Text, photos and recipe by Chef Joey
Who doesn’t like Quiche? Here is a quick and easy recipe. It is an inexpensive meal to make – you can feed up to eight people for under $10.
The joy of Quiche is you can add virtually anything to it! Traditional “Quiche Lorraine” has ham and cheese – other popular additions are broccoli, chicken, spinach, cooked potatoes – the list goes on.
The Spanish have their own version called a Tortilla made with onions and potatoes. Bottom line is it is delicious, inexpensive and quick, if you use a frozen pie shell or pre-made crust that are less expensive to make (sadly) these days than homemade. But I will still include a crust recipe.
Quiche Pie Crust
2 cups flour
2 sticks butter
¼ cup cold water
Mix the flour and butter in a food processor or cut the butter into the flour until granular.
Slowly add the butter and form a ball.
Roll it out to the size of your pie plate that is oiled and floured.
Pinch the edges to form a crust.
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded cheese (Mozzarella/Swiss/cheddar, whatever you like)
Sprinkle the bottom of the pie shell with ½ the cheese.
Mix the rest with the beaten eggs and pour into the shell.
That’s the base! Add mushrooms, broccoli, carrots whatever you want and bake 30 Minutes at 375 – maybe 400 depending on your oven. Do a knife test in the center to make sure the quiche is cooked!
Serve with a tasty salad and … Voila! It’s lunch time!