This was my first French recipe and since I had French ingredients what could possibly go wrong?! I’ve never had quiche before, in fact it’s not even widely eaten in T&T (Trinis correct me if I’m wrong here). But the recipe was quite simple, so I figured why not try my first quiche. Before I get into the nitty gritty, let’s first understand the history behind the world-famous quiche.
Contrary to popular belief, quiche originated from Germany and was later enhanced by the French and renamed to the quiche Lorraine. The original dish was made up of eggs, cream and smoked bacon. Years later, cheese (my favourite) was added to the mix and even the dough was transformed to puff or shortcrust pastry instead of bread dough. All in all, Quiche Lorraine is French and was named after the former Lorraine region which is now a part of Grand-Est, France.
I’ll be honest, this recipe has since become my go-to and it’s the perfect comfort food. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack. Of course, you have the option of making your own pie crust from scratch, but if you’re lazy like me, then I recommend buying it ready-made. If you’re really not in the mood, just omit the crust all together. It may not be the original, but I promise you, it’ll taste just as good.
I didn’t follow a recipe as I’m never truly satisfied with using recipes only. As with most dishes I make, I looked for the main ingredients and then make it my own. Is adding spinach a crime? Believe it or not, it actually came out pretty good and it tasted amazing. My biggest problem was trying not to eat the entire quiche in one day because it’s so light and you can get carried away pretty easily.
If you’re interested in making your own quiche Lorraine, then check out the recipe down below!
If you would like to make your own crust from scratch, then check out this recipe.
If you tried this recipe, use the comments section to let me know how it turned out!