The France we’ve all tasted!

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France is in our thoughts this holiday season … . Chef Joey makes this classic French “pie” known throughout the world – a culinary ambassador, if ever there was one!


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.

Vintage Peugeot truck parked in front of a bakery in France.

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!