This was adapted from a recipe I found on the net, but I added julienne onion to the peppers. This is a meal in itself, or you could have a small slice with a meat dish. For those that like to have brunch, it's a bit different to your traditional quiche recipes. If you love cheese, you could add 1/2 cup of your favorite to the egg mixture, then pour over peppers.
- 1 green pepper (cut in strips)
- 1 sweet red pepper (cut in strips)
- 1 yellow sweet pepper (cut in strips)
- 1 small onion (cut into strips)
- 9 inches pie crusts (unbaked)
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large skillet, sauté pepper strips and onions in margarine until soft but not limp.
- In a bowl, combine eggs, half-n-half, water, garlic, basil, and cayenne.
- Spoon peppers into unbaked pie shell.
- Pour egg mixture over peppers.
- Bake at 375°F for 50-55 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
I made this yesterday for dinner and everybody just loved it! Very easy to make and great taste! I used two instead of only one onion and for the crust I made a dough out of the following ingredients: 250 g flour, 4 ts baking powder, 125 g low fat curd cheese, 75 ml milk, 75 ml sunflower oil and 25 g sunflower seeds. Because I didn't have any basil I simply used rosemary instead, which went very well with the peppers. Thanks VickyJ for sharing such an outstanding recipe!