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Friday, February 18, 2011

Quiche - Remembrances of Paris


Maybe it was coincidence that the night before
I put together my Paris Tablescape,


I was making quiche for 80 people.
Quiche is one of those foods that is a staple
in France.


  I made 16 quiches which were cut
into 6 pieces each for a dinner.  (That is
a lot of quiche!)  Actually quiche is a great
dish to make for a crowd.  It goes together
quickly and holds up well and is easy to
reheat.


It is also a great recipe for those who are learning
to cook.  Have your children help with this one
and most children really like quiche.
Quiche Recipe

1 - 9 inch deep dish pie crust
(As I was making 16 and didn't have 16 pie
tins, I opted for Marie Callendar's frozen pie
crusts, which I think are super flakey and tasty.
They come in a sturdy pie tin - not foil - which
you could keep or throw away.)
1/3 C. chopped onion
6-8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and then finely
chopped
2 C. shredded cheddar or swiss cheese
(I opted for cheddar - since we were feeding youth)

4 eggs
1 1/2 C. half and half
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Place the onion, chopped bacon and
cheddar cheese in the bottom of an uncooked 9 inch
pie shell.  Whisk the eggs and add the half
and half, salt and pepper.  Pour over the
cheese.  You might not use all of the egg mixture.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes and then reduce heat
to 300 for 30-40 minutes.
(I baked mine in a convection oven, so I baked it
at 405 for 15 minutes, then 285 for 20 minutes.)



We ended up with 78 attending the dinner.
 We only had a few
slices left.  It was absolutely delicious
and was served with a fresh salad and
homemade rolls.

I made 2 of them without the bacon  and added
chopped green chilis for those who wanted no
meat.

( Before the event,I had to fend off
my teenagers
 who came in the house
and smelled the quiche and wanted to eat some.)




Bon appetit!

When we were in France, you could go into
any bakery and buy a small quiche.  They
warmed them up for you and they were fabulous.
Then again, I didn't eat anything in Paris that I
didn't love.

I will be posting this with


27 comments:

Marlis said...

It is certainly a French theme going on this week, which I love!!! Your quiche recipe looks very easy and is so beautiful when cooked. this would be perfect for a lazy Sunday! Bon apetit!

La Table De Nana said...

We love Bacon in our quiches..I have not made on in such a long time..Thank you..
Marie C..we don't have her here,,but fresh dough.. available..I often buy it.. no floury mess and mass everywhere:)

Have a nice weekend~

The White Farmhouse said...

I love quiche. My kids would not eat eggs for the longest time. I made a quiche and they thought it was great that they were eating "pie" for breakfast. I told them what it was after they raved about it and ate 2 pieces each. Since then, they don't turn their noses up at quiche. I will have to make this as I haven't made one in such a long time. Thanks for reminding me!

The Sewing Loft said...

OH wow...you turned your kitchen into a bakery! I will try this recipe soon.
Thanks for sharing,
Barb

ButterYum said...

Manifique! What could be better than quiche for a crowd? Personally, I think it serves well at room temperature too. Love, love, love it. Happy FF.

:)
ButterYum

It's me said...

Happy weekend........looks very delicious !! ...love Ria...xxx...

lostpastremembered said...

These look so good... I can't remember the last time I made one... and now ask, why not? 80 people??? That's a good size meal! Where did you get the writing cloth.. one of my favorite things are fabric's with writing-- just gorgeous.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Oh yum! Wish I was one of the 80! Looks delish!

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmmmm, I'm starving right now! Going to a dinner party this evening so have to avoid snacking. :-) The recipe sounds wonderful and I will certainly try it. Aren't you so very grateful for Marie and her crusts? LOL

Have a fabulous weekend!
Pat

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Quiche for 80 people? Well done! These look so golden and wonderful, thanks for the recipe.

Sue said...

Yes..well done is right...How long did it take you to bake all those??...Quiche is one of my all time favorite "sin" foods...I add alittle mayo into mine along with 3 or 4 different cheeses then I make a cheddar sauce to pour over it...I can hear my arteries hardening as I take the first bite...And Paris is wonderful in the Spring...I spent from May to August there one summer when daughter studied at the Sorbonne...It is truly heaven on earth....

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great Jacqueline! I think I'll make a personal pan quiche for my breakfast tomorrow-yummy:@)

Sarah said...

Wow, that is a lot of quiche! You are amazing!
Thanks for sharing another French inspired post. ~ Sarah

Bonnie said...

I love Quiche. Even my husband who is a "real man" loves Quiche. Am I dating myself with that quip?

I wish I had a slice of this right now.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love quiche too -- wow for 80 people. They look lovely and I love the picture of the pies lined up. What a great job you did! Joni

Angela said...

I chose your blog as my shout out for this Pink Saturday. I think you have some wonderful recipes!

Brownieville Girl said...

I am in awe - quiche for 80, and they look delicious - well done you!!

Angela said...

I am so completely impressed that you made 16 of these yummy delights! I think I could possibly eat all of them, they look so good!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE Quiche. I've never made it at home but I am certainly going to now! Thank you so much for the simple short cut to making one...even the pie crust.. :)
Mona

Sue said...

Mmmmm, I love quiche; it's so versatile! My sister used to make a wonderful quiche and I have used her recipe many times. I'll have to dig it out and make one soon. All of your quiches look beautiful, Jacqueline!

Frenchy said...

Oh WOW ! You are so amazing !!
I would love if you link some French inspired post on the next French Obsession Party ! March 1st. You are such an inspiration and you are the best at what you do !
Big hugs

{Brittany} said...

Makin this for Sunday dinner!! Thank you much!

Holly said...

This quiche looks amazing!!:)

Beth said...

Jacqueline, I love both of your Paris posts! The quiche looks awesome! Paris is an amazing place and I appreciate you sharing it with us. I also want to let you know I appreciated your sweet comment about my winning Joni's giveaway!
Blessings to you, Beth

CAS said...

Thanks so much for this recipe. I've been looking for a good & easy quiche that doesn't make a huge amount. This one sounds so good.
CAS

Lisa said...

Wow, now that is a LOT of quiche. You must have been very busy, but I'm sure that everyone loved every bite of it and that your efforts were greatly appreciated.

Summer said...

This looks like what I am having for dinner tonight ......Thanks for sharing .....Enjoy your day and it's so very nice to be here ....It always impresses me to see the beautiful work that so many women do with their blogs and you are definitely one of them !!Maybe when you have some time you can visit me as well I am no pro but I do enjoy blogging .

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