My parents where born in Portugal and my brothers, sister and myself where born in France so the culinary experience has a little mix of the two. Portuguese people love sausage of every kind and French people can make a quiche out of a spice and make it taste like a 5 star meal. So together we combine both tastes of our culture with the Portench Quiche.
My father the bread maker, loved to chop up sausage and roll it into the bread and make a sausage bread. It was out of this world. I remember coming home and smelling it in the oven waiting for it to come out while it was nice and warm. And of course my mother screaming in the background that it was not ready yet!
As the holiday seasons begin, I miss my father more and him joking around at the dinner table. He had the best sense of humor and never made a fuse on the small things. Something that I have began to realize that it was one of his biggest strengths. It allowed him to keep moving forward with determination without allowing the tiny matters to stop him from enjoying life every day.
This recipe is something that I came up with to blend my heritage together and thank my parents for giving me so much love for food and life. If you like Portuguese and French food than try this incredible French and Portuguese dish.
The Portench Quiche
1 cup of chorizo
1 cup of spinach
2 Tablespoon of olive oil
Chop the onion, chorizo and saute in a pan with olive oil, let it cook for about 5 minutes until the onions brown a little. Pour the spinish in and mix it it around for about a minute. Season with a little garlic salt.
1 cup of half and half
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
1/4 cup of goat cheese
Salt and pepper
1 Pie Crust ( Make your own or buy one – I made my pie crust with gluten-free flour)
Take your pie crust and the onion, chorizo and spinach and pour into the pie. Spread it around. Then take you mixture and pour it on top. Sprinkle some cheeese and sage on top. Place it in the oven at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes or until the mixture in the center is fully cooked.
I was able to make 2 quiche for $8.00!