Recipe: Mushroom quiche with pennyroyal

Savory pies and pizza with herbs
January 27, 2011

PennyroyalI planted pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) during fall, mostly because I didn't want to wait to try it. It sprouted and within a few months I started to harvest its tiny leaves with a delicate and wild aroma.

Like other mint varieties, pennyroyal can be harvested even during the winter, and gives a touch of summer freshness to your dishes.

Mushroom quiche with pennyroyal

Mushroom quiche with pennyroyal

250g puff pastry
400g mushrooms
1 clove garlic
1 potato
1 egg
125ml milk
50g flour
3 tbsp pennyroyal leaves

Boil the potato, peel and dice it.
In the meantime, clean the mushrooms, slice them and fry them in olive oil with minced garlic.
Beat the eggs with milk, flour and chopped pennyroyal.
Put the puff pastry on a greased baking sheet, arrange the potato cubes, the mushrooms and pour in the egg mixture.
Bake in preheated 180° C (356 F) oven 25 minutes.

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Author: Astrid (URL)

Oooooh yum!!

Thank you for joining us this week at Weekend Herb Blogging!
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Author: Haalo (URL)

I don t think I ve ever seen pennyroyal - now I must see if I can find some!

Author: Acky (URL)

Ciao, mi piace molto la tua ricetta! Adoro la mentuccia e prima o poi dovrò decidermi a coltivarmela da sola, visto che si trova poco in giro. Proprio la scorsa settimana ho fatto i bucatini ( alla romana ) con mentuccia e pecorino...e i prossimi giorni li posterò! :-)
complimenti xchè il tuo blog sulle erbe è interessante very peculiar! A presto!

Author: brii (URL)

ciao Graziana, anche la raccolta in italiano è on line.
grazie di aver partecipato, sono davvero contentissima.
sono un po invidiosa della tua mentuccia, per curiosità tu semini con la luna piena?

Author: Graziana

Amo collezionare varietà di erbe aromatiche e la mentuccia finora mi mancava. L ho seminata a Ottobre in luna crescente in grande quantità perché pensavo che ormai facesse troppo freddo invece è germogliata e cresciuta benissimo, anche ora a Febbraio ho moltissime piccole piantine strapiene di foglie fresche.

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