Healthy french cooking – Quiche Lorraine

 

Hello guys ! Hope you’re doing well !!

Today I am really excited to share a recipe with you! It is a french classic, a recipe that is transmitted from generation to generation, let me present it to you . Today I am sharing my mother in laws recipe of the Quiche Lorraine !! Normally, Quiche Lorraine is not the healthiest option on the menu, it contains bacon strips, a lot of eggs and cheese and is cooked on a “pâte brisée” a crust made with half butter, half white wheat and water, this is a treat I would normally eat once a year… Because it is so filing.

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The version I want to share with you is crustless! Yet it will be fluffy and full of healthy bacon and eggs (only the good things). And, don’t get me wrong, I did not omit the best part, the cheese (but you could omit if you want to :)).

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Let me tell you the story of this quiche. I am dating a picky eater, since 5 years now ( and yes I survived and he now eats a lot more different dishes than before trust me). Anyway, the quiche is my boyfriend’s favorite dish. So when I started dating him, it became pretty obvious that I needed to know how to make this quiche in order for him to be feeded correctly on a daily basis ;). On a trip to his parents, his mum told me the secret yet very very simple recipe of the familys Quiche Lorraine. And believe me, everyone loves it. His mum often serves it at potluck parties, or as an appetizer. We like to serve it at “apéros” which is the time of the day were you sip a glass of wine along with great finger food (olives, saucisson, crostinis…).

 

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So now I will give you the recipe, be sure to try it out. It is so simple to make and has only five ingredients!!! Here comes the recipe, enjoy!

Healthy Quiche Lorraine
 
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A delicious, classical, french dish
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Cuisine: French
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 20 cl crème fraîche
  • 400g of bacon strips ( or smoked ham strips)
  • 100g of shredded cheese ( swiss works like a charm)
Instructions
  1. whisk one egg and add the flour slowly, proceed the same adding all the other eggs one by one
  2. beat the mixture as if you would make an omelette
  3. In a skillet, cook the bacon strips (or smoked ham strips) until nicely brown
  4. Add the crème fraiche in the mixture and mix well
  5. Add salt and pepper (be generous with the pepper), finally add the cooked bacon and the shredded cheese
  6. Cook for 30 min at 200°c ( 390° F)
  7. Serve warm with a salad on the side, or cut in squares and serve it as an appetizer, enjoy!
Notes
- If you want to make it gluten free, you can use a gluten-free flour that contains xanthan gum

- After hours of looking for a way to replace crème fraiche with a US equivalent I would recommend a mix of light and heavy cream. But, it is best to use french crème fraiche if you can find it in a specialty store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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