Monday, July 30, 2018

Quick French Quiche Recipe

Hello, lovely readers!

Anyone that knows me well will know that I have a fascination for many things French. That includes the language, the country, the fashion and style and of course, the wine and food. I love many wines but my ultimately favorite is Bordeaux. I will gladly write about my passion for wine at a future post. 

Like I wrote previously, I also love their food. Who can't resist a freshly baked baguette and cheese? A croque-monsiour, perhaps? But one of my favorite all time dishes is the Quiche!

We've all seen it, that delicious pie-like dish that has a buttery, flaky crust, with a delicious cheesy filling that varies in other yummy ingredients such as spinach, ham, bacon, mushrooms, onion, and tomatoes, basil, etc.

Every time I make this for dinner and bring leftovers to work, people love it yet think I probably spent my whole evening cooking it. That couldn't be further from the truth! At least, not my recipe, one I got from my mom originally (she saw it on TV) and I have adjusted to make it my own.

Today I share my simple Quiche recipe, one I encourage you to try because it's so not time consuming and will be worth every minute you spent preparing it. The best part is that it gets easier the more you make it. After a while, you'll be a master and spend even less time every time you get a craving for a homemade delicious Quiche.

This version I made the filling with grilled mushrooms, onion and ham. But you can vary it as you like! Let your imagination roll. Another favorite of mine is spinach, mushrooms and onion.



For pastry:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 tbsp of water
1 room temperature butter bar (about 5 to 6 tbsp)
1 egg
Sprinkle of salt
Sprinkle of sugar

For filling:

2 1/2 cups of chopped mushroom
1 cup squared cut ham (I used Turkey)
1 cup of onion
1 egg
1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese
2 gloves of garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprinkle of nutmeg 


  1. Grease your oven-safe pie pan and sprinkle a little bit of flour all over.
  2. Mix all of your pastry ingredients. I use a fork at first to mix them thoroughly but you can use any other kitchen tool you prefer. Then I form a ball with my hands and with my hands. 
  3. Spread the dough evenly throughout the pan. Stick it in the refrigerator. 
  4. Cook the onion, garlic, mushroom and ham for a few minutes until the onions start to become transparent, but do not overcook. Set aside in a bowl. Note: Always cook strong ingredients such as onion and garlic regardless if you're using them with other ingredients that do not need to be previously cook (such as spinach, in which case, you can use frozen spinach, properly thawed and rinsed). Optional: Stick in the freezer for a few minutes.
  5. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Grab your pastry and bowl from the fridge. In your mix bowl, add most of the cheese in and the egg, salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle of nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour the mix into the pan where you have the dough, spread evenly and cover with aluminum paper. 
  8. Place into the oven for around 30 minutes, until dough looks cooked, bring it out and sprinkle remaining cheese, place back into oven without aluminum paper for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. 

Serve with a side salad or vegetables. I prepared a romaine lettuce salad with apple slices, walnuts and a fresh yogurt-honey-balsamic vinaigrette. And, of course, a good glass of wine!

I hope you try this recipe. Let me know how it turned out for you in the comments below. :)


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