Cooking Misfortune!

Somehow one of the simplest dishes I’ve tried is the one that gave me the most trouble

Quiche Lorraine

Served with mixed fruit

Ignore the other “leftover ingredients” quiche. It is best not mentioned.
Recipe below the cut

Taken from Here

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

12 slices turkey bacon

1 & 1/4th cup shredded Swiss cheese

1 minced onion

1/2 of the biggest damn green pepper you can find, sliced

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups whipping cream

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white sugar

dash of cayenne pepper

dash of nutmeg

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet, and fry over medium-high heat until crisp. Chop coarsely.
  3. Saute onions in bacon grease.
  4. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry shell.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
  6. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and bake an additional 30 minutes.  Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

As you can tell from the picture, the end result was a bit too soupy to be considered a real quiche.  I would recommend cooking it a while longer or with a slightly higher temperature to give it a good consistency.  I also wasn’t particularly impressed with the store bought crust, and will next time either use a Pillsbury crust or make my own.  Taste wise things came out better than I expected after looking at how it turned out.  The burnt turkey bacon gave it a nice crisp texture and saltiness which the green peppers and fruit cut to a palatable level.   Between the consistency and the ingredients though there was something not right about it.  It was too soft and too busy to be a really satisfying meal.


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