French Fridays with Dorie: Mushroom and shallot quiche

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Mushroom and Shallot Quiche, p 162) was a gift. So easy, so tasty and I just happened to have some leftover whole-wheat pastry in the fridge needing to be used up! Add to that, the fact that I most always have mushrooms, shallots, eggs, cream and cheese on hand and it’s an easy dish to whip up even on a weeknight.  We tend to eat a lot of quiches in the fall and winter because I always end up with a weird collection of leftover veggies from our organic delivery box and quiche is a great vessel for bits and pieces of vegetables!

This was earthy and autumnal. A wonderful warm hug of a lunch on a chilly day. A quick hearty dinner when gently re-heated. And actually the perfect post-Hallowe’en breakfast to counter all that candy, for that matter.  Now I am no longer scared of pie-crust pastry, there will be no stopping me. All quiche all the time. Well, maybe not but it wouldn’t be so bad would it?

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30 Responses to French Fridays with Dorie: Mushroom and shallot quiche

  1. Liz November 2, 2012 at 07:25 #

    Yours looks fabulous, Mardi! I could eat quiche every day, too 🙂 Happy weekend, my friend~

  2. Ann Mah November 2, 2012 at 10:55 #

    I love your savory free-form galettes, Mardi. And mushrooms are perfect for autumn. You’re inspiring me to whip up a batch of pâte brisée for my freezer…

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes November 2, 2012 at 11:08 #

    I have seen a few of this mushroom quiche, every single one is so different, yet all the same: DELICIOUS. Love how rustic and beautiful yours looks.

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen November 2, 2012 at 11:53 #

    It looks fabulous, and whole wheat pastry should make us feel a bit healthy! jaja, with all the cream and butter I doubt it. Have a great weekend Mardi!

  5. Sara November 2, 2012 at 12:20 #

    All quiche all the time certainly sounds like a good thing to me. Especially if the quiche is going to look so delicious! It has a beautiful, autumny look to it. Very nice!

  6. Eileen November 2, 2012 at 12:56 #

    I love quiche, but always hate the idea of putzing about with crust. When I actually DO it, it’s not so bad, though. I need to suck it up and devote a Saturday to stockpiling crusts in the freezer. Your quiche looks great! I’m having mine for dinner tonight.

  7. Rose November 2, 2012 at 14:17 #

    I love quiche and would make it much more often if it didn’t involve making the dreaded crust. I swear, one of these days I’ll get the hand of it. I agree with Eileen, I just need to do a whole bunch at once. But yours looks delicious, and whole wheat crust no less, almost sounds healthy!

  8. Geraldine Saucier November 2, 2012 at 17:48 #

    Beautiful quiche:) Need to get busy and make this one.

  9. Betsy November 2, 2012 at 20:16 #

    This is definitely going to be a favorite. I love quiche and this combo was stellar. I’ll have to try whole wheat crust some time. I sounds like it goes well with autumn vegetables. I also like to make quiche to use up random vegetables. It’s so flexible. Have a great weekend!

  10. Cher November 3, 2012 at 07:08 #

    Ah – having a crust on hand already was a gift indeed 🙂 I love it when a dose of easy comes my way…

  11. Nana November 3, 2012 at 08:24 #

    This was a wonderful recipe, Hubby and I really liked the flavor of the mushroom and shallot.
    I like your idea of using bits and pieces of veggies, just add cheese and voila, a lovely
    quiche is the result. Your quiche turned out beautiful. Thank you for your thoughts about
    Tricia and I during the hurricane. As Tricia mentioned, we truly had no damage, thank
    god. Have a great weekend.

  12. Candy November 3, 2012 at 12:34 #

    Your quiche looks terrific. I agree, the flavors were perfect for right now. Then again, quiche is always good.

  13. Mary Hirsch November 3, 2012 at 18:02 #

    You are the second FFWD Post where I read that whole wheat pastry was the dough of choice. A healthy choice that is a good idea. I liked this recipe also – ate the whole quiche myself over a period of only two days. Oink. Oink. Loved your description of a quiche, “A wonderful warm hug of a lunch on a chilly day.” Nice.

  14. sanya November 4, 2012 at 05:53 #

    Looks wonderful!

  15. Maggie November 5, 2012 at 09:42 #

    All quiche all the time – I’m on board! 🙂

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