Here I am again, looking down at our tables in admiration of this attractive plate of steaming loveliness just before I pick it up and take a bite, actually, that has happened many times and I know you have been in that same position too, no?
Then you will become a huge fan right after you are done reading this.
Tasting quiche is fine but tasting a plate of well-prepared quiche is awesome. We are going to look at the best ways you can prepare your quiche and then look at some sides to pair it with.
When you are done with this, you will no longer fall into the category of those who cannot detect a well-prepared quiche when you taste one. Let’s get started.
What is Quiche?
Quiche is basically a pastry-like dish which consists mainly of a mixture of eggs, custard and sometimes milk with other fillings such as vegetables, cheese, meat, and seafood.
The mixture is made into a savoury dough with the fillings placed inside it. Although it is popularly believed that quiche originated in France, it actually started in Germany in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen but there are also French traces to its start.
A kind of baked dough with eggs called “kuchen” was first made in Germany with relatively the same baking process as quiche but the kind of dough used was a bit different from that used in France. The word “Quiche” was gotten from “Kuchen” which means cake.
Three Tasty Quiche recipes
1. Quiche Lorraine
You can’t have a taste of all the best quiche out there without trying out the classic quiche Lorraine.
One thing that makes it unique is the use of heavy cream, eggs with ham and the exclusion of cheese but it has been tweaked in lots of places to suit whatever taste they want.
For a very rich recipe of Quiche Lorraine, use this by Goodfood. You can always substitute or reduce some ingredients as you please.
2. Gluten-Free Ham, Spinach & Gruyere Quiche
Who said you can’t have a healthy slice of quiche, if you are really on about gluten free dishes then this type of quiche is the best for you and you can get a very desirable recipe from Ameessavorydish, the outcome is just mouth-watering.
This recipe comes in different forms, if you prefer your quiche to be crustless, then you can make some modifications and still have it gluten free.
3. Butternut Squash and Bacon Quiche
This is another kind of quiche that I find so tasteful and pleasant probably because of my undying love for butternut squash but aside that, it is a very healthy mix.
The bacon also adds a very complimenting base with the squash. For an all-time recipe make use of this by Realsimple. As it is with other quiche recipes, you can add or reduce ingredients using your discretion.
Fantastic Sides to Go With Your Quiche
Salads are usually the common side dish for quiche, so we will be looking at other delectable choices that go well other than salads, here they are.
1. Chicken Soup
This is absolutely the best side dish if your quiche is mainly the vegetable kind. The chicken makes up for any bacon or beef excluded in the quiche.
If you intend serving your quiche for dinner then you should totally go for soup, there is a recipe I got by Lexiscleankitchen which you make use of. It is classic and superb for the home also for serving out as well.
2. Roasted Potatoes and Green Peas
Some roasted potatoes with a slice or two of quiche are just perfect. Although this is not a very common pair with quiche, it definitely a welcome idea and a must try.
I prefer the roasted potatoes rather than just cooking it plainly because of the golden brown colour it gives you when done. This recipe by Cookpad is well explained and you can spice up your preparation a little by adding some cooked corn, ideas are always welcome.
If you don’t mind having your quiche with a side that is also flat and baked then you can go for focaccia, it is quite similar to bread but it is a spicy alternative giving you different slicing options.
The dough used in making focaccia is similar to that of pizza so if you intend preparing a quiche type that is quite rich with seafood or meat, this should do just fine as a side.
You can slice them up differently and pair. Try this recipe by Thekitchn for a focaccia that is a bit time consuming but worth it.
4. Roasted Asparagus and Bacon
This is another of my favourites, bacon and veggies always go well so this shouldn’t be an issue for anyone, it is tasty just as it is healthy.
If your quiche of choice isn’t so beefy or meaty then you can make this a pair for it.
The wrapped bacon around the asparagus on a plate beside a slice of quiche looks match-made, use this recipe by Cookingchanneltv to get an impressive dish.
You can choose to have your quiche in any form you like so don’t ever buy into the impression that some kind of quiche recipes should be left for the chefs or the pros alone.
Take a look at the ingredients used in any recipe you want and give it a try, you just might be surprised that your outcome could be a lot tastier than the borrowed recipe.
Preparing quiche is a good way to make use of those leftovers you ordinarily feel you have no more need of so get creative, make it with or without the crust and in any shape or design.
Quiche can always be reinvented in your own terms. If you have made up any recipe on your own or you have one you will like to share with me. Give me a shout out and I will be more than delighted to reply you.