Quiche Lorraine is the queen of quiches, in my eyes. Other quiches might be delicious (they definitely are) but none of them boast the richness in history or flavor that a Quiche Lorraine does.
You know those bite sized quiche Costco sells in the freezer aisle? They come in three flavors, one of them Lorraine. My mom would keep them in the freezer--they made a perfect after school snack, or appetizer for guests (tea parties? yes).
But after you make Quiche Lorraine from scratch, you'll learn that even though they are delicious, those mini quiche bites aren't even worth a second thought. You'll never go back. Homemade, Quiche Lorraine carries the flavor of bacon and the creaminess of gruyere in every bite. Basically, it's amazing, and you'll want to make it right away.
This version is crustless, which makes it a little bit lighter and of course, grain-free and gluten-free. It puffs up delicately, creating a crispy top and a custard base. It is good cold, but I prefer it warm.
This recipe makes enough to feed a household of two for a few days (depending on how hungry everyone is... or how much they like the combination of bacon and gruyere, which let's be real, is a lot), or a small crowd for a single brunch, along with a few other sides. For a big crowd, I'd make two: there's never too much quiche, and leftover quiche is just as good as fresh-from-the-oven quiche. Tummy rumbling? Mine to. Quiche, get in my belly.
Serves: 3-4 | Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1/4 pound bacon
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to your tastes)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Sprinkle ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup grated gruyere or white cheddar
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced chives
- Preheat oven to 375°F, and generously grease a 9-inch pie pan.
- Cook bacon according to directions on package, until crisp. Set on plate to cool.
- Whisk together the milk, eggs, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg until frothy. Break cooled bacon into 1/2-inch or smaller pieces, and add to egg mixture. Add the cheese, and stir until bacon pieces and cheese are incorporated.
- Pour egg mixture into pie pan and sprinkle with minced chives. Place in center of oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until quiche is puffy and no raw egg remains (test this by inserting a toothpick into the middle. It should come out clean). Remove quiche from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.