Grandma's Quiche in bakeware pan.

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For those of you who spend hours bent over books, here’s the college recipes! To improve your memory (and get rid of leftovers) that’s the recipe right for you: the clean-out-the-fridge quiche!

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Today Caroline and John are coming over to study, what can I make for lunch? I should cook something quick but light, or it would be hard to study after eating. Let’s see… I got it! I’ll prepare my famous clean-out-the-fridge quiche! We’ll need:
• ½ lb (250 g) of shortcrust pastry, round sheet
• ½ lb (250 g) of vegetables
• 5,3 oz (150 g) of ham
• 3,5 oz (100 g) of scamorza cheese
• 1 cup (100 g) of grated parmesan cheese • less than 1 cup (200 ml) of heavy cream
• 3 medium eggs
• salt / extra virgin olive oil / pepper
• grated nutmeg / and some chives
First of all, clean and cut the vegetables into cubes: I’m using 1 zucchini, 1 carrot and ½ bell pepper. If you don’t have them, you can use any vegetable you like, such as eggplants, artichokes or mushrooms.
At this point, sauté the vegetables in a pan with a thin layer of olive oil; once cooked, it will take about 10 minutes, salt and let cool a bit.
When the vegetables are ready, beat the eggs with the heavy cream in a bowl. Now add the grated nutmeg… a sprinkle of pepper… and finally plenty of parmesan cheese, since abundare… how was it? Abundare… all right, I guess I should review my Latin!
Now we’re ready to mix in the ham cubes, if you don’t have it, you can substitute with the same amount of smoked bacon, speck ham, sausage, hot-dog or even cooked chicken, cut into cubes.
Then add the diced scamorza cheese, if you don’t have it you can substitute with the same amount of Emmental, Edam, gruyere or feta cheese.
Now add the lukewarm vegetables… and the chopped chives, that can be replaced with basil, parsley or thyme… finally add salt to taste… and stir.
Place the shortcrust pastry in a 9-inch round baking pan, lined with parchment paper, then, with a fork, pierce the bottom. Now pour in the mixture.
Spread the mixture evenly with the back of a spoon and fold in the edges, now brush with milk or cream, then bake the quiche at 350°F for about 50 minutes. I’ll go and review maths, what a bore…
In the meantime… Did you know that…
Did you know that the zucchini are rich in magnesium, which improves the memory? Whereas carrots and bell peppers are rich in vitamin A, that is also essential for the memory.
I’m sure that everyone will love my clean-out-the fridge quiche!

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