New Potato, Spring Onion & Cheddar Quiche

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This is my all-time favourite quiche.

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It must be the potatoes.  Baby new potatoes are things of great beauty.  My grandad was a keen gardener who used to grow all his own veg.  When we went to his house for Sunday dinner he would go rooting in the garden first to find some new potatoes for my grandma to cook, and he would always set aside the tiniest little baby ones for me.

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I sometimes treat myself to a bowlful of new potatoes with butter for a meal and always think of how much better they tasted freshly dug up from Grandad’s garden.

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And potatoes in quiche are a definite winner too!  Not to mention those splodges of oozing cheddar.  Divine!

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New Potato, Spring Onion & Cheddar Quiche

Slightly adapted from BBC GoodFood, serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 sheet shortcrust pastry (or make your own, of course)

200g baby new potatoes

150g cheddar, diced

1 bunch of spring onions, sliced

5 eggs

200g Greek yoghurt

Method:

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1.  Roll out the pastry and use it to line a 23cm flan dish.  Prick the base with a fork and leave it to chill in the fridge for about half an hour.

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2.  Meanwhile, peel the new potatoes and cook them in a pan of boiling water.  Preheat the oven to 180C.

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3.  Halve or quarter the cooked potatoes, and prepare the other filling ingredients.

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4.  Remove the pastry case from the fridge, line with foil and fill with baking beans.  Bake blind for 15-20 minutes.

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5.  Remove the foil and beans, and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes.

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6.  Scatter the potato, cheese and spring onions into the pastry case.

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7.  In a bowl, beat together the eggs, yoghurt and seasoning until smooth and pale yellow.

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8.  Pour the eggy mixture into the pastry case.

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9.  Turn down the oven temperature to 160C and cook the quiche for about 40 minutes.  (My oven continues its noble tradition of not cooking anything properly.)

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10.  Stand on a wire rack to cool, then turn out and serve.

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