Experimental Kitchen: Bottom Of The Fridge, Quiche

…putting the mental back into the kitchen.

A little like my Breaking The Recipe Rules posts, Experimental Kitchen sees me cast aside the recipes books completely, delve to the very depths of the fridge or freezer to retrieve leftovers or food that’s nearing its sell-by date, throw them into a metaphorical cauldron and see what the end result is.

It’s Zero Waste Week and so in the true spirit of using leftovers, today’s Experimental Kitchen is Bottom Of The Fridge, Quiche. Make quiche from whatever’s left over in your fridge.

Bottom Of The Fridge Quiche

Serves four


  • 320g ready made pastry
  • 200g Blue Cheese
  •  2 tsbp tomato puree
  • 4 x mini courgettes
  • 2 x cloves garlic
  • 250 ml almond milk
  • 3 x medium eggs
  • 6 slices of salchichon (or cold meat)


  • Preheat the oven to 200c or 180c Fan.
  • Fry courgettes and garlic together until browned. Allow to cool.Experimental Kitchen - courgette and garlic
  • Roll out pastry and line quiche/flan tin
  • Prick base of pastry and bake pastry blind, with ceramic baking beans or dried beans, for fifteen minutes. Remove from oven. Allow to cool.Experimental Kitchen - Baking Pastry Blind
  • Chop up cheese and salchichon into small chunks
  • Once cooled, spread the tomato puree evenly across the pastry base. Experimental Kitchen - Tomato puree quiche base
  • Scatter, courgettes, garlic, cheese and salchichon evenly across pastry base.Experimental Kitchen - Blue cheese filling
  • Beat three eggs with the milk and season to taste.
  • Pour over pastry base and fillingExperimental Kitchen - uncooked quiche
  • Carefully transfer to the middle of the oven and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  • Remove and serve hot or cold with salad.

Experimental Kitchen - Leftovers Quiche

Watch out for more cavalier cooking from the Experimental Kitchen, coming soon.

6 thoughts on “Experimental Kitchen: Bottom Of The Fridge, Quiche

  1. Rachelle Strauss says:

    I do love a good ‘use it up’ meal – I’ll add this to my reportoire of ‘You’ll find it in your…’ meals. Currently most stuff gets put into soup, loving the idea of bottom of the fridge quiche!


    • writerdsnelson says:

      Thanks Rachelle, it seemed like an appropriate name. I often make these and they’d go very well with my homemade baked beans that I will be sharing the recipe for next week 🙂


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