the Swiss chocolatier – and everything appeared to be regular retail price.

Still…. Chocolate!

6 thoughts on “Sausage and Basil Quiche, Potato Crust; state of the pool”

  1. Lovely quiche, but I’d have to change half of it based on what’s available here 🙁

    The decking is awesome!! It’s just beautiful. Truly. It’s going to be so nice next year to have friends over and sit out looking at your million dollar view. You’ll be glad of its size then!

    I pulled the tomato plants from the garden. The hard frost had hit and what tomatoes were left that I’d hoped would turn a bit more before being picked had turned transparent from the frost so into the compost bags they went, plant, fruit and all. So did the pepper plants whose peppers turned the same transparent color.

    I watched a special on that residential cruise ship a couple years ago. If I had the money, I could do that for a year or two. Wonderful way to see part of the world in true comfort!

    • I am very happy with the deck. I even went out this afternoon, in the fading sunshine, sat on the steps on stared at the cows for a bit lol
      I could see spending a year or 2 on that ship. The staterooms look enormous – at least from the shore….

    • The ones I’ve been to in the US were great, but here they’re more like designer show rooms than outlet stores. I don’t think they have gotten the idea quite right lol

    • Well…. I would have been ripped off if I’d bought anything available at the supermarkets, but I only bought things one can’t buy anywhere else. The regular chocolates I wait for the buy 2 get the 3rd free sales lol

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