In gastronomy, a quiche (IPA: [ki: ʃ]) is a type of salty cake derived from the French quiche lorraine. It is made mainly with a preparation of beaten eggs and fresh and thick milk cream (called migaine), mixed with cut vegetables, and / or meat products (bacon, ham in tacos), with which a mold that is previously lined with dough is filled. It is cooked in the oven until the dough is cooked. The possibility of including other foods in the preparation of the filling allows for countless recipes with meat, vegetables (such as celery, peppers, onions, leeks, etc.) and various cheeses.
Let’s prepare a delicious Quiche with this simple and easy recipe!
Quiche with Spinach and Bacon
A creamy filling baked inside crispy pastry, enjoy a slice of quiche for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
There are endless flavour combinations with quiche, really anything goes, but today I’m sharing with you a classic bacon, cheese and spinach.
The base recipe for this quiche is the same with most fillings so if you would like to add or remove anything depending on what ingredients you have in your fridge it will still work out perfectly.
For your Quiche to be excellent, check the necessary ingredients and follow the instructions in the preparation mode.
1 Small Onion
6 Rashers Bacon
1 Teaspoon Oil
1 Cup Grated Cheese
¼ Cup Frozen Spinach
1½ Cups | 375ml Cream or Milk
Salt + Pepper
- Start by dicing up a small onion or half of a large onion.
- Place a frypan on medium high heat and add about a teaspoon of oil.
- Add the onions to the pan and give them stir.
- Next up is bacon, but ham or chorizo would work just as well. Cut the bacon up into small strips, you’ll need about 5 or 6 rashers.
- Add it to the pan with the onion and give it a stir through.
- Leave the bacon and onion to cook for about 8-10 minutes. The best flavour is when the bacon has become crispy and the onions have caramelised. Just give it a stir every few minutes to stop the bacon from sticking to the bottom of the
- Using a box grater, shred about a cup of cheese. A stronger cheese like cheddar works better for this recipe as the flavour really comes out. Alternatively you can also use something like feta which works well with bacon and spinach, just crumble it instead of grating.
- Crack 5 eggs one at a time into the bowl followed by a cup and a half or either milk, cream, or half of each.
- Season well with salt and pepper and use a fork to combine the ingredients together until the eggs are well incorporated.
- Take the pan off the heat and tip the onion and bacon into the quiche shell.
- Spread it out evenly and top with the remaining ingredients. Frozen spinach that has been thawed and had the excess moisture squeezed out, the cheese, and finally the custard.
- Give the quiche a little shake so everything is even and place into a preheated oven for about 50-55 minutes or until the centre only has a slight jiggle when moved.
- Your Quiche with Spinach and Bacon is ready!