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Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche April 4, 2009

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CrustlessQuicheOnce you try this, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered making a regular old quiche with a crust.  Save time and unnecessary fat and calories by making this healthier alternative.  You need:

1 bunch of broccoli (2 crowns)
4 large eggs
1 cup milk (I used 1%)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-3 dashes of hot sauce
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously.  Chop broccoli and add to the pot.  Blanch for 2 minutes, then drain and shock (rinse under cold water).

Grease a glass or ceramic pie dish with margarine or cooking spray.  In a medium bowl, beat eggs and add milk, salt, pepper, hot sauce and flour.  Stir well to get rid of lumps.

Add the broccoli to the pie dish and cover with the grated cheese.  Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli and cheese.  Bake for 35-45 minutes.  You’ll know it’s done when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Buon appetito!