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Traditional Quiche Lorraine

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.

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Quiche Lorraine

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

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

For topping

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


  • 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.
  • Change the temperature of the oven to 250°C.
  • Take the dough out from the oven, spread the ham and then pour the egg mixture over it.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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