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Smoked Gouda Swiss and Bacon Quiche

Ingredients

1and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
7 tbs of butter cut into small pieces
3 to 5 tbs of ice water
8 oz thick sliced bacon chopped
4 eggs separated
pinch of White Pepper
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
2 scallions white and green parts chopped
1 small handful of Italian parsley chopped
Generous 1/2 cup of smoke Gouda cheese shredded
Generous 1/2 cup of shredded Edam cheese
Pastry:

  • Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut butter into flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Lightly mix in enough ice water  until dough holds together. Press into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Grease and flour one 10 inch or 2 , 7 inch pie tins. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough and place in pie tin without stretching.
  • Blind bake in oven for 10 minutes(place foil in pans and add dry beans or rice in order to give the crust a little head start)
  • Alternatively you may use a store brought pie shell.

Filling:

  • Chop bacon slices, and fry for several minutes.place on paper towel to drain fat.
  • Beat egg yolks, cream, pepper and salt.
  •  In a large bowl Fold in cheese,bacon, scallions, and parsley  into the egg/cream mixture.
  • Beat egg whites until smooth, and fold into the egg mixture.
  • Pour mixture into pie pan and bake 30 to 40 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

Note: You may get creative with this recipe. You can use salmon, mushrooms, spinach. Use your imagination and add whatever you like.

Servings

6

Prep

30 min

Cook

30 min

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Skill Level

Easy