A quick quiche

quicheThis recipe is based on the famous Quiche Lorraine.  I’m not sure how the real Quiche Lorraine is supposed to be made, but I’ve been making it this way for a very long time, and I always get great responses. This quiche is really easy to make, quick, and doesn’t require special ingredients. Fantastic for a light dinner or lunch, great for a picnic or as party food. They’re equally good warm or cold, so you can easily make it the night before. Serve it with a salad, and presto!

Here is the recipe:

Onion / leek quiche, for 4 persons:

  • (frozen) puff pastry, or pie-crust
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 big or 2 thin leeks, in thin slices
  • a garlic clove, minced
  • 100 g bacon, diced
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 125 ml or half a cup of cream (crème fraîche, or double cream)
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 100 g grated cheese (can be a mix, f.e. cheddar and Gruyere)

Fry the bacon (I don’t use butter or oils as there’s enough fat in the bacon itself). When brown, turn down heat and add the onion and the garlic.  Sauté until transparent.  Add leek rings, sauté gently until soft.
In the meantime, butter a pie plate and press the puff pastry in the pan (I use 5 squares puff pastry per quiche, but this is different in each country). Prick bottom with fork at about 1 inch intervals.
Divide bacon/onion/leek mixture over pastry.  Sprinkle cheese over the mixture.  In a bowl, mix the eggs together with the cream and the pepper — divide over the leek mixture.
Place in the middle in a hot oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until nice and brown and pastry is cooked.  I like to sprinkle spring onions over it if I have them around.

Bon appetite!

xxx Esther

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Comments (5)

September 22, 2009

Your quiches are always so tasty. And, like you said, are great for parties because you can make them beforehand and not have to think about it on the day of the party.

I’m glad you finally wrote down your recipe, because you always just throw the ingredients together on a whim… and that’s hard to replicate!

September 22, 2009

Esther, this even looks easy enough for the ‘novice’ cook like myself…and yum! I will try it and let you know how I go!

October 17, 2009

Becky tried this the other day and raved about it so I’m cooking it for dinner tonight!

November 3, 2009

Quiche was one of my son’s first finger foods… (he got fussy around 9 months and only wanted finger foods! Luckily the trend reverted a little later on). What a saviour. I pre slice it and freeze it and thus have ready made “instant meals” for him. Oh and I pack it with broccolli and healthy veg… Try them on it early, as they get fussier once older!

March 18, 2010

Great, thanks. My cookbooks let me down and I really want to make a quiche today. So pleased that there is Babyccino 🙂

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