Ham green onion quiche is one of the things that’s always in my fridge from Spring until Autumn. Quiche just seems to be a staple food. It’s easy to cook and is great as part of a main meal, or just on it’s own for a quick snack. It’s a brilliant go-to food and if you don’t have time to make your own pastry – just use frozen or a packet mix.
I have just discovered the joys of making my own pastry and this one is super flaky and very delicious. The secret is to use more lard than butter. After weeks of perfecting, I discovered that the key is 75% lard to 25% butter and spending as much time as you can crumbing the fat with the flour. I’ve been spending a lot of time practicing pastry and it has finally paid off. It’s worth investing the extra time and effort if you can. There’s nothing quite so satisfying as a perfect pastry base!
This recipe is great for picnic lunches, al fresco dining in the garden or straight from the fridge before the kids scoff the lot! It’s easy to eat, it’s very moreish and one slice just isn’t enough for anyone who takes a bite. It can also be adapted with ease for vegetarians. Just substitute the ham for a meat free ham. If you’re not a fan of meat free meats, you can use another vegetable (rocket and asparagus both work well) or you can add an extra type of cheese. Double Gloucester or a mature Cheddar cheese both work brilliantly.
Are you a quiche lover? What are your favourite fillings?
Let me know in the comments below and I just might bake one!