10 November 2010

What's on your plate? ... B is for Broccoli

Mmm ... Broccoli ... one of my favorites!
I really like most veggies really, but this one is a super yummy.

Did you know ...

*The best broccoli will have dark green tops with lighter green stems?
*Buds should be tightly closed, with no mushy spots or signs of yellowing?
*The stalks should feel firm and crisp, never limp or wobbly?

How about a recipe? Yep, sounds good.

Let's make this:
Easy Broccoli Quiche
Sounds good to me so here you go ...

Prep Time: 20 Min ~ Cook Time: 30 Min ~ Ready In: 50 Min
6 servings - WOOT! 4 for me, 1 for Hubber and 1 for Daughter.
~just kidding~

2 tablespoons butter . 1 onion, minced . 1 teaspoon minced garlic . 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli . 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust . 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese . 4 eggs, well beaten . 1 1/2 cups milk . 1 teaspoon salt . 1/2 teaspoon black pepper . 1 tablespoon butter, melted

. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
. Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. . Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust and sprinkle with cheese.
. Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.

Ta da! Enjoy. You're welcome. Tootles.