Quiche is a delicious savory custard baked in a flaky pastry crust. The original version was made with a filling of eggs, lardons, and cream and baked in dough more like bread. Often thought of as a French dish it was actually created during medieval times in the Lothringen region which was under German rule at the time. With a bready base, the original quiches were named from the German word for cake kuchen. The bread dough base has since evolved into the shortcrust pastry, and the Lothringen region has become the Lorraine region. The result of which is the Quiche Lorraine we know today.
Today quiche is a versatile dish enjoyed warm or cold for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. With a rich base of eggs and cream, the fillings can be anything you can dream up. Classic choices include bacon, cheese, mushrooms, and spinach. To ensure your custard filling doesn’t leak and that you don’t end up with a soggy bottom, blind baking the crust is a must.
Serve quiche with…
green bean salad
orange fennel salad