Spinach & Gruyere Quiche

Of all the spinach quiches I’ve tried over the years, this basic French version is my favorite. Great publish, and very well timed for me – I actually have been planning to tackle a tall quiche like this for brunch this weekend (totally different filling though, bc of a guest who does not like mushrooms), having read Michael Ruhlman’s publish on quiche, using the three-2-1 pie dough ratio (which sounds far more forgiving than TK’s 1:1 ratio!) and custard ratio.quiche recipequiche recipe

I have the original recipe booklet from 1983…all the impossible pies are in it…from Impossible Bacon, to Seafood, to Taco, to Brownie to Cheesecake to Zucchini/Tomato…the only one I am having hassle with is the Cheesecake…It was on the back web page and a few of the edge of the booklet chipped off (that’s how dried up this booklet is)…so now I do not know the exact measurements for sugar and Bisquick in the recipe…the remainder is all there.

To make a bacon and cheese quiche (one reader reminded me that Alsace is the home of the quiche, which to deserve its title there has bacon, not ham, in it – ham is a Normandy variation), remove the rind from 4 ounces good-quality slab bacon, and reduce it into thick slices, then minimize the slices in half, lengthwise, and crosswise into 1/four-inch thick slices.

I did use Emeril’s flaky butter crust as a substitute of store bought, and did not hassle to layer all the pieces within the baked crust…simply combined all in the eggs/cream mixture (it helped break up the spinach) and poured into prepared crust before baking. I find it irresistible; it is lighter than regular quiche as a result of there is no heavy crust, and there are fewer eggs. The quiche appears to be like delicious but extra importantly that site made me chuckle so intensely i both cried and fell off my chair.quiche recipe

I remember this quiche too, only I never copied the recipe and put it away, but have usually questioned why I didn’t! I actually have made this a number of times, recently subbing 1 cup ham cubes for spinach and 1 Tbl minced inexperienced onions. This is unquestionably not a recipe for someone who needs to watch their sodium consumption. If you have been cutting down on salt, too, then you’ll discover this unattainable quiche shockingly salty.