Hey guess what? Today is Pi Day. 3.1415926 = Pi. Now that the math lesson is over, it’s the perfect geeky holiday to turn foodie. Pi, pie, potato, pototo. You get the picture.
The Virtual Potluck team decided that we needed to get our Pi on and also have a giveaway, because we love you….and pi(e). So we all got together and made some pie. See the full list of who made what below. It’s delicious. Promise.
This quiche, errr pie, might look tough to make, but the only thing hard about it is standing over the box grater making the hash. The rest…easy as pie. Oh stop, you knew I had to say it. Moving on.
After you bake the crust for 30 minutes, you let it cool while you whisk the eggs, goat cheese, sour cream and green onions. Super easy. Then you bake it again for an hour and it’s chow bell time my friends. WAIT – there’s more. A giveaway – keep scrolling.
Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Yield 6-8 servings
Not only is this Goat Cheese Quiche beautiful, but it's out of this world delicious!!
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes (yams), about 2 large, peeled and grated on a large-holed box grater
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 12 large eggs, divided
- 1 1/2 cups reduced fat sour cream
- 5 ounces goat cheese
- 5 green onions, sliced thin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Butter the sides and bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon of softened butter. Cut parchment paper in a circle the diameter of the bottom and another to fit the sides of the pan (one circle and one long rectangle). Line the pan with the parchment, pressing into the butter to adhere. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and brush the side and bottom parchment layers. Set aside.
- Add the grated sweet potatoes to a large piece of cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel. Gather corners together and squeeze out excess water over the sink. You may need to do this in stages.
- Add the squeezed potatoes to a large bowl. In another small bowl whisk together 1 egg, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper & a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Pour over sweet potatoes and toss lightly to coat. Press into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Place on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Turn oven down to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, add 11 eggs, sour cream, goat cheese, green onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Whisk well to combine.
- Before adding the eggs to the crust, press the sides of the crust carefully to adhere back to the springform pan if they have sagged. Add the egg mixture without overfilling beyond the crust. Bake 30 minutes. Turn heat down to 350 degrees F and bake 30 minutes. Rotate the pan an continue cooking 15 minutes more. The center may still be giggle a little, but will set as it cools. Allow to rest 20 minutes before serving.
Make sure you squeeze out as much water from the grated sweet potato as you can. This will help your crust keep it's shape and brown evenly.
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