Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Eating in Season: Ched Pepper Quiche

If you read this blog from a PC, you'll see the cute little gadget in the right-hand column that indicates what's in season now in Arkansas.  For late August, it suggests that nothing is in season.  My garden begs to differ. And, my peppers find the notion absolutely hilarious.  In fact, I've never had larger or more plentiful jalapeno plants.
In honor of my old high school friend Kim Lankford Bice, I'm calling this recipe Ched Pepper Quiche.  Even Kim may not recall the reference, so allow me to fill everyone in.

"Back in the day" when Ched 'R' Peppers were first introduced at Sonic, on the menu board, they put the "R" in this (as I recall) upside down triangle/decorative thingy between the words ched and peppers.  Kim and I would roll into Sonic after basketball practice (or pretty much anytime) and, not noticing the "R" at all, order us up some Ched Peppers.  They were delicious.  And we called them that for a REALLY LONG TIME . . . or at least that's the way the story goes in my memory. 

Anyway, this delicious quiche is basically a whole-foods version of the Ched Pepper.  And it, too, is absolutely delicious.  We ate an embarrassing amount of it the night I served it for dinner and then finished off the leftovers at the very next meal. 

For the complete recipe (they call it "Jalapeno Popper Quiche, but I like my name for it better), click here.    Whether you're looking for a way to make use of your show-off-y jalapenos or would just like to give something new a chance at being a hit at your dinner table, I'd highly recommend giving this one a try!

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