Asparagus and Smoked Bacon Quiche

Asparagus and Smoked Bacon Quiche
Asparagus in tart inside and out, with cream, eggs, cheese & smoked bacon in an interesting flavor combination for a complete meal. All placed on thin and crispy golden brown crust.
Combined with a fresh cool rocket salad -French lettuce- and radicchio, this wonderful red and spicy Italian vegetable. Drizzled with white balsamic vinegar and olive oil drops. Yours!
work: 15′ time: 45′ easy:

Asparagus and Smoked Bacon Quiche Asparagus and Smoked Bacon Quiche

Ingredients (8 servings)

  • 4 phyllo sheets
  • 500 gr (1.1 lbs) sour cream
  • 500 gr (1.1 lbs) asparagus
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 gr (1.8 oz) vegetable oil
  • 10 slices smoked bacon
  • 10 slices of toast cheese
  • 60 gr (2.1 oz) pecorino Romano
  • paprika, salt, pepper
First clean the asparagus, cutting the hard part of the stem and all of the same length. With a peeler clean only their tips to remove part of the thin peel and boil in salted water for a few minutes.
In a deep bowl, add the cream and eggs.
Inside the bowl with the mixture of cream and eggs, add chopped, diced into small, slices of cheese and half of the bacon toasted and finely cut. The other half bacon you will serve on your plates. Mix well with a whisk.
In a bowl add salt, paprika, pepper and some chopped asparagus from the tender part of the stems. Grate half the pecorino Romano. Stir the mixture and leave the cream on the edge for a while.
Slightly grease a 25-27cm (9.8-10.6 inches) form. Grease one by one the phyllo and lay loose in the pan at the base and sides, so that their edges should left over enough from the outside of the vessel.
These edges are folded into the form leaving a margin covering around the sides of the pan.
Inside the pan pour the mixture of materials.
Bake in preheated oven at 180°C (356°F, Gas:4.2) for 20'-30'…
… until the cream gets thick and cooked, brown leaf on the perimeter and underneath and slightly the surface of the tart.
Remove the tart from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese.
Arrange the asparagus radially over the surface, with the tips of the stems towards the center and the peaks in the periphery. Grease with a brush the asparagus and put it back in the oven for a few minutes.
Asparagus and Smoked Bacon Quiche Asparagus and Smoked Bacon Quiche Asparagus and Smoked Bacon Quiche

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