Stinging Nettle Crustless Quiche is savory, with 3 kinds of cheese (shredded Parmesan, Cheddar and Mozzarella), foraged, local Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) and local farm eggs. (gluten-free, vegetarian)
Stinging Nettle Crustless Quiche
Hi Everyone, it’s time to share a new foraged recipe, this Stinging Nettle Crustless Quiche recipe which is a version of my Quiche Lorraine recipe, here on the blog. If you want to add a traditional, homemade crust to this recipe, check out that recipe for ingredients and instructions.
I encourage you to check out those posts because I post a lot of information about identifying Stinging Nettles and their nutritional information in case you are not that familiar with them.
RELATED: Sautéed Stinging Nettles
What if I don’t have Stinging Nettles?
Stinging Nettles are unique on their own but I would say they are most similar to spinach or another leafy, green vegetable (think kale, Swiss chard, turnip or beet greens, etc.). If you do not have Stinging Nettles on hand, then you can substitute the same amount with any of those leafy, green veggies that I just listed.
I made sure to share a few recipe process photos as I usually try to do in the post and also in the recipe card below.
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Foraging Reference Book
I use the book, Northeast Foraging, when I am studying new-to-me, local, wild edibles and I have added the Amazon Affiliate link below (I recommend always making sure to consult other local experts that you personally and who are knowledgeable know before trying something new):
I also recently downloaded the “Picture This” plant and tree identification app and used it with success. That could be helpful, if you are trying to ID stinging nettle on your property or somewhere else.
Recipe Process Photos for Stinging Nettle Crustless Quiche
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I have all the directions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
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- 1 cup cooked sauteed Stinging Nettles
- 1 cup half and half (or substitute the same amount heavy cream)
- 3 large eggs
- 2/3 shredded Parmesan cheese, divided (1/3 for the quiche batter and 1/3 for topping before baking) or same amount similar dry, aged cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (inside batter) or same amount similar soft cheese
- 2/3 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (inside batter) or same amount similar medium cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more for serving, if desired
- 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper, amount to taste, plus more for serving, if desired
- Grease a 9-inch pie plate, set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium-large mixing bowl, add half and half, 3 eggs, cheeses, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, ground nutmeg and whisk to combine. Add the cooked sauteed Stinging Nettles (full directions here, make sure all extra moisture is squeezed out), stir to combine.
- Pour the quiche filling into the prepared crust in the pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese evenly on top of the quiche batter before baking. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown on edges. When done, a knife inserted into the middle should come out clean. Cool on a trivet and serve. Add extra salt and pepper, to taste for serving. Enjoy! Makes 12 slices/servings.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.