Quiche is a staple of everyday French Food. This easy recipe for Salmon and Leek French Quiche is delicious and loved by everyone, including kids!
For a tart pan approx. 9x 1.125 in. (22.9x2.9cm) :
|1 Pie Crust (sugar free)|
|1 Pack of sliced Smoked Salmon (approx. 4 oz.)|
|50 grams shredded Swiss Cheese|
|4 Tablespoons of Light Sour Cream|
|6 Tablespoons of Milk|
|Ground nutmeg, salt and pepper|
The Quiche Crust
Traditionally, quiche crust is the French sugar-free “Pâte Brisée.” The closest US equivalent is the sugar-free pie crust. I found this one at my grocery store:
For an authentic quiche, make your own French quiche crust.
Recipe for French Quiche Crust (available in French here)
You will need: 8.8 oz. all-purpose flour (250g), 1 pinch of salt, 2 teaspoons water (5cl), 4.4 oz. butter at room temperature (125g), and 1 egg yolk.
Step 1: Mix the flour and salt. Add the butter, and mix with the tip of your fingers.
Step 2: Add the egg yolk and the water. Continue mixing with your hands, and make a ball.
Step 3: Wrap the ball in plastic wrap, and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Using a Rolling Pin, roll it out to fit your quiche pan.
If you don’t already have one, I highly recommend you buy a Removable Loose Bottom Quiche Pan. This will make it easier to remove the baked quiche from the pan.
Making the Quiche
You can find the recipe in French here.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 410 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Cut the roots and the green leaves off the leeks. Use only the white part of the leeks. Rinse the leeks in water. Cut a cross in the leeks to make sure the water rinses off all dirt. Slice the leeks.
Step 3: In a skillet with butter, melt the leeks on low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of light cream. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Step 4: Fill the quiche crust with the leek and cream mixture.
Step 5: Place slices of smoked salmon over the mixture.
Step 6: In a large bowl, mix 6 tablespoons of milk, 2 tablespoons of light cream, 2 eggs, shredded cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour this mixture over the salmon slices.
Step 7: Bake for 45 minutes at 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy warm.