Breakfast or Brunch
One of my favorite breakfast meals is Quiche Lorraine. Well, actually any kind of quiche. There are so many variables that quiche makes a great choice for your beach house vacation. And, being on vacation means perhaps you sleep in a bit more than usual. In that case, quiche makes a nice choice for breakfast or brunch. Simply dress it up with veggies or chicken or other ingredients that make it more of a hearty meal. In this blog I provide the recipe for what I call Beach House Quiche Lorraine.
Who is Lorraine?
An Internet search gives variations as to the who and why of Lorraine. According to my search results, quiche originated in either Germany or France. The medieval region of Germany, Lothringen, eventually was renamed Lorraine, thus Quiche Lorraine. Otherwise, some claim quiche originated in France and is named after the region of Lorraine. I admit my research was brief because I don’t really care where it originated. I am just happy for the myriad recipes for this tasty dish.
Cooking while on a beach vacation
I like easy quick recipes when I am on vacation. My blog carries a growing list of recipes that I like and want to pass on to guests who stay at my Sea Anemone beach home. Being in the kitchen all day is not what one wants to do while on vacation, but, when you rent a beach house with a well-equipped kitchen it only makes sense to take advantage of the opportunity to cook some meals for yourself. Another benefit is that you don’t have to get dressed up to go out, plus, you get to enjoy your meal as you watch the waves from my cozy ocean view home.
My Quiche Recipe
I found my Quiche Lorraine recipe years ago while planning for a family reunion. It has become my staple contribution when breakfast is my assigned meal at this continuing tradition (on Saturday morning after some of us hearty revelers have stayed up far too late the night before). My standby source is allrecipes and this particular one is from someone named Laundrie. I call this recipe Beach House Quiche Lorraine. I list the original recipe with my choices in parenthesis.
Beach House Quiche Lorraine
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
12 slices bacon (I use turkey bacon)
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup minced onion
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups light cream (I use fat free half and half)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Fry bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then chop coarsely. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry shell.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.
Fruit garnish makes the plate look spiffed and pretty when you serve. I always receive compliments from family and friends with this recipe.
More easy recipes while on your beach vacation
Check out my blog for other healthy (or not) recipes that are easy to prepare and yummy to eat. Some benefits of renting a beach house while on vacation are saving time driving and waiting at restaurants, saving money on restaurant meals, saving calories and just enjoying cooking for yourself. Contact me if you would like to share a recipe on my blog.
So, whether you are from medieval Lothringen in Germany or from old Lorraine of France, I trust you will enjoy this version of Quiche Lorraine.
Regards, Barbara at the Sea Anemone
I trust you will collect wonderful memories when you stay at the Sea Anemone as you visit and explore Yachats. Perfect for small families, a retreat with friends or a romantic getaway.
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