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quiche lorraine with spinach - french vegetable pie

Quiche Lorrain, one of the most famous dishes coming from a region in France called the Lorraine and is situated east of the region called Alscae and on the south of the German border.The french word for Quiche is deriving from the Alsacian word Kuechel or Kichel, which actually means cake. The quiche is a salty, savory pie with a shortpastry floor and a sumptuous filling. The one that I am making today is not a real quiche in the strict sense of the word as the real traditional quich recipe does not contain any veggies. Those quiche recipes that we find today and that have fillings mixed with spinach, leak or other ingredients are actually just a salty tarte based on the quiche recipe. But let's not nutpick on the tradition of quiche making, let's actually rather make one ourselves. Here we go.

  • the shortpastry:
  • 250 g wheat flour
  •  ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 125 g butter
  • 6 tablespoon of cold water
 The filling:
  • 500 g spinach (best of you got fresh spinach)
  • 2 onions
  • 3 EL butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 teaspoon of instant veggie stock
  • 150 g cheese (Gouda or similar)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g creme fraiche or sour cream
  • white pepper
  • Butter and breadcrumbs for the form

For the dough, mix the flour, salt, butter and water together till you have as smooth dough. wrap this one in and put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime, clean and cut the spinach. Dice the onions and fry them off in butter till see through. add the spinach and cook for about 3 minutes covered. Add the diced garlic and season with the instant stock an and some pepper.
In the meantime mix the eggs with the creme fraiche and season off with salt and pepper.
Now roll out the dough and put it in a tarte form, also cover the floor and the sides. Poke some holes in the dough and pop it in a preheated over for about 10 minutes on 175°C.

Pre baked patee in the baking tray
Pre-baked patee in the baking tray

Now put the spinach mix on the pate, put the grated cheese over the spinach. then pour the egg / creme fraiche over it.

pate with qiche filling
pate with qiche filling
Now pop the quiche in the oven and bake at 175°C for about 35 to 40 minutes until the top is golden brown. Voila, cut yourself a piece and enjoy with a glass of white wine or with a fresh salad.


  1. Looking at your Spinach quiche made me thinking of thet time when i was staying in singapore. On the weekends, when me , dajie and erjie went out, sometimes we will drop by Delifrance to enjoy quiche. I love it as it is salty and of course there is cheese inside. So yum yum. Your quiche really looks " georgeous" to my eyes. I want to eat!!!!

  2. Haha 二阶 said that is AGES ago. Glad my quiche could wake up such good old memories in you. Hmmm so next time we need to taste and see if mine can compete with the one in Deli France hehe…

  3. I think can compete with the Delifrance even i havent try yours.

  4. oh... blush :) thanks a bunch for the flowers. I'll bake one for you for that. Hey tonight... homemade pizza. But 二阶's already full hehe... more for me.

  5. Please delivery it to me then

  6. this quiche btw is probably one of the best i've tasted (not tat i've tasted a lot either:p) but it's just spot on, the flavour, the crust, they are perfect! the mushroom and spinach combination is also one that is too good to be true. so i'm looking forward for more quiche to come!

  7. Ups, of course it's 姐 and not 阶, but you guys kinda knew that already. Deliver I shall try. For now, feast your eyes ont he pics first hehe..

  8. This is one of my all time favorites... of course can add smoked salmon or ham.. ;p for healthier version, sometimes I did the crustless quiche... hehehhee

  9. You can add many things, but already adding spinach does make it a non-traditional quiche. I always try to stay as much close to the original as possible though... And that goes for the crust as well though

  10. if there is no spinach, can i replace with ham/bacon or hot smoked salmon?

    1. Yes of course you can. Then it's non traditional but it tastes equally delicious.