Julia Child Birthday Quiche

Did you know Aug. 15th is Julia Child’s birthday?  Colleagues & fans fondly recall her keen sense of humor, passion for French wine, great food & authentic gusto for life. We’re paying tribute to the author, chef, journalist & television personality with one of her favorite dishes, quiche. Bon anniversaire Julia! 4-5 servings.

Simple Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cups diced spring mushrooms
  • ¼ cup sliced yellow onions
  • ½ glove garlic minced
  • ½ cup cubed pancetta or thick cut prosciutto
  • ¾ cup sharp, cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/3 cup milk, (we used nonfat)
  • 1 9-inch prebaked pie crust shell, (we were short on time)
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper

Easy Directions:

  1. Prebake pie crust shell according to directions, set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms to pan, cook until moisture is released, approx. 6 minutes.
  4. Add cubed pancetta, minced garlic& onions to pan, sauté until golden do not overcook.
  5. Season with pepper, remove from pan & set aside.
  6. In a mixing bowl, beat cream, milk & eggs, season with pepper & a touch of sea salt.
  7. Sprinkle half the cheese in baked pie crust, distribute mushroom, pancetta & onion mixture evenly over crust.
  8. Add cream, milk & egg mixture over vegetables & pancetta, sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over the top.
  9. Bake until mixture sets & browns at the edges, approx. 20 minutes. Let quiche cool 10-15 minutes.
  10. Slice, serve & enjoy with Villa Graziella Toscano IGT Rosato rosé wine.

Click here for the inspiration recipe! 

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