Country Style Quiche Lorraine is an easy-to-make recipe that is sure to please almost everyone. Quiche Lorraine is the mother of all quiche recipes. It is a light egg and cheese custard with lots of bacon in a buttery crust.
Culinary trends took an odd turn in the 1970s when quiche gained the reputation of being a ladies-who-lunch type of dish. That must have been because they took the bacon out and started putting everything else in– like asparagus, goat cheese and mushrooms. Some people even skipped the crust. And that’s just wrong.
But the classic Quiche Lorraine has endured. Probably because of the bacon!
If you’ve never made a quiche before, don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier. Especially if you’re working with a prepared frozen crust. If not, it’s still easy, it just takes more time and planning.
Country Style Quiche Lorraine Recipe
- Yield: Serves 6
NOTE: Onions or shallots can be used in place of the chives. Use about 1/2 cup, finely chopped, and sauté in butter first, before spreading over the bottom of the quiche crust with the bacon.
- 1 pre-made gluten-free pie crust
- 6 slices of bacon (use more or less to your taste)
- 1/2 cup half & half
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper
- All-purpose seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Fry up the bacon. Save the grease.
Saute the onions and the bell pepper in the bacon grease.
Whisk the eggs and half & half in a large bowl. Add the salt. Chop up the fried bacon into bite-sized pieces. Grate the Swiss cheese. Mix the onions, bell pepper, bacon and cheese into the bowl.
Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Crack some black pepper on the top and garnish with the paprika and all-purpose seasoning.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve and enjoy your Country Style Quiche Lorraine!
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