Potato and Vegetable Quiche is a colorful and delicious meal in itself. Sweet and purple potatoes are layered in with eggs, leeks, fennel and seasonings that is poured over a buttery, flaky crust. The top is adorned with an eye-catching potato display. Perfect for breakfast, brunch and especially holidays like Easter.
Spring, Easter and summer) are just around the corner and I’ve created a vibrant and delicious quiche that is a perfect warmer weather dish. Served room temperature or cold, this quiche is perfectly portable so it’s great for those picnics, road trips and beach days when you need a light meal on-the-go.
Can you freeze quiche?
Yes. You can freeze before baking or freeze after baking. I suggest cut the baked quiche into slices before freezing and wrap well. Defrost in the fridge overnight.
What vegetables are good in quiche?
Pretty much all, just slice thin so they bake. Zucchini/summer squash, spinach, asparagus are all good choices.
For the quiche crust
This crust is my easy, go-to recipe that I have used in my Autumn harvest quiche and is the perfect base for any quiche. To bring flavor to the quiche, I added sweet fennel and leeks along with Parmesan cheese and a little nutmeg which is a lovely flavor enhancer to any egg dish.
Serve with a simple side salad, this dish makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner and great leftovers too for breakfast or lunch on the go that can be enjoyed at room temperature.
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To a make the pastry in a food processor add the flour and salt and butter. Pulse until you get the texture of fine breadcrumbs. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in enough cold water, you may not use it all, until it forms a ball and immediately stop.
To make the pastry by hand: Add the flour, salt and butter to a large bowl. Using your fingertips (or a pastry cutter) rub the butter and flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Drizzle in the water and mix using a fork until the it starts to come together and holds together when pressed in your hand. You may not need all of the water.
Remove the dough and knead a little on a floured board until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
For the filling
Add the potato slices to a large pan of boiling water and cook for 2 minutes, drain and lay out onto a towel to dry.
Remove the pastry from the refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface, 1-inch larger than the quiche pan.
Roll the pastry over the rolling pin, lift and place into a 9-inch round tart pan pressing the bottom firmly and the sides allowing the pastry to hang over the sides, do not trim. Do not stretch dough or it will shrink in the oven.
Poke holes all over the bottom of the pastry using a fork. Lay a sheet of parchment paper over the pastry and fill the center with dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
While the crust bakes, add the eggs, milk, nutmeg, cheese, salt, pepper, fennel and leek to a bowl, whisk to combine.
Remove the crust from the oven, remove the parchment paper and beans. Trim the excess crust from over the edges to make it look pretty.
Return the crust back to the oven, uncovered for 5 more minutes until it start to brown. Remove from the oven and allow the crust to cool for a couple of minutes.
Arrange the potato slices inside the pastry, saving 40 slices for the top, and pour in the egg mixture so it comes almost to the top of the pastry edge. Arrange more potato slices on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the eggs are set.
Allow the quiche to sit for 15 minutes before slicing.
6 Comments on “Potato and Vegetable Quiche”
Those colourful potatoes are just perfect for Spring.
I love cooking with purple potatoes! One of the few purple foods that retains its color after cooking!
Janette this veggies tart is so colorful and pretty. Love how you have arranged them. Perfect!!
Love the colour of this quiche! I have yet to see purple potatoes at my grocery store, but I’m sure they’re there somewhere. And your crust looks absolutely perfect.
Love the colour of this quiche! And your crust looks absolutely perfect.
I love how colorful this veggie tart is! It looks gorgeous and delicious 🙂