Gather your ingredients
Before you begin making a quiche without a recipe, gather all the necessary ingredients. The basic ingredients for a quiche typically include eggs, milk or cream, cheese, and a variety of vegetables or meats. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to add flavor to your quiche. Decide what kind of quiche you want to make and gather the ingredients accordingly. For example, if you want to make a vegetable quiche, gather vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and spinach. If you prefer a meat quiche, gather ingredients like bacon, ham, or sausage.
Prepare the crust
The next step is to prepare the crust for your quiche. If you don’t have a recipe, you can make a simple crust using store-bought pie crust or puff pastry. Roll out the crust and carefully place it in a tin or pie dish. You can press the crust against the sides of the tin and trim any excess crust that hangs over the edge. Pre-baking the crust before adding the filling can help prevent a soggy bottom. To pre-bake the crust, prick the bottom with a fork and bake it in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 10 minutes, or until it turns golden brown.
Prepare the filling
While the crust is pre-baking, prepare the filling for your quiche. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk or cream. The general rule of thumb is to use about one egg per half cup of liquid. Add salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices to the egg mixture. For a basic quiche, you can stick to salt, pepper, and maybe some dried thyme or parsley. However, feel free to get creative and experiment with different flavors. Once the egg mixture is combined, add your choice of vegetables or meats. Make sure the vegetables are cooked and drained if necessary, and the meats are cooked and chopped into small pieces. Add cheese to the filling as well – popular choices include cheddar, swiss, or feta.
Assemble and bake
Once the crust is pre-baked and the filling is prepared, it’s time to assemble your quiche. Pour the filling into the crust, making sure it is evenly distributed. Gently shake the tin or pie dish to even out the filling. Place the quiche in the oven and bake at 375°F (190°C) for approximately 30-40 minutes. The cooking time may vary depending on the size of the quiche and the oven, so keep an eye on it. The quiche is done when the filling is set and the top is golden brown.
Serve and enjoy
Once the quiche is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Quiche can be served hot, warm, or at room temperature. Cut the quiche into slices and serve it as a main course or as part of a brunch spread. Quiche can be enjoyed on its own or accompanied by a side salad or soup. Leftover quiche can be refrigerated and enjoyed for the next day’s breakfast or lunch.