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Quiche with a Mushroom Crust

An interesting variation on a classic!

1/2 pound white or crimini mushrooms wiped clean and coarsely chopped
5 tbs. butter
1/2 cup finely crushed saltines
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tsp. Dried tarragon
8 ounces shredded cheddar or jack cheese
1-cup cottage cheese
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp. Each cayenne and paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350° F. Sauté mushrooms in 3 tablespoons butter until limp. Stir in crackers. Turn into 9" greased pie pan. Press mixture evenly over bottom and sides. Sauté onions in remaining butter. Spread over crust and sprinkle with cheese. Blend eggs, cottage cheese, cayenne, salt and pepper and fill crust. Sprinkle with paprika and bake for 20-30 minutes.

Cool 10-15 minutes.

Serves 4.