What Is Quiche?
Quiche is a tart filled with a mixture of eggs, milk, or cream and a variety of toppings such as vegetables, meats, and cheeses. It can be made with a wide variety of ingredients. Quiche can be served for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day for lunch or dinner.
What Kind of Cheese Is Best for Quiche?
Many types of cheese can be used in making quiche. Gruyere, cheddar, chevre, gorgonzola, or feta cheese are the most preferred types of cheese. You can choose the type of cheese you will use in the quiche according to your own taste. You can mix and use different types of cheese if you wish.
For more, you can check out our "Types of Cheeses" article.
Should I Pre Cook the Crust for Quiche?
It is recommended to pre-bake the tart crust for the quiche. Pre-cooking the crust prevents the crust from getting wet due to the fillings and ensures that the quiche is fully cooked.
To pre-bake a crust for quiche, follow these steps:
- Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C).
- Line the tart pan with parchment paper.
- Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden and firm.
Should Vegetables Be Sautéed Before Adding Quiche?
Depending on the cooking time of the vegetables you will add to the quiche, you can sauté them. Pre-sauté vegetables that have a high water content or take a long time to cook. Before adding the vegetables in the quiche, sautéing them helps to reduce extra moisture and enhances flavor.
To sauté vegetables, heat some oil or butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and caramelized. Remove the vegetables from the pan and cool before adding them to the quiche. However, you can also add raw vegetables to the quiche filling.
How to Make the Best Veggie Quiche?
While making quiche,
- Partially cook the quiche crust first. This will help prevent the crust from blistering or getting wet.
- Do not overmix the filling materials. This can make the quiche stiff and rubbery. Gently fold the ingredients together until combined.
- Do not overfill the tart crust. Otherwise, the quiche may not be cooked.
- Use whole milk or cream. This gives the quiche a rich and creamy texture. Low-fat dairy products can make quiche crumble.
- Let the quiche cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving. This allows the filling to harden.
What To Serve with Quiche?
The veggie quiche can be served any time of the day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is perfect with savory dishes. A bowl of tomato soup or vegetable soup goes well with quiche. It can be served with grilled vegetables or a salad.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Quiche:
How To Store Quiche?
This veggie quiche can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Let the quiche cool to room temperature before putting them in the refrigerator. Then wrap it in cling film or aluminum foil. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can Quiche be Frozen? Yes. You can freeze this homemade quiche. After removing the quiche from the oven, cool them to room temperature. Then wrap tightly with cling film or aluminum foil. Store in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Quiche? To reheat whatever you have stored in the refrigerator or freezer, preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the quiche is fully warmed up. You can also heat the sliced quiche in the microwave or on the stove.