French Courgette (Zucchini) Quiche

Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is another good way to use up all that summer-time abundance of zucchini. This quiche is served hot.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place zucchini on a piece of foil and sprinkle with salt. Set aside for 30 minute.
  2. Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry in a heavy skillet until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F
  4. In the same pan using either the remaining drippings OR the butter mentioned in the ingredient list, saute the onions for 5-10 min until tender and golden.
  5. Squeeze the zucchini dry and add to the onion in the pan, along with the flour.Heat 1 minute.
  6. Spread half of the cheese and the bacon over the bottom of the pie shell.
  7. Lightly beat the eggs with a wire whisk. Add the half and half and pepper. Stir well and add zucchini mixture.
  8. Place pie shell on a cookie sheet.
  9. Carefully pour custard mixture into pie shell.
  10. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bacon.
  11. Bake on center shelf for 15 minutes.
  12. Reduce heat to 350F and continue baking 20-25 minutes more, or until the top is puffed and brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Remove from oven and slide carefully onto wire rack to cool 5-10 minute to let set. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

This was really good - attested to by DH who ate 1/2 of the quiche by himself LOL. I actually made 2 quiches out of this recipe as my pie crusts were small - I filled one and still had a little less than 1/2 of the custard left, so I decided to divvy it up between 2 pie shells since I had them. This baked up beautifully - nice and golden on top and very moist on the inside. I did substitute about 2 tablespoons of Hormel Peppered Crumbled Bacon because I was pressed for time and didn't want to cook bacon, and I doubled the onion (personal preference), but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Really nice recipe, and I got double for my trouble !! Thanks for posting - made for ZWT8 - France, and the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys.

FloridaNative July 25, 2012