Sunday, May 12, 2013

Vidalia Onion Quiche

This in an adaption of Julia Child's Onion Quiche recipe.
There are alot of onions in this recipe.  But as you know, Vidalia onions are so sweet.
One of my Mom's favorite.

Vidalia Onion Quiche

5 cups chopped Vidalia onions
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 Tbsp. canola oil
2 large eggs
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 cup shredded Swiss or Fontina Cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesean Cheese
1 partially baked pie crust
Cook the onions in a heavy skillet with butter and oil over very low heat, add thyme sprig and  stir occasionally until they are extremely tender and beginning to caramelize.

Sprinkle the onions with the flour, mix well and cook slowly for 2 to 3 minutes.  Cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with cream and seasoning until blended.  Mix in the onions and half of the Swiss or Fontina cheese.  Pour the egg mixture into the pie shell.

Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  Place on a rack in the middle of the oven.  Bake until the 
quiche has
puffed and browned, 30 to 35 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature with a simple salad.
Spring Salad
Whisk together 4 Tbsp. olive oil, 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp. honey.
Season with salt and black pepper.
Toss vinaigrette with Spring Salad Mix and 1/2 cup
chopped toasted walnuts just before serving.

Don't forget to add a pretty flower to make the dish extra special.
I only wish this had a bit more filling.  You may want to double the ingredients, but it has plenty of onions!


  1. This sounds like a great treat Patti! Happy Mother's Day-enjoy:@)

  2. Beautiful tribute to your mother. Your quiche looks gorgeous and I know it has to taste good because it's a Julia Child recipe!

  3. I made Julia Childs quiche lorraine for today. Gosh her quiches are just the best! I can't wait to try this vidalia onion version.

  4. What a marvelous photo of your mom! And your quiche looks incredible!!!

  5. Wow! Your quiche sounds amazing! Love carmalized onions!! Happy Mother's Day!!

  6. I´ve had a vidalia onion tart clipped for decades (really) and the truth is, I didn´t know what they tasted like since I never found them here. Now I know they´re sweet! I can only imagine how amazing this quiche is!

  7. I love vidalia onions, and they're perfect in a quiche. I need to be on the lookout for some here. Your quiche looks fantastic!!

  8. What a lovely poem! I love vidalia onions (actually, I love all onions), so I know I would love this.

  9. OMG yes for the onions! I know someone who's a mother-in-waiting who's CRAVING onions right now, she'll love this

  10. Wow, that is beautiful and is making my mouth water. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

  11. What a beautiful poem, Patti. Thanks for sharing the photo of your mom - she was a stunner! I love quiche and this version looks incredible. I need to find some vidalia onions so that I can make this!

  12. Beautiful! I made pretty much the exact same quiche yesterday, but I added bacon for the gruffy old men in my family that wanted to turn up their noses at the idea of "quiche" :)

  13. This version of quiche sounds delicious, and your pictures make me want to pick it right up and eat it! Loved the poem, as well!

  14. That looks luscious! I used to make an onion quiche and now you are making me crave it! Great recipe for #SundaySupper!

  15. Yummm. I don't get to have quiche very often, and I love the sound of your recipe! Bring on the onions, please!

  16. Vidalia onions are my favorite onion too! Perfect choice for this quiche. It's something I am sure lots of moms would enjoy.


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