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 favourites and two healthier (but equally decadent) varieties. Take a look and pick which one you’ll be cooking today!

Equipment

Bacon Quiche

A no-brainer pick for getting the attention of your guests, bacon quiche is one of the most recognisable and beloved quiche recipes of all time. This recipe serves six. Give it a go when you plan to organise a brunch party with people coming over. No guest can resist bacon after all.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Chicken and Vegetable Quiche

Who said making healthier choices meant giving up succulent flavours? This chicken and vegetable quiche serves six. It’s the perfect recipe for health buffs or anyone who’s looking for a complete meal cooked in one pan.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C with the baking tray inside.
  2. Place the pastry sheet into the tart pan. Trim out any excess pastry.
  3. In a skillet, heat the oil. Once hot, saute the capsicum and onion until tender.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs with cream, cooled vegetable mixture, chicken, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pastry shell. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Add the sliced tomatoes (optional).
  7. Cook on the baking sheet for 30 to 40 minutes in the oven or until golden and set.
  8. Let it rest and cool before serving.

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. Compared to the first two quiche recipes, this one doesn’t have any crust. Together with some greens in the recipe, this dish serves six and will make you feel like you’re out on a picnic by the sea.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, uncovered, or until golden and set.
  5. Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
  6. Best served with greens or other vegetables.

Well, there you go! Which one is your favourite? Try one of these tasty quiche recipes at home or turn it into bite-sized appetisers using mini tart pans.

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