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Sauerkraut Quiche

Sauerkraut Quiche
Sauerkraut Quiche
[ source: German Cookbooks]

Serves: 4 persons

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Easy-to-make quiche that features the German staple of sauerkraut.

Quiche is an oven-baked dish made with eggs and milk or cream in a pastry crust. Usually, the pastry shell is blind-baked before the other ingredients are added. Other ingredients such as cooked chopped meat, vegetables, or cheese are often added to the egg mixture before the quiche is baked. Quiche is generally an open pie (i.e. it does not include a pastry covering), but may include an arrangement of tomato slices or pastry off-cuts for a decorative finish. Quiche may be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, depending on local customs and personal tastes.

[ source: wikipedia ]


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 3/4 lb. leeks
  • 1 can sauerkraut (14 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil (vegetable or olive)
  • 8 oz. ham (diced)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • nutmeg, salt and pepper


Sprinkle the flour on a countertop, place the puff pastry on top and let it thaw for 40 minutes. Stir the sour cream into whipping cream and set aside. Cut the leeks into 1/2” slices, wash thoroughly and set on a paper towel to dry. Place the sauerkraut in a sieve and let it drain. After 30 minutes, place the drained leeks and sauerkraut in a frying pan with the oil and sauté for 8-10 minutes. Stir in the ham and turn down the heat. Unfold the thawed pastry sheet on the floured countertop and roll it out to about 10” X 10” square. Line a greased quiche pan (9 1/2” X 2”) with it, making sure the pastry is all the way up the sides. Pour the sauerkraut mixture into the pan spreading it evenly. Beat 3 eggs with the whipping cream mixture, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and pour evenly over the sauerkraut mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 400° for 30-40 minutes. Serve with a salad.

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