Quiche

3 Ways to Enjoy Your Quiche

They say real men don’t eat quiches. Whether this is a fact or just another stereotype for “feminine” food, I couldn’t be happier – that means there’s more for me to enjoy, right?

Enough politics – I’m here to feature three different ways that we can enjoy quiches. The French original has become so popular for its unique taste and flavour that it’s gotten hundreds of variations all over the globe. Today, we’ll talk about one of the all-time crowd favourite and two healthier (but equally decadent) varieties. Take a look and pick which one you’ll be cooking today!

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#1: Bacon Quiche

A no-brainer pick for getting the attention of your guests, bacon quiche is one of the most recognizable and beloved quiche recipes of all time. Of course, everybody loves bacon.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • pie pastry
  • 450 g bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 eggs
  • 360 g heavy whipping cream
  • 240 g Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 30 g green onions, sliced
  • 60 ml apple juice, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. Place the pastry in a pie plate. Trim and flute the edges as necessary.
  3. Sauté the green onions in a small skillet until tender.
  4. Whisk the eggs, juice and cream in a bowl. Add the bacon, green onion, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the mixture in the pastry. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
  7. Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

#2: Chicken and Vegetable Quiche

Who said making healthier choices meant giving up succulent flavours? This chicken and vegetable quiche is a perfect recipe for health buffs or just anybody who’s looking for a great dish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 200 ml cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 50 cheese, grated
  • 100 g mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsps parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • tomatoes, sliced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C with the baking sheet inside.
  2. Place the pastry into a tin that has a collapsable base. Trim the excess pastry if necessary.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the oil. Once hot, stir in capsicum and onion until softened.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook until the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Mix eggs with cream, vegetables (cooled), chicken, salt and pepper, and parsley.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pastry shell. (Optional: top with tomato slices)
  7. Cook on the baking sheet for 30-40 minutes in the oven.
  8. Let it rest and cool before serving.

#3: Crab Quiche

Here’s another luscious quiche recipe – but not for the faint of heart, I must say. A crab quiche is one of the tastiest, decadent and flavourful versions of the dish that you’ll ever taste. Together with some greens in the recipe, you’ll feel like you’re out on a picnic by the sea.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 240 g crab meat (fresh or frozen), chopped
  • 480 g half-and-half cream
  • 125 g breadcrumbs
  • 125 g cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 125 g Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 large red capsicum, chopped
  • 30 g green onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, uncovered.
  5. Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
  6. Best served with greens or other vegetables.
  7. Well – there you go! Which one is your favourite? Share your thoughts and ideas with us by commenting below!
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