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Julia Child’s Leek Quiche (“flamiche”)

2016-09-07

   La version Française se trouve ICI
Julia Child loved quiches, and gives us this perfect recipe for a simple and delightful quiche 

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About this recipe

Julia Child was fond of quiche. In her own words, quiche are "practically foolproof, you can invent your own combinations"

Leeks Quiche of Julia Child


 

Julia also mentions that this recipe can be easily turned into hors-d'oeuvres, by cooking this quiche in muffin pans, this will turn into mini-quiches, ideal for a party

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Everyone loves it !

Leeks Quiche of Julia Child


 
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Julia Child, we owe you respect

This is a recipe of Julia Child. I have a great respect for Julia, for the dedication to French Cuisine and her huge work to assemble the French recipes and techniques in her book

She acquired her knowledge while living in Paris and studying at the Cordon Bleu de Paris



Julia spent many years in Paris and discovered the French food, and while attending the Cordon Bleu, learned about French cuisine techniques.

When she moved back to the United States, Julia Child published her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1", a masterpiece that is still a best seller that you still can find nowadays in all bookstores in the states. What an impressive undertaking !

To purchase online, see HERE
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In fact, the book was written with two French ladies, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle

These three ladies met in Paris and started an informal school "L'école des trois gourmandes" (The School of the Three Food Lovers). Whenever Julia appeared on television, she kept the same name on a sticker on her chest.

After writing her book, Julia appeared on American television in a series called "The French Chef"
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I learned about Julia Child quite late : While living in Pasadena, I followed a couple classes at the Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, and the teachers mentioned Julia and her book (see HERE). Call it a Coincidence: Julia lived in Pasadena and studied at the Cordon Bleu (but the one in Paris)

I learned about Julia Child quite late : While I was studying classes at the Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, my teachers mentioned Julia and her book. Coincidence: Julia lived in Pasadena and studied at the Cordon Bleu (but that in Paris). Here's a photo of my mug with that house:

This house is not a museum but a private house
House of Julia Child
625 Magnolia Avenue
Pasadena, California
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Julia in Paris

And when I visited Paris, (see HERE), I had to walk by the place she had been living in Paris...
House of Julia in Paris
81, rue de l'Université
75007 Paris
France
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Le Film "Julie et Julia"

You probably saw the movie about Julia Child "Julie and Julia", starring Meryl Streep et Amy Adams

To purchase online, see HERE

The movie shows Julia's life, including her days at the Cordon Bleu Paris

The movie tells the story when Meryl Streep (Julia Child) lives in Paris and then in the States
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The house of Julia, in the movie, is not 'rue de l'université' as I told you earlier, the movie location was a bit further, and of course I had to see it as well, as I enjoyed very much the movie !
House of Julia (movie)
10, Rue de Seine
75006 Paris
France
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There are other film locations to discover while in Paris : This article talks about those places

Julia Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1" is a must-have...

To purchase online, see HERE

I initially thought the book would not be very useful, to be honest. However I changed my mind : it is very useful ! Julia captured the traditional recipes, and this information is important to us, food lovers
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The recipe is on page 151

 

Modifications to the original recipe

I modified a couple things:
  • I use a lesser quantity of

    Leeks

    : 1 ½ Cup or 200 g instead of 1 lbs...
  • I used

    White Wine

    to deglaze, for a greater taste : Julia used water instead
  • I also add

    Garlic powder

    , as the taste matches so well with leeks. Julia would agree with me, I'm sure !


 

Ingredients

Leeks Quiche of Julia Child

Pour un moule de 9.05" (or 9 1/16" or 23 cm) de diamètre (8 personnes)

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

1 ½ Cup Leeks (200 grams). This is the weight of the minced leeks, not the weight of the whole leeks !

1 teaspoon of Salt

3 Tablespoons Butter (42 grams)

½ Cup White Wine (113 grams)

 "Migaine" batter

3 Eggs. ⅓ Cup or 150 grams

1 ½ Cup Whipping Cream (340 grams)

½ teaspoon of Pepper

1 pinch of Nutmeg

4 Tablespoons Grated Cheese (28 grams)

 Optional

½ tablespoon of Garlic powder

 

For a 10.23" (or 10 15/64" or 26 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

2 Cups Leeks (255.5 grams). This is the weight of the minced leeks, not the weight of the whole leeks !

1.2 teaspoons of Salt

4 Tablespoons Butter (53.6 grams)

⅔ Cup White Wine (144.4 grams)

 "Migaine" batter

3.8 Eggs. ½ Cup or 190 grams

2 Cups Whipping Cream (434.4 grams)

0.6 teaspoon of Pepper

1 pinch of Nutmeg

⅓ Cup Grated Cheese (35.7 grams)

 Optional

0.6 tablespoon of Garlic powder

 

For a 7.87" (or 7 7/8" or 20 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

1 ¼ Cup Leeks (151.2 grams). This is the weight of the minced leeks, not the weight of the whole leeks !

0.7 teaspoon of Salt

2 Tablespoons Butter (31.7 grams)

⅓ Cup White Wine (85.4 grams)

 "Migaine" batter

2.2 Eggs. ¼ Cup or 110 grams

1 ¼ Cup Whipping Cream (257 grams)

0.3 teaspoon of Pepper

1 pinch of Nutmeg

3 Tablespoons Grated Cheese (21.1 grams)

 Optional

0.3 tablespoon of Garlic powder

 

For a 6.69" (or 6 11/16" or 17 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

¾ Cup Leeks (109.2 grams). This is the weight of the minced leeks, not the weight of the whole leeks !

0.5 teaspoon of Salt

2 Tablespoons Butter (22.9 grams)

¼ Cup White Wine (61.7 grams)

 "Migaine" batter

1.6 Eggs. 3 Tablespoons or 80 grams

¾ Cup Whipping Cream (185.7 grams)

0.2 teaspoon of Pepper

1 pinch of Nutmeg

2 Tablespoons Grated Cheese (15.2 grams)

 Optional

0.2 tablespoon of Garlic powder

 

You will need...

Steps

1. Julia Child was not using the whole length of the

Leeks

, but only the white part and the light green part

2. Once minced, keep 1 ½ Cup or 200 g

3. Discard of the dark green part, only keep the white and light green part

4. Mince the

Leeks

(1 ½ Cup or 200 g)
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5. Rince generously and dry up

6.  Sauté the

Leeks

with the

Butter

(3 Tablespoons or 42 g)

7. Stir, and cook until lightly golden

8. Deglaze with the

White Wine

(½ Cup or 113 g), and add the

Salt

, and cook, covered, until almost all the liquid has evaporated

9.  Transfer into a bowl, and place it in the refrigerator, we want the leeks to cool down before adding in the eggs
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The "migaine", the batter

10. For the batter ("migaine” ), it's as simple as adding those ingredients into a bowl and beat them : the

Eggs

(3), the

Whipping Cream

(1 ½ Cup or 340 g), the

Pepper

(½ teaspoon), the

Nutmeg

(1 pinch), the

Grated Cheese

(4 Tablespoons or 28 g), the

Garlic powder

(½ tablespoon)
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The mold

11. I used a 9.05" (or 9 1/16" or 23 cm) mold, that I buttered with a piece of cold butter

12. Roll out the Shortcrust Pastry and place into the buttered mold

13. Press the dough lightly, around the edges, and trim off the excess

14. Prick with a fork
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15. Pour the

Leeks



16. Pour the batter

17. Sprinkle the quiche with the

Grated Cheese

(4 Tablespoons or 28 g). (I like Swiss Cheese, but any other cheese like parmesan will do!)
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18.  Bake in "upper third" of pre-heated oven at 380 °F / 190 °C for

35 minutes

, or until browned

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Result

Voila!

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Bon appétit!

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The result and the pix





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FX (François-xavier) answers :
“Miam !“
 

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Comments for This Recipe

1 Comment
  1. On Sunday April 9, 2017
    Gerlinde (http://Sunnycovechef.com) wrote:
    I used to watch all her TV shows when I first came tom the United States. I love this quiche.

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Shortcrust Pastry

1 ½ Cup Leeks (200 g)

1 teaspoon of Salt

3 Tablespoons Butter (42 g)

½ Cup White Wine (113 g)

3 Eggs

1 ½ Cup Whipping Cream (340 g)

½ teaspoon of Pepper

1 pinch of Nutmeg

4 Tablespoons Grated Cheese (28 g)

½ tablespoon of Garlic powder