Cheese & Tomato Quiche. Quiche is a savoury, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury custard with cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. Quiche can be served hot or cold. It is part of French cuisine but is also popular in other countries, particularly as party food.
Although known as a classic French dish, the quiche originated in Germany. The word quiche means “cake” which came from the German word Kuchen. Today, quiche is considered as typically French. However, custards in pastry were known in English cuisine at least as early as the 14th century. Recipes for custards baked in pastry containing meat, fish and fruit are referred to Crustardes of flessh and Crustade in the 14th-century The Forme of Cury and in 15th-century cookbooks as well.
Cheese & Tomato Quiche
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Yield: Serves: 8
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 10 cherry tomatos
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 cup (4 oz.) Shredded Swiss Cheese
- 1/2 cup (2 oz.) plus 1 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
- 1 tsp. dried dill weed
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
1 Melt butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook 2 minutesor until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
2 Beat eggs in large bowl. Add milk, Swiss cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, dill weed and salt; mix well. Add in onion.
Pour into pie shell. Top with 10 cherry tomatoes and remaining cheese.
3 Bake in preheated 350°F oven 55 minutes or until set.
Let stand 10 minutes and serve.