We all are familiar with quiche. Basically, a quiche is a pie that has a pastry crust and is filled with eggs and milk or cream. The filling can be made with meat, seafood or vegetables. Quiche Lorraine is a popular version of this pie. It is named after the Lorraine region of France. It is an open pie that includes eggs, lardons and cream.
The perfect quiche Lorraine has a crispy and flaky pie crust and is filled with egg custard. So if you want to make this comforting dish at home then follow this quick recipe given below.
Combine 175g flour, 100g butter, cut into pieces, 1 egg yolk and 4 tsp cold water in a bowl. Mix well. Make a ball from this prepared mixture and roll it out thinly.
Trim the edges of the pastry and place it in a pastry tin. Prick it with a fork. Bake the pastry at 200 degrees celsius after lining the pastry case with foil. Press the foil down with dry beans and bake for 15 minutes.
Fry 200g lardons in a pan and drain the excess liquid that may come out. Next, beat 200ml crème fraîche in 200ml double cream and add 3 eggs into it along with a pinch of nutmeg powder. Take 50g gruyère and dice it roughly. Place the diced gruyère and lardons on the pastry followed by the cream mixture.
Bake this pastry for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees celsius. Remove from the tin and serve it.