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!

Ingredients

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!

7 comments:

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 :)