Farmer’s Quiche

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Indulge in the comforting flavors of a classic Farmer’s Quiche. This versatile dish is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner. Packed with a medley of fresh vegetables, savory cheese, and a creamy egg custard, this quiche is a true crowd-pleaser. Join us as we guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a Farmer’s Quiche that will leave your taste buds satisfied and your guests impressed.

Farmer’s Quiche is a hearty and versatile dish that has its origins in the French culinary tradition. The term “quiche” comes from the German word “kuchen”, meaning cake, and it’s believed that quiche recipes were developed in the medieval German kingdom of Lothringen, now known as Lorraine, France. The dish evolved over time and became associated with French cuisine.

Traditionally, quiche Lorraine was made with eggs, cream, and bacon. However, the concept of a savory custard baked in a pastry crust quickly gained popularity, and various regional and seasonal ingredients were incorporated. Today, Farmer’s Quiche reflects this evolution, as it’s filled with a medley of fresh vegetables, cheeses, and often includes ingredients like ham or bacon.

The recipe is named “Farmer’s Quiche” because it showcases the bountiful produce typically found on farms, making it a delicious way to celebrate the harvest. Whether served for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner, this quiche is a comforting and satisfying dish that pays homage to French culinary heritage.

Farmer’s Quiche

Our Farmer's Quiche combines a flaky homemade crust with a rich and flavorful filling made with farm-fresh vegetables, cheese, and eggs. The combination of ingredients creates a perfect balance of textures and flavors that will keep you coming back for more. This recipe is versatile, allowing you to customize the vegetables and cheese according to your preference or based on what's in season. So, let's roll up our sleeves and create a delicious Farmer's Quiche that will become a favorite in your recipe collection.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 1 hr 15 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 8 Calories: 289.31 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

For the crust:

For the filling:

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare the crust by combining flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the cold butter cubes and cut it into the flour using a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  4. Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish or quiche pan. Transfer the dough to the dish and gently press it into the bottom and sides.

  5. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook until the vegetables are softened and slightly caramelized.

  6. Add the spinach leaves to the pan and cook until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside.

  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper.

  8. Spread the sauteed vegetables evenly over the crust. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables.

  9. Scatter the halved cherry tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese over the top.

  10. Place the quiche in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.

  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 289.31kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19.5g30%
Saturated Fat 10.05g51%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Cholesterol 179.98mg60%
Sodium 321.03mg14%
Potassium 247.27mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 19.08g7%
Dietary Fiber 1.27g6%
Sugars 2.73g
Protein 9.82g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Feel free to customize the vegetables based on your preference or what's in season. Broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, or corn can be great additions or substitutions.
  • Experiment with different cheese options such as cheddar, Swiss, or goat cheese for unique flavor profiles.
  • For a lighter version, you can use a pre-made crust or opt for a crustless quiche.
  • Make the quiche ahead of time and reheat individual slices for a quick and satisfying breakfast during busy mornings.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve the Farmer's Quiche warm or at room temperature.
  • Accompany it with a fresh green salad or roasted potatoes for a complete meal.
  • Garnish with chopped herbs like parsley or chives for an added pop of color.
Allergen Information:

Farmer's Quiche can contain allergenic ingredients depending on the specific recipe. Common allergens to be aware of include:

  • Dairy: Many quiche recipes include dairy products such as milk, cream, cheese, and butter.

  • Gluten: The crust of the quiche is often made with wheat flour, which contains gluten.

  • Eggs: Eggs are a fundamental ingredient in quiche, and some people have egg allergies.

  • Meat: If your Farmer's Quiche recipe includes bacon, ham, or sausage, individuals with meat allergies should be cautious.

Wine or Drink Pairing:

Farmer's Quiche is a versatile dish that pairs well with a variety of beverages:

  • White Wine: A crisp, dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay complements the creamy, savory flavors of the quiche.

  • Mimosas: For brunch, consider serving Farmer's Quiche with mimosas, a classic combination of champagne and orange juice.

  • Herbal Tea: If you prefer a non-alcoholic option, herbal teas like chamomile or a light green tea can be a lovely pairing, especially for breakfast or a light lunch.

  • Sparkling Water: A simple glass of sparkling water with a twist of lemon or lime is a refreshing choice that won't overpower the flavors of the quiche.

Storage and Leftovers:

Handling leftovers properly ensures that you can enjoy your Farmer's Quiche for another meal:

  • Refrigeration: Place any leftover quiche in an airtight container and refrigerate it. Consume within 3-4 days.

  • Reheating: To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and warm the quiche in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave individual slices for a quicker option.

  • Freezing: Farmer's Quiche can also be frozen for longer storage. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or use an freezer-safe container. Label with the date, and it should be good for up to 2-3 months in the freezer.

Keywords: Farmer's Quiche, Vegetable Quiche, Savory Quiche, Brunch Recipe, Egg Dish

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