Gastronomy  Does the original quiche Lorraine contain cheese?
05/06/201604:00 TV5MONDE

 
You might have heard about the Quiche Lorraine, which is a typical French dish. But what exactly do you know about it? You can find many recipes on the web, but do you know what the original Quiche Lorraine is made of? Try this recipe at the end of the article! It's very delicious, and share with your guests what you’ve learned in this article! Enjoy!
 
The quiche Lorraine comes from the region of Lorraine - as the name states, located in North East of France. 
Alike many dishes in this region, the quiche Lorraine has a German origin. The word “Quiche” comes form the German word “Kuche”, which means “cake”.

 
 
It can be served in different ways, warm or cold as a main course accompanied with a salad or cut in small bites as an appetizer. 
 
Polemic

Now, is the quiche Lorraine WITH or WITHOUT CHEESE?
You might be surprised to discover that there is a (rather small) Facebook group called:
“Défense et Promotion de l'Authentique Quiche Lorraine ” that defends the appellation of the Quiche Lorraine. According to them, the original Quiche Lorraine DOES NOT contain CHEESE…
 
We have decided to share with you their recipe published on their website: The Original Quiche Lorraine 
 
INGREDIENTS
 
200g all-purpose flour
100g butter, cubed
1 pinch of salt
4 eggs
20 cl heavy cream
200g bacon slices (lard fumé)
Salt, pepper, nutmeg
 
 
PREPARATION


 
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C.
 
The crust – la pâte
 
Combine the flour, salt, and cubed butter in a bowl and mix together. Add a little water, and knead ingredients together by hand until dough is uniform. 
On a floured work surface, roll out the dough. Line in a quiche plate. Fold the excess dough inward, pressing the edges to double the sides. Sprinkle the bacon bits all over the dough.
 
The filling: l’appareil / la miguenne
 
In a bowl, beat the eggs and cream together with a whisk, until smooth. Season with pepper and nutmeg. Pour this mix into the crust and bake for about 30 minutes approximately or until the quiche is lightly browned. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving. 

Now what do you think? Should it or should it not contain cheese? Try both recipes and let us know!

Bon appétit!
 
 
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