Crab Quiche

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.


For pastry,

S. NoIngredientQuantity
1.all-purpose flour1 1/4 cups
2.cold unsalted butter6 tablespoons
3.Cold vegetable shortening2 tablespoons
4.salt1/4 teaspoon
5.Ice water3 to 4 teaspoons

For Fillings,

S. No.IngredientsQuantity
1.king crab leg or lump crabmeat1 lb.
2.Large eggs4
3.Heavy cream2 cups
4.finely chopped fresh chives2 tablespoons
5.finely chopped fresh parsley2 tablespoons
6.finely chopped fresh cilantro2 tablespoons
7.seafood seasoning½ teaspoon
8.salt½ teaspoon pepper¼ teaspoon
10.freshly grated nutmeg1/8 teaspoon
11.coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese½ cup
12.coarsely grated Swiss cheese½ cup


Making pastry:

Step 1.

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.

Step 2.

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.

Step 3.

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.

Make filling:

Open the crab shell in two. Take out the crab meat and hack the meat. Throw the shell away.

Step 2.

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.

Step 3.

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.