Saturday, January 06, 2007

A Treasure From Italy

Prosciutto and Ham Quiche......... This one is a very intense and meaty version of the quiche Lorraine. And, it is quick and easy.
For the crust, try using a flaky pate brisee or unsweetened crust. There are scads of recipes around and I bet you have three or four tucked away somewhere.........well, go get them. We have a quiche to make!


Preheat oven to 425 degrees
One Pate Brisee
1 Cup of diced prosciutto
1 Cup of ham, diced
3/4 Cup of Gruyere cheese, freshly grated
3/4 cup of creme fraiche-which I made just by using buttermilk,whipping cream and lemon juice. It is absolutely delicious made this way.
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the pate brisee in a prepared tart pan. Trim the edges to fit. Prick the dough base with a fork and cover with a plastic wrap. Place in your refrigerator and chill for one hour.

Blind bake the pastry for 20 minutes or until it starts to become a golden brown color. Cool for a few minutes. Now fill with the meats and cheese..

Beat the eggs, creme fraiche, salt and pepper and pour over the meat filling. Bake 40-45 minutes or until the filling is firm and top has a golden crust.

How easy is this? Try using one of the prepared pie crusts from the grocery if you are short on time. I have used this crust before and it works well. Happy Cooking!


Mimi said...

Great post, Jann. Technically speaking, it's perfect. And the quiche looks good, too. Always something good cooking chez vous.

Katie said...

Prosciutto AND (York)ham? Sounds wonderful. Even I can handle a ready-made pie crust.
I love simple!

wheresmymind said...

wow...that is one rich quiche!!

K & S said...

this quiche sounds really good!

Anne said...

love the switch from *lardons* to proscuitto ham. Looks great! where's my cup of joe and I'm ready to dig in.

Kristen said...

What a beautiful quiche. I love the crust idea... not typical, but it works beautifully!

peabody said...

Holy meat, I'm going out and buying new bigger pants for this as we speak :)