Friday, April 11, 2014

FFWD ~ Quiche Maraîchère (French Vegetable Tart)

FFWD ~ Quiche Maraîchère
This week, our recipe for French Fridays is Quiche Maraîchère ~ a French Vegetable Tart. Quiches are a favorite menu item for lunching ladies, brunches, breakfasts or a light spring/summer dinner.  I even like adding a quiche or two, to a buffet table, during the holidays.  And although quiches get a bad rap…remember those famous words written by Nora Ephron, and spoken by Carrie Fisher, “Pesto is the quiche of the 1980’s”, in the movie “When Harry Met Sally”, they are as popular now as ever. Don’t you just love that movie? The scene in the deli is an all time classic, "I’ll have what she’s having”. Ok, I’m getting off subject! 


This one is a keeper 
When I first read the recipe through, for Quiche Maraîchère, it didn’t do anything for me. A vegetable quiche? It just didn’t sound unusual or special. However, I have learned never to underestimate Dorie’s recipes. I made my pastry in the morning, because the tart dough has to rest for several hours in the fridge before rolling. I shortened the fridge time to about an hour and a half. It was fine, and rolled out perfectly. Dorie’s recipe for tart dough is one of my favorites.  If you have a food processor, this dough is a cinch to make and so wonderfully delicious. It can even be made up to five days in advance, then wrapped well and refrigerated. The crust is then partially baked, and cooled before filling. I baked mine in a 9½ x 2 inch tart pan. 
Next, it was time to chop all the veggies, sauté them in the butter, and spoon them into the baked pie shell. Whisk the eggs and cream together, and pour over the vegetables. I baked mine for 20 minutes, then sprinkled on the cheese, and finished the baking for an additional 15 minutes. Two things I went rogue on…extra cheese and a lovely can of crabmeat. I had to do it! When I saw that lonely can of crabmeat sitting in my pantry, I knew it would be a perfect addition to the veggies in this quiche.  To say this quiche was delicious is an understatement!  It had a marvelous buttery crust that just melted in your mouth.  The filling was rich and creamy, loaded with all of those fabulous cooked veggies, and crabmeat.  Bill and I both loved this one! We enjoyed it as a light dinner with a spinach salad!  Another French Friday, another winner, and another quiche to add to my repertoire.  Happy Friday everyone!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook, “Around My French Table” . It can also be found at Food.com where it has been published. To check out the other Doristas and what they thought of this quiche, check it out here.

Ready for the custard…note the crabmeat 
Just out of the oven…filling my kitchen with a wonderful aroma
This was utterly delicious….a winner in my house!
 Bon Appétit



38 comments:

  1. This looks lovely Kathy. I have never tried making quiche before and yours look so tempting to try.

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  2. What a wonderful write-up, Kathy, I agree with everything you said only you said it so much better. I did add extra cheese but I will also add crabmeat next time. That's a brilliant idea. Makes it a bit more filling for a luncheon or a brunch or even light dinner. Lovely, just lovely.

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  3. I'll bet this was amazing with crabmeat! "When Harry Met Sally" is one of my all time favorite movies! And, I like quiche for the holidays, too. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  4. Crab! I'll have what she's having... nice addition.

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  5. Oh I'm sure the crab was an excellent addition and served well with the extra cheese! Great idea!

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  6. Loved the 1980s references. Your extra cheese looks delicious. Like the motto of your blog:)

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  7. Kathy, your quiche looks delicious:) Love the addition of the crab meat.

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  8. Oooh, crab sounds so very elegant and delicious!!!! I'd love your version, too!

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  9. I love "When Harry Met Sally" , thanks for reminding me of all the great scenes! Your photos are so lovely Kathy!

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  10. Ah...Crab. That is a lovely addition. Your version sounds delicious !

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  11. I love the addition of crabmeat in this beautiful quiche, Kathy.

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  12. We were all a bunch of skeptics this week. Sounds like we all went in with low expectations and were wildly surprised. Poor Dorie, when will we learn to trust her?

    And that movie is an absolute classic. I laugh every time I see it.

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  13. This is one beautiful quiche Kathy! I would have never thought of adding crab meat! I am more of a meat meat person but now that you mention it crab meat has this sweetness that would go great with the veggies! Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love the addition of crab to the quiche! I don't know Dorie's tart crust - and, of all the recipes, this is the one that makes me want to purchase the book! Have a great weekend! ~ David

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  15. Kathy both the movie and your quiche are delicious.

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  16. Kathy, you made such a perfect and colorful looking quiche - it is nice to read that you enjoyed this recipe so much. I love making quiche too and I enjoyed this week´s recipe as well (with changes to the veg) - and "When Harry met Sally" is my alltime favorite romantic comedy, I know so many of the lines by heart.
    Have a fabulous weekend, dear friend - I am so happy that you will be joining us for the Veg Everyday cookgroup!

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  17. Wow, that looks wonderful, Kathy. I love that you added crabmeat to this to dress it up. Sounds so good. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  18. Glad this was a winner! Yours turned out beautifully.

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  19. I love quiches and crab meat sounds wonderful.
    Yours is really beautiful!:))

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  20. This quiche is stunning, the colours and ingredients :D
    Definitely want to eat!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  21. I love When Harry Met Sally - a great movie. Your quiche turned out really well - it looks scrumptious.

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  22. I may just need to break down and try Dorie's crust! This turned out lovely--and I am with you on the crab and extra cheese!

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    1. Guyla, I have no idea how this happened….but while I was reading your very nice comment on my IPad…your comment disappeared. So sorry and thanks for the lovely comment!

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  24. The crabmeat sounds delicious. I really like Dorie's crust recipe and I have a feeling it would be delicious with almost anything in it...

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  25. Hi Kathy!
    Nora Ephron is one of my favorite authors and oh yes, I LOVE that movie!!!

    I also love a good quiche, Kathy. It's too bad they are not as popular as they once were. This recipe may just bring them back to their glory days and your quiche with those Kathy touches makes me want to bake one right now! I always think of a quiche as being all custardy. This recipe seems to be over flowing with healthy veggies, Yum!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Kathy...

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  26. Crabmeat is a great addition to this deLIGHTful quiche!

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  27. This is such a delicious savory quiche Kathy!

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  28. Kathy, I am simply drooling over your French Quiche Tart with the veggies and the addition of the crab is 'out of this world' delicious. Pinned it, as well! Hugs,

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  29. I had forgotten that line from When Harry Met Sally. Too funny, a definite classic. The crab sounds like an excellent addition.

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  30. Sounds delicious and the addition of the crab meat was a good idea. I don't think quiche will ever be out of style for a nice lunch or light dinner.
    Have a beautiful Easter holiday. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  31. Wow, I can imagine how delicious this was with crab meat! I love Dorie's tart crust recipe too. It was my favorite part of this quiche (but I loved the filling too).

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  32. Happy Easter! May it be filled with lots of love, joy and chocolate!

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  33. OOOOO! Crabmeat! What a good idea. I was thinking maybe shrimp next time. Or bacon...

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  34. I love crab meat and it was a brilliant idea Kathy!

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  35. This sounds and looks delicious! A perfect quiche!

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  36. Great post, Kathy! I love your addition of crabmeat, too. It turns it into something just a touch more elegant, I think. I loved the quiche as written, too, though - so nice to have a vegetarian dish that's so satisfying.

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  37. this looks so pro, I think you need to start a catering business :)

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