Surprise, surprise! Quiche originated in Germany, altough its considered as a traditional French dish. The version which I am introducing to you comes from Lorraine – a region in France.

Quiche Lorraine

Cuisine French, German
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6 people


For dough

  • 125 g butter
  • 200 g flour
  • 1 tbsp Gruyere grated
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

For topping:

  • 250 g ham cooked
  • 100 g ham raw
  • 3 onions large
  • 1 bundle parsley chopped
  • 1 bundle spring onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g Gruyere
  • 200 g cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


For dough

  1. Knead the butter with flour. Add 3 spoons of cold water, cheese, garlic salt and pepper. Mix them all together.
  2. Leave the mixture to rest for 1 hour in a cold place.

For topping

  1. Cut ham and onions into cubes, chop herbs, crash garic using a press, put it all in the bowl.
  2. In the seperate bowl whisk the eggs, cheese and cream. Add salt & pepper.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C.


  1. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides (3cm height) of the tart pan with your hands. Put it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Change the temperature of the oven to 250°C.
  3. Take the dough out from the oven, spread the ham and then pour the egg mixture over it.
  4. Bake for 1 hour.


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