Traditional Quiche Lorraine

Quiche is a dish originating from France, specifically from a region called Lorraine. This is why it is mostly known as Quiche Lorraine, although it is popular not only across all France but also in many countries, from Portugal to New Zealand. The traditional quiche Lorraine contains bacon and heavy cream, but if you want a low-fat variant, you can use ham and yogurt instead.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie crust
  • 6-7 bacon slices
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of nutmeg

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 400F and bake the pie crust for 30 minutes. Dice the bacon. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the diced bacon and brown it for 5-6 minutes.

Beat the eggs, add the heavy cream, the milk, the salt and the pepper. Mix everything well, then pour the custard over the pie crust. Take care not to completely fill the baking dish. There should be about 1/4 pan height free space for the mixture to expand.

Bake the quiche over 300F for about 30 minutes. Spread nutmeg on top. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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Shrimp Broccoli Quiche Recipe

If you want a quiche recipe which is quick and tasty, suitable for breakfast as well as for dinner, then this one is a winner for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie shell, pre-baked
  • 4 fresh, free-range eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shrimps, cooked, peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or less, if you prefer)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • herbs & spices according to taste

Directions:
Mix together the broccoli, shrimps, green onions and garlic cloves. Evenly spread them over the pie shell. In a bowl, beat the eggs, then gradually add the cream, salt and pepper, any other herbs and spices you like, stirring well until the custard becomes homogeneous.

Pour it over the quiche filling, making sure to have all filling ingredients evenly covered.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Bake the quiche for about 40 minutes. After 30 – 35 minutes, you can try it with a toothpick: insert it in the center and if it comes out clean, remove quiche from heat. If not, keep it in the oven for 10 minutes more, then try it again. Serve hot, but let is cool for about 10 minutes before cutting it.

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Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped vegetables (mushrooms, zucchini, onions, broccoli, corn, asparagus or anything else you may like)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Heat the olive oil in a skillet and saute the vegetables for 2-3 minutes. Let them cool down. Meanwhile, take a large bowl and mix the eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Oil a quiche dish. Layer alternately vegetables and Swiss cheese until you finish all vegetables. Pour the egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for 40-45 minutes.

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Crab and Green Onions Quiche

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie crust, not baked
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can crab meat, drained and minced
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped small
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cream (you can replace it with low fat yogurt for a healthier version of this recipe)
  • salt, pepper to taste

Directions:
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then add flour and cream. Add about 1/2 teaspoon salt (or less, if you prefer the quiche less salty). Mix well.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Melt the butter in a pan, then add the green onions and cook for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat.If you want, you can use olive oil instead of butter. However, butter gives a special flavor to green onions, so that’s my favorite combination.

Add the cooked onions, the cheese and the crab meat to the egg mix, stir well and pour into the pie crust. Bake at 350F for about 45-50 minutes.

This quiche recipe is a quick one, because it doesn’t call for blind-baking the pie crust. Nonetheless, if you fear the pastry won’t bake well together with the filling, you can bake it separately for 30 minutes, then add the filling and bake it for 40 minutes more. Again, if you have plenty of time and you want homemade pie crust, that would add one more hour to the total time required for preparing this recipe from scratch to serving it on the dinner table.

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Mushroom Quiche

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie crust (frozen or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups Emmentaler cheese, shredded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten (always buy free range eggs, they taste so much better)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • nutmeg (just a pinch)
  • salt, freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Heat the olive oil in a pan. Cook the onions until they are translucent (3-4 minutes should be enough, but make sure you stir quite often). Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook stirring frequently for about 10 minutes. The mushrooms should turn golden brown and the liquid they released during cooking should evaporate almost completely.

In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the cream, about 1/2 teaspoon salt, nutmeg and the shredded Emmentaler cheese. Stir well. Pour the mushrooms into the egg mixture. Make sure let the mushrooms cool for about 10 minutes before doing this, otherwise the eggs will scramble.

Preheat oven to 425 F. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Bake it for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to medium and bake for about 30-40 minutes. In order to check if the quiche is done, insert a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, it’s ready. Let the mushroom quiche stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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