Recipe for Baked Egg Custard with Cheese and Herbs

Baked Egg Custard with Cheese and Herbs

Source: Gourmet Dec. 2008, pg 178

Comments: quiche-like. Bake in batches-holds well, but long baking time. Variations of cheese/herbs has potential. Tried the Smoked Gouda this morning and everyone thought it was outstanding. Might also try cheddar with basil/parsley.

Serves: 8

2C coarsely grated Cheese such as Gruyere or Smoked Gouda
½ C Chopped Chives
10 eggs
1.5 C whole milk
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4t grated nutmeg
Hollandaise for topping

1. Sprinkle Gruyere and chives evenly into buttered shallow baking dish
2. Blend eggs, milk, cream cheese, and nutmeg in blender with 1/2t pepper and 1/4t salt till smooth. Pour over Gruyere and chives and bake until puffed, set, and golden-350F for 35-45 minutes. Serve warm topped with Hollandaise or at room temp.