I had orientation at my new job yesterday and they gave me 6 new online modules to complete so they let me work from home today. This meant I had time to cook! I thought about doing boudin patties and eggs but that seemed a little boring. So I thought why not a Cajun quiche?
I took the boudin patties out to thaw while I worked. And then ran to the store for a few things. Including pre-made refrigerated pie crust. Don’t judge me.
This is the Louisiana boudin we picked up on the way home from Gulf Shores. I made my own Cajun spice which I sprinkled on the boudin for a little extra heat. (I will try to catch up on actual recipes this weekend.) Then I topped with the peppers and onions.
I was going to top it with crumbled bacon but thought prosciutto blossoms would be fun.
I drizzled a wee bit of olive oil into a small sauce pan over medium heat. Prosciutto comes in round slices and is a little sticky with fat which makes them moldable. I folded each slice in half, in half again and once more and put in the hot pan. If you don’t wait until one side is crisp before flipping, they can kind of unravel on you so be patient. Continue flipping until they’re crispy and move to a plate with a paper towel to drain. I topped the quiche with the blossoms, loosely foiled the edges and baked for an hour at 350.
For a salad I had tossed some arugula in olive oil, salt and pepper. I toasted some pine nuts and topped the arugula. Then I coated pats of goat cheese in panko crumbs and fried them briefly in some of the prosciutto fat which I reserved after wiping out the pan. Once the goat cheese was on the verge of goo-ing (it’s a word…well, maybe not but you get the gist) and removed them to the salads.
Success! And all I have to do after work tomorrow is warm the quiche and put another salad together. Done and done!
Just a fair warning, now that I am back in the outside working world, blogging may be more restricted to weekends. My commute is nearly an hour each way which will cut down cooking time considerably.
I’m looking forward to being back in the world of hospice but already miss home making. Staci appreciates it so much that it makes me nest-y. But alas, we’re spenders and apparently not lottery winners so off to work that involves a paycheck I go!
Have a wonderful week everyone! Happy reading, joyful cooking, and spread the love!