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Deep leek and potato quiche


Deep leek and potato quiche
The French make a "tourte" that is smaller and deeper than a normal quiche. This recipe makes the most of this difference: it has plenty of texture and flavour, with bacon, potatoes, leeks, two different cheeses, and an egg and cream filling poured over.
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Last modified on: June 23th 2019

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48 min.5 min.43 min.1 hour 36 min.
Keeping: A day or two ing the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 7 min.
Deep leek and potato quiche : Photo of step #1
We'll be using a deep 8 inch (20 cm) dessert ring, rather than a tin or mould for this quiche.

Roll out 300 g Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) to the size of the ring + the height of the sides.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Deep leek and potato quiche : Photo of step #2
Sit the ring on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Line the ring with the pastry, leaving the excess hanging over the edge, and put to wait in the fridge.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Slice 250 g cooked potatoes.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 6 min.
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Grate 40 g Comté cheese and 40 g Cheddar cheese.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Prepare the quiche filling by mixing together 150 ml milk, 150 ml liquid cream, 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks, plus salt and pepper, in a bowl with a whisk.

Set aside.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Prepare 1 leek and chop finely.

Do the same with 1 spring onion (scallion).

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 8 min.
Deep leek and potato quiche : Photo of step #7
Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a frying pan on high heat. When good and hot, add 200 g small pieces of bacon.

Fry until nicely browned, then transfer to a plate, leaving the fat in the pan. Put the pan back on the heat.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Add the chopped onion and cook in the bacon fat for 1 minute.

Stage 9 - 4 min.
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Add the leek, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the leek becomes translucent.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Then add the bacon...

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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...and the sliced potatoes. Mix well.

Turn off the heat.

Stage 12 - 4 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Take the pastry case in its ring, now very cold, out of the fridge, and trim off any excess pastry.

Prick all over the bottom of the pastry with a fork.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Deep leek and potato quiche : Photo of step #13
Fill with the vegetable and bacon mixture.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
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Scatter the grated cheese evenly over the top.

Stage 15 - 2 min.
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And pour over the quiche filling mixture.

Stage 16 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
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Leave to cool for 5 minutes before slipping off the ring and use the paper to help slide the quiche onto its serving plate.

Stage 18
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Slice into portions to suit your own and your guests' appetites.

Remarks

If spring onions are out of season, use a normal onion. In this case, add a touch of green, if possible, with some chopped parsley at Step 10.

For the two cheeses, if you don't have Comté or Cheddar, use another cheese of your choice, but preferably a hard-paste type, with a strong flavour, such as Parmesan or mature mimolette.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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