Wild garlic, spinach and Gruyère AOP quiche

30' 45'

The word quiche probably has its origins from “Küche” in the French Lorrain dialect, which means ‘tarte’ or ‘galette’. Our German neighbours call it “Kuchen” for “gateau”. One finds the first mention of the term ‘quiche’ in March 1605, at the hospital in Nancy. The original composition of this quiche was the same as that of the quiche Lorraine. It consisted of a savoury pie with a pie crust filled with what is called ‘migaineou royale’ (composed of eggs, crème fraîche seasoned with pepper, ground nutmeg and smoked bacon lardons).

The big question remains whether the term quiche, which seems to be a catch-all to include many different recipe methods, is in fact the correct term. It’s difficult to say if its etymology comes directly from Lorraine. Upon reflection, the term quiche seems to have been generalised justifiably. But the most important thing is that it tastes good!

Ingredients for



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  • 1
    puff pastry dough
  • 45 g
    fresh spinach
  • 2 g
    wild garlic
  • 0.16 dl
    crème fraîche
  • 1
  • 45 g
    Gruyère AOP
  • +
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • +
    salt and pepper


  1. Pre-cook the pastry shell at 160°C for 30 minutes. (Blind bake) 
  2. Grate the Gruyère AOP.
  3. Steam  or rapidly sautée the spinach until it’s wilted and can easily be added to the quiche.
  4. Combine all the ingredients starting with the liquids and finishing with the Gruyère AOP. 
  5. Add the mixture to the pre-cooked pastry shell.
  6. Bake the quiche at 200°C until it attains the desired colour.
  7. Can be eaten cold or warm.

Delicious to know

If you would like a ‘lighter’ quiche, replace the cream with milk.

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