This delicious ground elder quiche is a fantastic way to use those lovely weeds. They can be found everywhere – in gardens, forests, and parks. Ground elder is known for its fresh parsley- and nut-like flavor. When combined with a creamy bechamel sauce and a crispy crust, it creates a harmonious and flavorful dish. It’s perfect to serve for lunch or as a light dinner.
Ground elder is an edible weed that grows wild in many areas. It can be found in forests, gardens, and other natural areas. Ground elder thrives particularly well in damp and shady areas. To enjoy the best taste experience with ground elder, it is recommended to pick new and fresh shoots. These shoots have a more delicate flavor and a crisp texture. The spring season is especially favorable for harvesting ground elder as the plant grows abundantly and has its juiciest shoots at this time. It is best to pick ground elder when the leaves are young and at the top of the plant, as they have the best taste and texture. When harvesting ground elder, it is important to ensure that you are familiar with the plant and can identify it correctly to avoid confusion with other plants.
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Ground Elder Quiche
- 200 g 7 oz fresh ground elder
- 3 dl 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 90 g 3.2 oz melted butter
- 6 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3 dl 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- Salt & pepper
- Remove the larger stems from the ground elder and wash the leaves thoroughly.
- Place the ground elder in a pot or pan with a little water.
- Stir and sauté until they have wilted. Set aside.
- Mix the ingredients together with a spoon, then knead the dough with your fingers.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Grease a quiche dish and dust it with flour.
- Take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll it out to fit the quiche dish. Prik holes in the crust with a fork and place parchment paper on top of the dough to prevent it from puffing up.
- Pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan. Once the butter has melted, add the flour and stir well.
- Pour whole milk into the saucepan and whisk until it boils and thickens.
- Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Set aside.
Assembling the Quiche
- Mix the ground elder with the bechamel sauce and spread the filling evenly over the pre-baked crust.
- Bake the quiche for 30 minutes and serve immediately with a fresh salad.
- Enjoy your ground elder quiche!