Quiche is a wonderfully diverse dish that can be eaten for any meal of the day. Serve it with fresh fruit, mixed green salad or even by itself. It's a great dish for holidays, birthdays, or even for lazy Sunday mornings.
As an added bonus, it’s a forgiving dish to make! It takes no time to put together, and can be customized to include your favorite ingredients. If you want a smaller quiche, add less filling and eggs. For a thicker quiche, add more filling, eggs and milk. There aren’t many rules for quiche, so grab your eggs and we'll show you the possibilities.
Basic Ingredients for Quiche
Pre-made pie or quiche crust
4 large eggs – If you prefer a thicker quiche, feel free to add a couple more
Roughly 250 grams of your favorite filling - you can do more, or less depending on your taste
Additional herbs and spices, depending on the flavor you want. Options include sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic, chives, etc…
125 ml milk
125 ml heavy cream
125 grams of shredded cheese, or more if desired
Salt & Pepper – to taste
15 ml olive oil – for cooking vegetables
One of the most fun things about quiche, is that it’s so versatile. There’s no limit to the different combinations you can make. If you decide to go heavy on the filling, then make sure to add more egg and milk to balance it out. Also, a thicker quiche will require longer in the oven, so keep an eye on it.
Here are some flavor combination ideas…
Bacon & cheddar
Broccoli & cheddar
Breakfast sausage and mushroom
Spinach & feta
Brie and pear
Tomato, mozzarella and basil
Preheat oven to 177C
Sauté the hard vegetables in oil until soft. Leafy greens and tomatoes can be added without cooking, but it’s good to sauté things like onion, broccoli, mushrooms and bell peppers. Set aside vegetables to cool.
In a separate bowl mix eggs, cream, milk, and salt and pepper until smooth.
Combine the egg mixture and the filling, fold in cheese, and pour the mix into the pie crust.
Cover the rim of the crust with aluminum foil to prevent it from overcooking.
Bake in the oven roughly 45 minutes, or until the center is set. For a thicker quiche, check for readiness by removing the quiche from the oven and making a small cut in the center. If the inside appears to be runny, it needs more time.
Tip! To make sure your cheese doesn’t sink to the bottom during cooking, lightly dust it in a bowl with a little flour before adding it to the mix.