French Quiche Lorraine

French Quiche Lorraine

The popular Quiche Lorraine is a pie named after the Lorraine region in the North-East of France. Originally, it's made with eggs, cream, and pork fat - no cheese. Today, cheese is essential for this savory comfort food, in combination with ham or Italian pancetta. Adjust the filling to your taste with spinach, leek, ... The spice kit includes precious fine mace instead of nutmeg, and a French salad seasoning.
Cuisine French
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping List

  • 1 pie crust (*) 9-inches
  • 1/2 lb ham, Italian pancetta, or bacon, (**) sliced or diced (1/2-inches)
  • 1 head lettuce e.g. romaine, butter
  • 5 medium eggs whisked
  • 1 cup heavy or sour cream
  • 4 oz cheese (***) grated
  • red wine vinegar
  • agave syrup or sugar
  • salt & pepper
  • butter
  • olive oil

Optional

  • 4 oz baby spinach, kale, or leek
  • 1 onion sliced

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] mace
  • Pouch [2] Fines Herbes chervil, chives, tarragon, marjoram, parsley

Optional Homemade Crust

  • 1.5 cup flour try almond flour for a change
  • 5 oz butter cold, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

Ham

  • In a PAN, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat.
  • Add ham and optionally onions, leek, or kale.
  • Fry for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Egg Mixture
  • In a BOWL, mix eggs with cream, cheese, and Quiche [1] spices. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Pie

  • Distribute ham on the pie crust.
  • Optionally, add baby spinach. 
  • Pour the egg mixture on top.

Bake

  • Preheat OVEN to 350°F.
  • Bake pie for 30-40 minutes.

Salad Dressing

  • In a CUP, mix 1 tbsp vinegar, 2 tsp syrup, 2 tbsp olive oil, Quiche [2] spices, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Pour dressing over lettuce. Toss.

Optional Homemade Crust

  • Preheat the OVEN to 350°F.
  • In a BOWL, mix flour with a pinch of salt.
  • Add butter and mix well.
  • Add egg and mix into a smooth dough.
  • Place the dough into a quiche pan and gently press it with your hands to cover the pan completely with an even layer.
  • Bake in the OVEN for 20 minutes.

Serve

  • Serve pie with lettuce.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

(*) Bake your own crust (see instructions).
(**) Substitute ham with vegetables, for instance, zucchini, pumpkin, spinach, or leek.
(***) Recommended: Gruyère, Suisse, cheddar, or your preferred cheese.
 
 
Keyword chervil, chives, Fines Herbes, mace, marjoram, parsley, tarragon