Quiche Lorraine

From Wikipedia: Quiche is a French tart consisting of pastry crust filled with savoury custard and pieces of cheese, meat or vegetable. The best-known variant is quiche Lorraine, which includes lardon or bacon. Quiche can be served hot or cold. It is popular worldwide.

This recipe can be modified in so many way. Experiment and be creative!

SERVINGS: 4-6

CALORIES: many!…

PREP: 10 minutes

COOK: ~ 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

6eggs
200 grlardons
19 inch single crust pie (of course, make it yourself if you like!) 
1onion (cut in small pieces)
1 1/2 cupshredded Swiss cheese (emmental or gruyere is also great!)
2 cupslight cream, creme fraiche, or sour cream (lactose free preferred)
1/2 teaspoonnutmeg powder (noix de muscade)
1/4 teaspoonwhite sugar
1/8 teaspooncayenne pepper
0salt (Not needed to add any extra salt!)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Unfold crust in your favorite pie dish.
  3. Cover the crust uniformly with the uncooked lardons.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, onion, cream, nutmeg, sugar and cayenne pepper. Mix 1 cup of shredded cheese. Pour mixture on top of the lardons.
  5. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated (425 F) oven. Sprinkle 1/2 cheese uniformly on top.
  6. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F, and bake an additional ~30 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Variations:

Bacon: You can use bacon instead of lardons: in step 3, place ~ 12 slices of bacon in a large skillet, and fry over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then chop coarsely. Sprinkle into pastry shell.

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