Sausage, Leek, and Red Pepper Quiche; Happy Easter

Normally I try to restrain myself and am able to avoid the ‘if some is good, more must be better’ mindset that seems to be the standard where eating and cooking are concerned.

I failed with this quiche.

Perhaps I was just so happy to be in the kitchen with something other than butternut squash or pumpkin.

Maybe it was finding such a wonderful pile of just-pulled leeks at the market.

Whatever the reasoning, I decided that my quiche dish could easily hold three large leeks along with the red pepper and sausages.

I was wrong.

It all looked fine until I poured the custard over the top….

Thankfully, I had the quiche dish on a baking tray as it ran over quite aggressively.

On the one hand – it was good; on the other – rather messy.

The recipe calls for two leeks which I now believe is more appropriate.

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Sausage, Leek, and Red Pepper Quiche

An easy, colorful quiche with red peppers, leeks, sausage, and a shredded potato crust. Use whatever type of sausage you like.
This makes a generous 2 servings.

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

Ingredients

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  • Crust:
  • 2 medium potatoes, 12oz (360gr) total, shredded (not peeled)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Filling:
  • 10oz (300gr) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 large leeks, sliced, including light green
  • 1 red pepper, sliced, slices cut in half
  • 3oz (90gr) cheese, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil, plus a bit for the dish
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) Greek yogurt

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:
  • Heat oil in a skillet.
  • Add sausage slices and sauté until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.
  • Add leeks, pepper to skillet and sauté 10 – 15 minutes, until tender.
  • Whisk together 3 eggs, mustard, milk, and yogurt.
  • To assemble:
  • Arrange sausage slice in a layer.
  • Top with leek / red pepper, spreading evenly.
  • 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.

Notes

You could substitute 1 1/2 cups (3.3oz, 95gr uncooked rice) cooked rice for the shredded potato.
Or you could use a quiche / pie crust 

Keywords: quiche, potato crust, leeks

Sausage, Leek, and Red Pepper Quiche

I thought I would share some Easter fashion photos of my childhood. My mother took photos every Christmas, Easter, and birthday when we were growing up. Sadly, most of them are quite faded.

The black and white photos of her childhood are all in perfect condition, but the colored ones she took of us have not fared so well.

Love the hats and gloves!

6 thoughts on “Sausage, Leek, and Red Pepper Quiche; Happy Easter”

  1. Judging by the photos you must be about 10 years older than me. And I did exactly the same thing with a veggie parmentier the other day. Luckily all caught by the roasting pan I set the lasagne pan containing the parmentier in.

  2. I always stand my quiches on a baking sheet now. This has saved hours of oven cleaning.
    Did you see any more asparagus in your local market this year? It appeared in our local market a couple of weeks after yours started and it is still appearing each week. There was masses available this morning.

    • After the initial run of green asparagus it came back and we’ve had lots more. The white, of course, has been there every week. It’s done, now I think. It’s been getting sparse. I didn’t see any of the purple this year. It tastes like the green, and turns green when you cook it, but it’s fun to buy

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