Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Barbecue quiche from author @DarylWoodGerber + #giveaway

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From Daryl aka Avery:

Have you ever been to a rodeo? In Grilling the Subject, the Wild West Extravaganza is coming to Crystal Cove, and Jenna and the gang are excited. They've dressed up the shop. Katie is going to "man" a foodie truck and offer sliders.  I have to admit I salivated the whole time I wrote the book.

And now it's time to share some of the recipes I made with you. This one is not included in the book, so get it here!

Yes, you all know that I love quiche. I have made numerous variations over the past few years because of the Cheese Shop mysteries, and I decided that I ought to try out one for the Cookbook Nook series. This was a major hit with my family. My DIL, who nibbles, ate an entire slice in about three minutes!  LOL

FYI, don't tell your kids, but this one is good for you. It's packed with zucchini!  If you want, you can swap out for any green vegetable.

“Barbecue” Quiche

1 unbaked pastry shell (8 inches)
1 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half cream
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese       
1 cup chopped zucchini
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Salsa and sour cream, if desired

Preheat oven to 400°

Line un-pricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer.

Sprinkle chili powder and cumin over shell; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, Monterey Jack cheese, zucchini, onions, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over cheddar cheese in the pie shell.

Cover edges of quiche loosely with foil; place on a baking sheet. Set in oven.

Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.


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Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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  1. Delicious quiche recipe! And I do like starting with the first book in a series, so that I fully understand the plot and any references.

  2. I love quiche too but never would have thought of a barbeque version. I just got some zucchini so I know what I'm making tomorrow night!

    1. Enjoy, Mary! This was a purely fun and tasty experiment! ~ Daryl

  3. I forgot to answer the question a and leave my email (that's what happens at the thought of good food). I like to start series from the beginning because a character grows and has events that happen that at either needed for 6th currant book or giveaway a story from a previous book.

    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway chaance. My email is mjbookaddict