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Mushroom Crust Quiche

3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup finely crushed saltines, about 12 crackers
1/4 cup sliced green onions with tops
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 cup cottage cheese
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sauté mushrooms in 3 tablespoons butter until limp. Add saltine crumbs and let cool. Spread in buttered 9-inch pie plate and pat down and up sides to form crust.

Sauté onions in 2 tablespoons butter for 1 to 2 minutes. Spread over mushroom crust. Sprinkle shredded cheese over onions. Blend together cottage cheese, eggs and pepper until smooth. Carefully pour in pie plate over cheese. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Carolyn Pschirer, staff, in "North Hills Community Outreach Cookbook"

Thursday, November 11, 1999

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