Today I am sharing with you one of the cheapest and easiest French recipe to do: Quiche Lorraine. I am pretty sure that you already know this as it is one of the most famous French recipe in north America. My recipe, however, will be a little bit different as it is a lighter version.
First of all, let me tell you a little bit about Quiche Lorraine’s origins. As it says in the name, Quiche Lorraine comes from Lorraine, a region in the East of France, close to Alsace. Quiche Lorraine is originally made from eggs, cream, cheese and lardons (diced bacon) and usually eaten as a first course or light lunch or dinner with a salad. In France, you can find it everywhere like at the bakery or supermarkets, and you can find different versions of it.
My recipe is lighter and perfect if you are watching your weight as I got rid of 2 of the greasiest ingredients: the cream and the bacon. Diet is all about substitution and this is exactly what we are going to do today!
Let start cooking!
- 1 pie crust (store bought or homemade)
- 5 eggs
- 250 ml milk (soy milk is good too)
- 100g grated swiss cheese
- 120g ham
- salt and pepper
1- Grease a deep pie plate and add your pie crust. Fix the edges if the crust is too long. Preheat the oven at 360 F.
2- In a mixing bowl, beat your 5 eggs and add the milk gradually. I used soy milk in this recipe, but you can use regular milk if you want too.
3- Dice your ham and grate your swiss cheese. Add them to the mixture. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix well.
4- Pour the mixture in the pie plate and place in the oven for 20 to 30 min. If the quiche is cooked, the blade of the knife should come clean.
5- Let cool down for a couple of minutes and serve warm with a salad.
This is ideal for a quick meal and you can even make it in a smaller version for appetizers. This is one of my favorite recipe for when I’m in a rush.
I hope you will enjoy this recipe! If you liked it, please share this recipe and let me know your thoughts in the comments!