Chard Quiche with Pecans
This spring I started a little vegetable garden. In the grocery store where I do my shopping people got seeds for vegetables and flowers with every ten or so euro they had spend. The flowers did great, but to be honest not all vegetables blossomed under my hands (and sometimes they did while it wasn't intended, because I waited too long to harvest). But I learned and now know what vegetables I want to grow next year and what not.
One of the vegetables that did very well was chard. I don't think I have ever eaten chard. Actually, before I started my little garden I didn't even hear about chard, so I had no recipes at hand either. But I tried something myself and because it didn't taste bad at all, I share the recipe here.
What you need
1 grated garlic garlic clove
handful of chard, stems and leaves separated
handful grated cheese
200cc creme fraiche
salt and pepper to taste
What to do
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Cover a quiche mold with puff pastry, punch little holes in the pastry with a fork
Bake for ten minutes and take out
Meanwhile bake shallots and garlic until golden brown in a baking pan
Add chard stems, bake five minutes
Add chard leaves, bake five minutes more
Sprinkle bread-crumbs over pastry bottom
Spread chard, cheese and pecans over bread-crumbs
Mix eggs, creme fraiche, salt and pepper
Pour over chard, cheese and pecans
Bake off for 30 minutes
That's it! Bon appetit!