Quiche Lorraine Recipe

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Submitted by knittingarch

Makes 8 servings



Eggs, cheese, veges, and ham in a crust

Recipe Ingredients for Quiche Lorraine

1 3/4 cups diced leeks, white and light green only
3/4 cup diced onion
3 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/4 cups flour
4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 Salt
6 tablespoons butter, diced
5 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup sour cream
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch pepper
1 1/2 cups diced ham
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions for Quiche Lorraine

  1. 1. Heat a large sauté pan over low heat. Sauté the leeks and onions in the olive oil 30 to 40 minutes until caramelized, occasionally stirring. Remove from heat and cool.

  2. 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch and one-fourth teaspoon salt. Cut the butter in with a pastry blender, fork or two knives until it is in very tiny bits. Add one egg (a fork works great for this) and mix it until a dough forms. (Dough can also be made in a food processor, or in theory, and as the original recipe suggests, in a stand mixer.)

  3. 3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a 12-inch circle. Place the dough in a 9-inch pie plate (I used an 8-inch deep tart pan, though ended up with extra filling) and press to remove any air bubbles. Crimp the edges, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. 4. While the quiche shell chills, mix the heavy cream and sour cream in a medium bowl. Whisk in the remaining three eggs. Add a pinch each nutmeg, salt and pepper and combine to form a batter. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  5. 5. Remove the quiche shell from the refrigerator and spread the leek and onion mixture evenly over the base. Sprinkle the ham and then the cheese over the leeks and onions. Pour in the batter and place the quiche in the oven.

  6. 6. Bake until puffed and golden, about 25 to 30 minutes (a deeper pan, such as the one I used, will require extra baking time). Remove from the oven and cool slightly on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 163.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
395
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.8g
43%
Saturated Fat
15.1g
76%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
188mg
63%
Sodium
538mg
22%
Potassium
242mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
22.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
13.9g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 15% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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