Boerewors Quiche: Traditional but different

Boerewors is one of the traditional South African delicatessens and is much more versatile than people may think. Boerewors and onion quiche

A boerewors quiche, for instance,  is a lovely way to serve something different by using common ingredients.

Recommended wine: The Welmoed Merlot will complement this dish perfectly.

Boerewors quiche recipe:

Welmoed Merlot 2009

Pastry:

  • 1 1/5 cups (300 ml) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  • 125 g Stork margarine

Filling:

  • 500 g boerewors
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Smokey BBQ Marinade
  • 15ml margarine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • handful of rocket
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cream

Instructions

Pastry:

  1. In a bowl mix together 1 cup of cheese, flour and margarine until a soft dough forms
  2. Press into a large, greased pie dish or 2 small dishes

Filling:

  1. Marinade boerewors in Smokey BBQ Marinade
  2. Cook on braai (or under the grill), then slice
  3. In a pan fry onion and garlic in a little margarine, and allow the onion to caramelise slightly
  4. Arrange onion, boerewors and rocket on the base of the pie dish
  5. In a jug mix together the eggs, milk and cream, pour over filling
  6. Top with reserved cheese
  7. Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for about 1hour 15 minutes or until quiche is firm in the centre
  8. Hint: To save some time, use your leftover, marinated boerewors for this delicious South African twist on an ordinary quiche

Source: whatsfordinner.co.za

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