How to Make Quiche Lorraine

What is Quiche? Is it breakfast? Is it dinner? Does it matter?

Quiche is a delicious French dish made with eggs and cream and in this case, bacon!

This post is about how to make Quiche Lorraine — a delicious breakfast or dinner or brunch meal in a single dish.

Sure, you might serve it with some fruit or a muffin, but it can be a meal unto itself. And it’s fairly simple and definitely delicious.

Here’s I how make Quiche Lorraine:

Ingredients

1 9 Inch unbaked pie crust (I usually buy mine, but you can certainly make your own crust)

8 slices of bacon, cut into small-ish pieces

1/2 cup (or more if you like) chopped onion

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 pinch (or slightly more) cayenne pepper

3 eggs

2 egg yolks — yes, you’ll need an egg separator

1 1/2 cups heavy cream (you could make this lighter by using a half cup or slightly more of milk, but the cream really gives it a great consistency)

1 teaspoon thyme

5-6 ounces shredded swiss cheese (or Gruyere if you’re fancy) or both for fun!

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

2. Place pie crust in 9 inch pie plate (I use a deep dish pie plate to hold all the quiche mix) Bake in preheated oven 5-7 minutes

3. Reduce oven to 325 degrees F

4. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes — I typically add salt and pepper to the bacon as it cooks. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Add onions and cook until tender and browned, 4-6 minutes.

5. Whisk eggs, yolks, and cream together in a large bowl. Add thyme, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir.  Add bacon, cheeses, onions. Combine well.

6. Pour mixture into pie crust and bake until browned and set, around 40 minutes.

 

And that’s how to make Quiche Lorraine.

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