Anyone know how to make a really great (vegetarian) custardy quiche?

Most quiche recipes use quite a lot of taste-blurring "other" ingredients. I'm looking for a way to get that wonderful custard flavor, with maybe some cheese, and possibly other things, but in my mind there should be plenty of softish yellow in the final product. I want my quiche to be high and very tasty!

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wssmom
wssmom September 17, 2011

Via Julia Child:
1 cup grated Swiss
one 8-inch partially baked pastry shell
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs
1/2 t salt
pinch each of nutmeg and pepper
1 T butter
spread 3/4 cup cheese in the bottom of the shell. Beat together the eggs milk and seasonings and pour into the shell to within an obbididdy of the top. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese and dot with the butter. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.

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shemanufactures
shemanufactures September 18, 2011

I like this recipe for roasted mushroom quiche:

http://shemanufactures.blogspot.com/2011/04/roasted-mushroom-quiche.html

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thirdchild
thirdchild September 21, 2011

Sheman, that looks fabulous!

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Melissa Clark
Melissa Clark September 27, 2011

that Julia Child recipe that wssmom posted is amazing, I use it often. Then when I want to add some vegetable matter, instead of adding it to the custard, I add it on top. For example, I have a recipe in my last book for a quiche that uses pretty much a similar custard to Julia Child, then I caramelize onions and radicchio and spoon it over the top for serving. The yummy custard layer keeps its creamy texture without any veggies getting in the way, and the radicchio adds a nice bitter contrast to the sweetness of the onions.

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