When we left Darwin I had some pastry and feta leftover and wasn’t sure what to use it for. Once I had taken stock of what our esky held I decided to cook quiche. I had never baked quiche in the camp oven before, so I was thrilled that it turned out so well. Very delicious!
Our Camp Kitchen
We cooked this delicious quiche in the Florence Falls Camp Ground at Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory.
10 sheets of filo pastry
1 onion, chopped
250g bacon, chopped
1/2 cup of milk
60g feta, chopped into small pieces
60g baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
Prepare the camp oven. *Camp oven should be oiled. With two strips of baking paper line the bottom and sides of the camp oven, this will help get the quiche out when it is ready. Then line the camp oven with pastry going up the sides by 1 or 2 inches. The depth of your quiche will depend on the size of your camp oven. For this recipe, I used a 9-quart camp oven and the quiche was about an inch high.
Saute the bacon and onion in a frypan and set aside.
Whisk the eggs and the milk.
Add the feta, spinach, bacon and onion to the eggs and mix well.
Pour the egg mixture into the prepared quiche base, spread evenly, using a fork. Top with grated cheese and cracked pepper.
Cooking in a camp oven
To bake the quiche, we put a few hot coals or heat beads under the pot (our camp oven has three short legs) and about three times as much on top of the camp oven. Check after 15 minutes to see if you have the right amount of heat. If you think you need a higher temperature, add and few coals (if cooking too hot, remove coals). We cooked ours quite slow, and it took about an hour. We will cook it a little hotter the next time, but thought since it was our first time baking a quiche, to err on the side of caution.
Cooking in your oven – Cook for 35 – 45 minutes at 190 degrees celsius.
Note: *We always wash our camp oven when we are finished with it, heat it over the fire to dry and then rub oil into it using a paper towel until well coated – if you do that at the end of every use you will find your camp oven will be ready for use every time you want it and it will not rust.
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