[Anime Culture Monday] Anime Recipes: Shokugeki no Souma Ni no Sara - Burdock & Mushroom Quiche

Welcome back everyone to another installation of Anime Recipes. Today, we are tackling how to cook food just like they do in Shokugeki no Souma Ni no Sara! It is the Burdock Root and Mushroom quiche featured in Episode 12! With a delicious, light and flaky crust, this is perfect for a brunch or breakfast deal, or just if you want to treat yourself in the afternoon.

Quiches come in lots of fashions. You can put a lot of things in them including cheeses, spinach, potatoes, meats, veggies, and more! Quiches are like savory pies. You just gotta fill em up and you are good to bake. The best part too is that they are delicious. Just be sure not to go too crazy as they are a bit on the heavy side of calories, but they are 100% worth it!

Burdock Root and Mushroom Quiche from Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

You may be asking yourself, “the heck are burdock roots?” Burdock root is actually found all over the world. It looks like a giant, brown root. A lot of what we think a root will look like. It used to be eaten often a long time ago in Europe, but their palates have since evolved to not consume them. You will, however, see it in a lot of Asian cooking. Burdock root is consumed for a myriad of reasons, but it is incredibly popular among those who do macrobiotic diets for its nutrients as well as its heavy doses of fiber, calcium, amino acids, and potassium.

Burdock root is known for its crispy, crunchy, slightly bitter taste but it blends well with beef and pork. In fact, burdock root used to be used before hops were discovered for beer bitters! Burdock root will find itself in many dishes across all of Asia with the most popular being Kinpira Gobou. Japanese people are known for adding vegetables to recipes in order to increase their healthiness, and this is one of those times when the mighty quiche is brought in. In fact, funny story, Velcro was invented by a Swiss scientist in the 1940s who studied the seeds of burdock roots, and after studying it for a while he ended up making it.

The quiche makes it major debut in the second season of Shokugeki no Souma right before the end of the series. Right before the Stagiaire opens, Souma meets with Shinomiya who is opening a French restaurant in Tokyo and that is where this fateful dish appears. Delicious and filling, let’s delve right into how to make this delicious dish!

What you will need

22cm pie dough. Don’t use phyllo dough as it will be too thin!

Olive Oil
1 tbsp

1 Burdock root
½

mushrooms
1 bag/pkg

shredded cheese for flavor
1/4-1/2 bag

Salt and pepper to taste

garlic
2 cloves

heavy cream
½ cup

milk
½ cup

eggs
2

Optional Notes:

You can add more veggies if you would like. Just be sure to be careful that you do not fill it too full that the liquid parts cannot fit it. You can make it bigger into a 30cm size quiche, but be sure to increase your ingredients by about 1.25 to make sure that you do not have a giant pocket of empty space on top.


How to Cook It:

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    First things first, bring out your dough and let it reach room temperature. Then once it has, spray your baking dish with cooking oil/olive oil, and then very gently place it inside the dish pressing the dough against the sides of the dish. If it rips, push the dough together to cover it. Try not to be too rough with it.
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    Wash the Burdock root. Then peel the outside. Next, take the same peeler and shred it with it. Place the root in a bowl with water and a 2 tablespoons of
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    vinegar so it does not change colors and lose flavor.
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    Slice or dice your mushrooms and place those to the side.
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    Heat up a frying pan with some oil in it.
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    Once it has heated up, it’s time to lightly fry the garlic till you can smell it. Once you can, add in all of the veggies and begin to stir fry them.
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    Season with salt and pepper.
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    Once your veggies have cooked, turn off the heat and transfer the veggies from the frying pan to the baking dish lined with the dough.
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    Now for the fun part, mix the heavy cream, milk, and eggs in a bowl together until they are mixed together well.
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    Place a little cheese on top of the veggies and then pour in the milk and egg mixture.
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    Now, generously coat the top with cheese until it covers the top.
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    Next is your choice. If you want the top to be extra cheesy, cover the quiche with aluminum foil before baking. If you prefer the top to be a bit crispy, bake it uncovered.
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    Bake in a preheated oven at 200 C (~400F) for 30 minutes.
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    Carefully remove it from the oven and when it has cooled down, dig in!

(Note: Raw eggs are here! Be sure to wash everything carefully with hot water and soap! )

Yum!

Final Thought

And that is all that there is to the quiche. It will probably take you about 1 hour from start to finish, but the work is well worth the final result! Have you ever made a quiche before? Do you remember the quiche in Shokugeki no Souma? Let us know about both as well as if you attempted this delicious treat. A quiche is always a great meal accompaniment to other dishes so let us know what you did! As always, if there is anything that you want us to explain, let us know and we can make it as part of the series! Till next time!
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