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Spinach Quiche or Gratin Adapted from Julia Child

1 (8 inch) pastry shells
1 -2 tablespoon butter (see note below) (optional)
1 14 cups chopped spinach
2 tablespoons green onions or 2 tablespoons regular onions, chopped
12 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 12 cups milk or 1 12 cups skim milk
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch pepper
14 cup grated swiss cheese


To partly bake the pastry shell: Bake in middle of oven at 400 degrees F. for 8-9 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place oven rack in upper third of oven. Saute onions briefly in butter; set aside. Beat together salt, eggs, nutmeg and pepper. Gradually stir in spinach mixture. Check seasoning. Pour into pastry shell. Sprinkle cheese on top. Place on baking sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes or until puffed and browned.

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