Crustless Quiche with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

New Year's morning invariably brings one thing with it: hunger. This creamy, crustless quiche with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach creates a craving, then satisfies it. You can substitute your cheese of choice for the chevre in this recipe. Any shredded, easy-melting cheese will work.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chevre, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2½ Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach, stems trimmed

Directions

  1. Heat the oven’s broiler. Whisk together the eggs, cream, a pinch of kosher salt and a crack or two of freshly ground black pepper. The custard should have a uniform color with fully incorporated egg whites. Fold the chevre and sun-dried tomatoes into the custard and set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a 10″ to 12″ cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté until softened but not caramelized, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the spinach and cook until it starts to wilt, about 2-3 minutes.

  4. Stir the custard gently a couple of times and pour it into the skillet. Increase the heat to medium. Cook the custard until almost set, 4-5 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven 4″ to 6″ below the broiler.

  5. Broil the quiche until it’s fully set and golden brown on top and around the edges, about 5 minutes. Remove the quiche from the oven and place it on a cooling rack.

  6. Slide the skillet back and forth gently a few times to prevent the quiche from sticking. Allow the quiche to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve from the skillet for a rustic presentation, or turn the quiche out onto a serving dish. Store leftovers for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.