I love fresh green beans–they are one of my favorite vegetables. That’s why we plant a few rows in our garden, in spite of the fact that we always get some from our CSA as well.
But then they start producing furiously and I’m always trying to come up with ways to use them. I love them just steamed with a little butter, but I when I’m trying to use up 8 cups or so of them, I need to come up with something different.
So last weekend I tried a new recipe for Bean Quiche. It was from one of my “seasonal” cooking books, Taste of Home “Market Fresh,” and I had always thought it looked good. And it used quite a few cups of chopped green beans–so that was a bonus.
It also had onions, green pepper, mushrooms, and tomatoes, in addition to the eggs and cheese. It was quite good. However, being the meat-eaters we are, we both decided we’d probably like it better if I threw in some breakfast sausage or bacon next time. I just felt like it could use a little more zip.
It was a good recipe, though–I will definitely make this one again. But I will most likely add sausage next time.