If you have an upcoming special event, our bacon and leek quail egg quiche recipe should do the trick! We all like to celebrate in style, though nothing beats home-made food, especially when it’s incredibly tasty!
Special events should be marked by delectable bites. And what better way to celebrate these events than by turning to our French brothers and sisters for inspiration? Fortunately, this deep-dish quail egg quiche will take culinary decadence to a whole new height!
We’ve carefully compiled a dish made out of the most delectable ingredients. Basically, every component of this dish bombards your senses. Trust us, this quiche is literally mouth-watering! The bacon adds a very satisfying salty and smoky flavor, while the Gruyere cheese compliments the dish with a pleasant, yet sharp, flavor that cuts through the rich cream. The leeks also serve an important role: they provide the perfect hint of sweet and spicy.
The French not only excel at being romantic and having great taste in food but they also know how to eat good, as well. The nutritional profile for this bacon and leek quail egg quiche is just as pleasant to look at, as it is to stare at the quiche while it cools down.
Packed with protein, carbs, and fiber, this is surely a great way to start off your day. Whether you serve this for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, you simply cannot go wrong. Although, we definitely recommend you should serve it for either brunch or lunch.
If you happen to be on a diet, certain ingredients used in this recipe will be off-limits. Fortunately, you can swap them with other ones. However, if you do that, we cannot guarantee you’ll get the same result. Some types of crusts and foods work best as intended.
Still, you can make the pie dough yourself, instead of buying one from the store. This will allow you to use another type of flour instead of wheat. However, doing this may not pair well with the filling in terms of flavor balance. Do so at your own risk.
Tips To Excel At This Quail Egg Quiche Recipe
A very important thing to consider is temperature. The entire recipe revolves around this element. And we’re not just talking the oven temperature! Generally speaking, the temperature has a central role in cooking just about anything. After all, the right temperature can cook or burn your bacon. Likewise, not going hot enough can undercook your bacon and leek quail egg quiche. What we mean in this particular case, however, is the working temperature.
For example, the pie dough needs to be kept cool at all times. That’s why you should keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours before you start working on your pie. Whenever you use this type of dough, or literally any type of store-bought dough, you need to keep it cool. It doesn’t matter if you’re making pastry or not. Always work with chilled dough!
A second important aspect you need to take into consideration is blind-baking. This way the crust will get that beautiful golden-brown color while coming out nice and flaky. Of course, this means you will spend more time in the kitchen, taking the dough in and out of the oven while covering parts of it and uncovering others. Believe us, it is worth it! Even though it will take you over 2 hours, this bacon and leek quail egg quiche recipe is absolutely divine!
How To Make This Bacon and Leek Quail Egg Quiche
This particular recipe has obvious French origins, which is quite an obvious fact for those who are already familiar with French cuisine. While the cooking time can be a little intimidating, let us reassure you, this quiche recipe is worth it!
The preparation is really simple. Just follow the steps below you’ll prepare an absolutely delicious and savory French meal in no time! This quail egg quiche is dense, has incredible texture and to top it off it has bacon!
Bacon and Leek Deep-Dish Quail Egg Quiche
This bacon and leek quail egg quiche recipe is a wonderful meal for a hearty breakfast or brunch.
Type: breakfast, brunch
Keywords: bacon and leek quail egg quiche, quail egg quiche
Recipe Yield: 6-8 servings
Calories: approx. 300 kcal/serving
Preparation Time: PT0H20M
Cooking Time: PT2H
Total Time: PT2H20M
- 1 basic pie dough
- 10 slices of bacon, sliced
- 2 large leeks, sliced
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 24 quail eggs
- 2 c. heavy cream
- 1 c. full-fat milk
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 6 oz. Gruyere cheese
- chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
If you like French cuisine, you’ll definitely like our bacon and leek deep-dish quail egg quiche! Let us know what you think of our recipe. Don’t forget to share it with your friends!