Crab Quiche is a popular dish to be served for breakfast. Crab Quiche is one of the sea-food recipes which tastes extra good when served with an onions and tomato salad. It also goes very well with extra rich and healthy quiche, mix of extra cheese, slices of bacon and salad dipped with nuts and berries. Crab quiche is a must-try dish that will not disappoint.
(Fun Fact: This dish is John Travolta’s favorite dish).
In this recipe, you will learn how to make Crab Quiche for a delicious breakfast. Crab Quiche was invented in France as Quiche is a French word. This dish can be served warm or cold and can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.
This recipe takes 10 minutes of preparation and cooking process takes 50 minutes. So, in total it takes about 1 hour to complete this recipe.
This recipe is for 8 servings, you can adjust the quantity as per your requirement.
|1.||all-purpose flour||1 1/4 cups|
|2.||cold unsalted butter||6 tablespoons|
|3.||Cold vegetable shortening||2 tablespoons|
|5.||Ice water||3 to 4 teaspoons|
|1.||king crab leg or lump crabmeat||1 lb.|
|3.||Heavy cream||2 cups|
|4.||finely chopped fresh chives||2 tablespoons|
|5.||finely chopped fresh parsley||2 tablespoons|
|6.||finely chopped fresh cilantro||2 tablespoons|
|7.||seafood seasoning||½ teaspoon|
|9.||black pepper||¼ teaspoon|
|10.||freshly grated nutmeg||1/8 teaspoon|
|11.||coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese||½ cup|
|12.||coarsely grated Swiss cheese||½ cup|
Blend the ingredients; flour, butter, shortening, and salt in a bowl with your fingertips or a pastry blender (or pulse in a food processor) just until most of mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gently stir with a fork while adding three tablespoons of ice water.
Take out the mixture and place it onto a work surface. Divide the dough into four equal portions. With a scraper, group the individual doughs and make 4-inch disks. Wrap the dough and chill it for about an hour.
Preheat the oven at around 375°F. Prepare your baking pan with a baking sheet. Place the disk/dough on the baking sheet and bake it in the oven until it turns light brown. Make sure to keep the baking pan in the middle level so that it cooks evenly on all surfaces. Take out the baked dough and let it cool for about 20 minutes.
Open the crab shell in two. Take out the crab meat and hack the meat. Throw the shell away.
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, cream, herbs, seafood seasoning, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add in the cheese and crabmeat and stir well. After it is well mixed, Pour the mixture/filling into the pre-baked pie shell.
Bake the cake for 20 to 30 minutes and turn off the oven. Let is stay in the oven for another 20 minutes to make the texture firm.
Take out your quiche and serve. This quiche can be served warm or cold as per preference.