Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Favorite Quiche!

***It's not often that a recipe is worthy of re-posting.  I think I've only done that once or twice in the entire time I've written this blog.  However, this is one of those rare occasions.  Back in 2009 when Brad and I went to Europe, we had the most amazing Quiche Lorraine at the incredible Les Deux Magots cafe in Paris.  It was delicious and was served alongside a yummy salad of fresh greens (Quiche Lorraine sur Salade Verte).  Oh, it was heaven on a plate!  It also didn't hurt that we were sitting on the patio of one of the most famous cafes in Paris, after all...haha.  The atmosphere and people-watching in that particular area are hard to beat.

I'll never forget the elderly lady that was sitting at the table right next to us (the tables were situated pretty close together).  She was dressed to-the-nines, was all by herself, and was just the quintessential, classy Parisian lady.  I wish more than anything that I had tried to strike up a conversation with her.  Brad and I had spent that entire day shopping at all the famous patisseries and bakeries that I had researched before the trip.  I had bags from all over - Poilane, Pierre Herme, Laduree - and I had them all piled at my feet under the table.  The lady noticed my bags and smiled the sweetest smile.  We said "hello" and that was that.  She just seemed like someone who could tell you some pretty awesome stories.

Shortly after we returned from our trip, I posted a recipe for Quiche, which you can see HERE.  This time around, I added more mushrooms and spinach.  This made all the difference, and I definitely prefer this dish as listed below.  It's packed with yummy ingredients, and the Gruyere cheese is simply decadent.  

After one bite of this, you'll be in love!

Bon Appetit!***

Ingredients:1 pie crust, rolled out and fitted into a 9″ pie pan
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion, minced
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 bag (6 oz) baby spinach
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, shredded
1 tbsp flour
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the pie crust for 5-7 minutes, until very lightly browned. Remove from oven and reduce oven to 325°F.

Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the mushrooms and onions for about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and saute until the spinach is wilted. If there is a lot of extra moisture in the pan, drain the vegetable mixture.

In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, milk, onion, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, and salt. In a separate bowl, toss the cheese and flour together. Add the cheese to the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour into your partially baked pie crust and bake 45-55 minutes, until set. Let it cool for about 20 minutes before slicing. It can be served warm or at room temperature.


MarieElizabeth said...

I think this might be a weekend meal, thanks!

Receitas para a Felicidade said...

Hummmm delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe Celeste i love quiches!!

Kisses from Portugal!

Chef Linny said...

Mmmmm, been a while since I had one of these, had them all the time when I first started a low carb diet. I guess I got tired of them and forgot ... thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

This is a really great recipe. I've made it twice, but it seems runny and I it was in the oven for a little over an hour. Would you recommend 1 more egg and less milk, or substitute some milk with yogurt?

Celeste said...

Anonymous - Thanks for your comment! Depending on how runny it was, I might suggest using a little less milk like you mentioned. That will hopefully do the trick!

Anonymous said...

Made this for dinner tonight. YUM!!

Celeste said...

YAY! I'm so happy that you liked it, Anonymous!

michelle said...

This turned out perfectly! Thanks for the recipe. My fella's gonna come home so happy :)

Also, if you're interested, a lot of my art is on wordpress and etsy. I hope you enjoy browsing as much as I'm enjoying the quiche. (If you do, let me know, I'll send along a coupon for a discount.)

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this recipe!! I absolutely love it. I make it once a week and eat it for breakfast the whole week!

Anonymous said...

Does skim milk work ok?

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to freeze this?

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight for a church function for women. It turned out so great. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe!

Anonymous said...

Very tasty! If trying to save some time you can use a frozen deep dish 9" pie crust.

NJoy said...

Really good! I love how it looks. Just a tad too salty (used Swiss cheese).

Anonymous said...

This turned out so awesome! I used half-and-half instead of milk and paper toweled my vegetables and it cooked for 45 minutes. Great recipe.