Easy French Tuna & Potato Quiche

A culinary break from all the land hunting stories. Segue..I have been enjoying belly dancing and zumba classes for the last few months. Even when I was in the Philippines, I joined a zumba class held at a gym-converted garage a few blocks away from home with a really cool and friendly group. I walked most mornings to get there.  For tonight's dinner, after a really strenuous workout, I'd love a fresh quiche with greens. I got this recipe from my husband and I jazzed it up a little bit.  Here goes:




Easy French Tuna & Potato Quiche

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack of Pâte brisée / ready-made short crust pastry dough
  • 1 can of tuna in brine, drained.
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Crème Fraîche / heavy cream
  • 3 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions / shallots
  • 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 medium sized potato boiled
  • 1 cup Emmental / Gruyere Cheese, grated
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Tools:
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Pie Baking Dish
  • Fork, Spoon
  • Scissors (to cut the parchment attached to the pie crust following the outline of the baking dish)


Preparation:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees F / 180 Degrees C


  • Set the pie crust on a baking dish and puncture with a fork. Allow to bake for a few minutes until the dough slightly dries and take it out of the oven.
  • Boil potato in salted water until tender and mash. (I'm re-using a left over baked potato.)

  • Beat the eggs and the cream together in a mixing bowl. Season with salt (be generous) and grind pepper. Add the mustard, shallots/onions, parsley, and lemon juice to the mixture.

  • Evenly spread the drained tuna and potato on the pie crust and sprinkle 1/2 cup grated cheese.

  • On top of the filling, slowly pour in the cream mixture and make sure they're even and top it with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

  • Serve with a salad in vinaigrette dressing.


Bon Appetit!
Love and light,
Arni


{P.S. The crust is slightly burnt and I used a cheap short crust pastry dough. Better luck next time :)}

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9 comments

  1. That looks really delicious, Arni! I'm feeling so hungry after reading this post. I love quiches, so I might try your recipe qhen I finally have an oven ... hopefully in my next flat :)

    It is really hot in the Netherlands right now, around 35ºC, I think, so I will probably enjoy something lighter thie evening.

    Have a wonderful evening :)
    xoxo Irene

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  2. It really looks delicious Arni, you made me hungry, and taking into account that I had dinner fifteen minutes ago it's a miracle.
    I will try the recipe some of this days and let you know.
    By the way you have to have a strong inner force to keep working out that hard, I wish I could be like that but I'm too lazy for sport.
    Huge kisses

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  3. hi Arni!

    I just baked quiche today ;)
    next time i'll post how to make pasta brisée.. its quite easy you can make it at home ;)
    but this recipe looks good also!!!

    take care dear!
    xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

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  4. That looks delicious! Those are great step-by-step photos!

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  5. I am one of those people that put anything and everything in a quiche so I love the look of this - with a bit of salad on the side, it would make the perfect mid-week meal for us!

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  6. This seems simple yet delicious! Excited to try it. I wish I'd have the time this weekend.

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  7. Wow! Bon Appetit! And I really admire your exercise regime! I've been terrible.. yet again. sigh sigh. I don't know if I'll ever get back to my routine. I think when I'm stressed at work, I shut down at home. It's such a terrible cycle I'm in. Hope to bounce back soon...

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  8. You don't understand I love quiche!
    First time I ever tried it was in Monaco and it was amazing.
    Lovely recipe.

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  9. that's seems brilliantly nom nom, sweet sister!

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