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Quiche Lorraine

For some people, quiche makes a hearty breakfast or the perfect brunch fare but for those who call the Alsace-Lorraine region along the French-German border home, quiche is rarely eaten for breakfast. While Alsatian cuisine can be found in larger cities across France, you’ll discover a unique blend of cultures, languages and cuisines with a visit to Metz or Strasbourg.  Here, I found a number of quiche variations in cafés or charcuteries and discovered that locals mostly eat quiche with a side salad for lunch or lighter late meal.

Strasbourg, France

Quiche Lorraine

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Kevin Lamoureux


  • 1 unbaked 9-inch single crust pie
  • 6 slices cooked bacon cut int small pieces
  • cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • ½ cup minced green onion or leek
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup light cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp fines herbs
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 portobello mushroom sliced into strips
  • ¼ green pepper sliced into strips


  • Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion and herbs into pastry shell.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, milk, flour, salt, cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350° F and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before serving.
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