Kosher Crustless Artichoke Quiche Recipe
When considering what is kosher and what is not kosher in the vegetable world fresh vegetables, in their natural unprocessed state, are considered kosher. However, once a vegetable (or fruit or grain) is combined with a dairy or meat product it becomes considered as a dairy or meat product.
When it comes to processed vegetables, either canned or frozen, it becomes a different matter. When they go through the processing stage many times they have a meat or daiy product added to it. Or they may have been processed in vessels that have been used for unkosher products. So you can see where there might be a question. If unsure, the safest decision is to not eat the product.
Another thing that may make a difference in whether you use the vegetable or no is the matter of insects. There is a very strict rule against eating insects, especially if they can be seen by the naked eye. Of course, I don't believe you would want to eat an insect anyway but you can see how this would effect the outcome of the vegetables. You must very carefully check and clean your fresh vegetable before trying to cook or serve.
Artichoke Fun Facts
- The artichoke is technically a flower bud that has not opened.
- Artichoke hearts are baby artichokes with tender leaves, that are picked before the prickly inner choke has developed.
- There are more than 50 varieties of artichokes grown world wide.
- One large artichoke contains only 25 calories, no fat, 170 mg potassium and is a good source of vitamin C, foliate, magnesium and dietary fiber.
- A fresh artichoke will squeak when rubbed against another one.
- The nutritional value of artichokes make them good for losing weight.
- Artichokes were introduced to England by the Dutch in the 1500's.
- Artichokes belong to the sunflower family.
- You can store fresh unwashed artichokes in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- They are native to the Mediterranean region.
- Artichoke bottoms are the insides of artichokes with all the leaves and choke removed, leaving just the meaty concave base.
- Artichokes contain a high amount of antioxidants.
- One artichoke plant can produce 20 artichokes per year.
- According to mythology, the artichoke started life as a beautiful Greek goddess named Cynara. Unfortunately, she incurred the wrath of a Greek god and was turned into an artichoke.
- Artichokes are cholesterol free and fat free.
- 14 oz can marinated artichoke hearts
- 3/4 cup white onion, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and drain marinated artichoke hearts.
- Place 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and saute artichoke hearts, onion, and garlic until onion is transparent.
- Meanwhile in a mixing bowl mmis eggs, kosher salt, pepper, and paprika blending well.
- Add cream to mixing bowl and blend well. Then add parmesan and cheddar cheese also blending well. This mixture will be thick so you may need to mix with your hands.
- After cooling for a bit, add sauteed veggies to the mixture.
- Coat your pie pan with other tbsp of olive oil and add mixture to pan.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until set.
|Calories from Fat||342|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 38 g||58%|
|Saturated fat 22 g||110%|
|Carbohydrates 13 g||4%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Protein 16 g||32%|
|Cholesterol 225 mg||75%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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