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Sep 14, 2007 07:15 AM

ISO great QUICHE recipe

I was hoping to make a quiche for a picnic and trying to search for recipes but it seems very limited.
Does anyone have a great recipe to share? All ideas are welcome, preferably with a recipe! pie crust, tart crust, whole wheat crust is even better!


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  1. I just made a delicious quiche using up leftovers from my fridge.

    Flaky Pie Crust- recipe from Cooking with Julia & Jacques (paraphrased):
    2 cups ap flour
    1 3/4 sticks butter
    1 T crisco
    1/3 scant cup ice water

    Combine all but the water in a food processor, pulsing briefly. Add water & pulse 2-4 times. Check dough- it should be just barely sticking together. Dump contents onto a large piece of plastic wrap & gather together. It should just stick together. Wrap tightly, flatten into a disk & refrigerate for about 1 hour. Divide in 1/2 (saving 1/2 for a future use) & roll out for a 9" pie plate. Insert into pie plate, chill another 30 minutes or so. Prebake for 30 min at 400 degrees, covered with foil & weighted. After 30 min, remove weights & foil & prick bottom all over. Return to oven for 5 min til golden. Then brush with egg yolk wash & return to oven for 1-2 min to "seal" crust.

    While pre-baking, I made the mixture of stuff from the fridge:

    6 eggs, beaten
    2 cups mozzerella cheese (I also have used swiss & goat combo)
    1/2 cup whole milk
    sauteed onion, garlic & mushrooms (about 1/2-3/4 cup worth)
    crumbled pre-cooked bacon
    chopped basil
    diced sun dried tomatoes
    diced asparagus
    shake of nutmeg
    generous grinding of black pepper

    Bake at 375 degrees for 20 min, reduce heat to 375 degrees & bake additional 20-30 min til top is golden brown.

    My family agreed it was the best quiche to date. The custard was beautiful, the mixture evenly distributed & the taste divine. I vary the ingredients depending on my mood & fridge leftovers. I like to use something green like spinach or asparagus & the sundried tomatoes for color. The bacon adds the saltiness & a little bit of meat, but is easily left out if you want meatless. Just add salt if you don't use a meat.

    Happy cooking!

    1. I have made this Shiitake and Goat Cheese tart multiple times to rave reviews:

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      1. re: BRB

        Any other great Quiche recipes?

        What's the secret to a really fluffy quiche?