French Onion Quiche is a twist on French onion soup with caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese but without the soupy mess. Recipe for a 5 minute homemade pie crust made in the food processor provided.
I’m not a morning person. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get moving in the mornings. First thing I do after getting dressed is make my first cup of coffee. Then I struggle to eat breakfast, so I usually finish my coffee before I finally decide to make something. I think it’s partially because I can’t motivate myself to make anything that early and partially because I want to get started with my day. Ironically I do love breakfast foods – bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns – but I tend to eat those more for brunch or dinner (brinner). In fact, I’d much rather eat dinner for breakfast. When I visited my friend in Brooklyn in December, we went out for dim sum for breakfast, and it was the best breakfast I had in a long time. If I ordered Chinese food for dinner, I’ll eat leftovers the next morning. Once in awhile I’ll even eat sushi for breakfast. What do you even call dinner for breakfast? Dinfast?
Any time a friend wants to meet up in the morning, I usually suggest going for brunch instead of breakfast. I’d much rather eat brunch because it usually means dinner. I mean how can you argue with chicken and waffles for brunch? Another brunch item that is also totally acceptable for dinner is quiche. For the longest time I didn’t like quiche, but during adulthood that changed, and now I crave it from time to time. One evening I got the brilliant idea to make a French Onion Quiche, which is a twist on French onion soup with caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese but without the soupy mess. The best part about making quiche? You can bake it fully ahead of time and not worry about getting up in the morning to make it.
Quiche is a savory French pastry with an egg custard filling and savory ingredients such as cheese, herbs, vegetables, and meat. I highly recommend making your own flaky pie crust as I listed in the recipe below, which easily comes together in 5 minutes if you have a food processor. If you don’t own a food processor, making pie crust in 5 minutes is the best reason to buy one. I used a 9-inch tart pan for both presentation and making it easier to serve, but you can also use a 9-inch pie plate.
If you’re not a morning person like me, great news! You can fully bake the quiche the day before then pop it in the oven to reheat the next day. Or you can split the quiche into steps, making the pie crust and onions the day before, then make the filling fresh the day you’re going to bake it.
Source: Adapted from my Ham and Herb Quiche recipe
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