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Quiche of Bacon and Leeks

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Ingredients
  Short crust pastry 1⁄4 Pound
  Shortcrust pastry 1⁄4 Pound (100 gram)
For filling
  Leeks 1 Pound (450 gram)
  Bacon rashers 1⁄4 Pound
  Lean bacon rashers 1⁄4 Pound (100 gram)
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 gram)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste, milled
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Eggs 2
  Cream 1⁄4 Pint (1 1/2 deciliter)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 375°F, 190°C or Gas No. 5
2) Trim the end of leeks and discard outer damaged leaves.
3) Cut green leaves to within 1 inch of the white part.
4) Tear open the leeks and rinse under running cold water.
5) Shred finely.
6) Trim the rinds of bacon rashers and cut.

MAKING
7) Roll pastry out to a circle little larger than an 8-inch (20-cm) quiche tin or flan ring set on a baking tray.
8) Line with the pastry and trim the edges.
9) Keep aside.
10) In a frying pan melt butter and add bacon. Stir.
11) Add the shredded leeks and mix.
12) Sprinkle salt, pepper, and mix. Cover with lid.
13) Decrease the heat and saute for 20 minutes until leeks are soft.
14) Take off from heat and fill leek and bacon mixture into prepared pastry case.
15) Do not add juices from the pan.
16) Gently add eggs and cream.
17) Pour it over the leek and bacon mixture.
18) Place at the center of oven and bake for 40 minutes.

SERVING
19) Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Bacon
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 294 Calories from Fat 128

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.8%

Saturated Fat 6.9 g34.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 99.4 mg33.1%

Sodium 288.9 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g9.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.6%

Sugars 10.4 g

Protein 11 g22.8%

Vitamin A 31.1% Vitamin C 15.2%

Calcium 9.8% Iron 10.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Quiche Of Bacon And Leeks Recipe