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Fun Facts about Quiche….and the recipe!

 

We were thinking how to get our kids to try new flavors and to start exploring the delicatessen that all the countries have to offer. Our kids like to try them, some of the things they like more some they don’t, but it is OK, the best way to make your kids to enjoy new foods is by exposing them to different savors and textures so that they explore and continue trying.

On our first International Week at Smart Snackz we introduced the famous Quiche. Want to know more about it? Well, here are 5 fun Facts about Quiche:

 

Fact 1. Quiche can be served hot or cold.

It is part of French cuisine but is also popular in other countries 🌍.

Fact 2. The word “quiche” is French

But it is thought that the name actually comes from the word “Kuchen”, German for cake or tart.

Fact 3. The largest quiche was created in Paris,

November 22, 1997 by Chef 👨‍🍳 Alain Marcotullio. He used 125 quarts of milk, 1,928 eggs, 156 pounds of bacon, 134 pounds of butter and more than 140 pounds of flour.

Fact 4. Quiche is one of those foods that you can be really creative with.

The most well-known variety is in our menu today: Quiche Lorraine, named after the Lorraine region of France, and it’s a simple concoction of egg custard with
bacon and cheese.

Fact 5.️ Quiche has a National Day!

May 20th is National Quiche Lorraine Day.


Let’s try and make some quiche…here is our recipe:


QUICHE LORRAINE


A classic favorite French dish, made with Swiss cheese and bacon served with grape tomatoes and a crunchy spring mix salad. To finish this great meal, fresh strawberries and blueberries.


Ingredients (yields 24 quiches):


2 Ready to use pie sheet. about 14 Oz. make your own or use a ready to use refrigerated sheet.
1  cup shredded Swiss cheese, reduced fat
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, reduced fat
1/2 cup organic 2% milk
2 organic or cage free eggs
3/4 cup precooked bacon bits
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 
Method:
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. Place dough sheets flat on cutting board. With 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 12 rounds from each sheet. Press 1 pie crust round into bottom and up sides of each muffin cup.
3. Mix Swiss and mozzarella cheese and fill each cup with 1 tablespoon of cheese mix. Top each with a 1/4 teaspoon bacon bits.
4. Beat eggs, milk, salt, minced onion and garlic powder with fork until well blended. Pour mixture into crusts, filling to within 1/4 inch of top.
5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes. With tip of knife, lift quiches from cups. 


We hope that you enjoy making your quiche, and leave us a comment and let us know how it went.


Sincerely yours,


Smart Snackz family


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