Bacon, Asparagus, and Asiago Quiche–French Fridays with Dorie

by cakeduchess on May 20, 2011 · 31 comments

I’m a little late. I’m usually on time or early for every thing. Usually. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration.

All my clocks and watch are set 10 minutes fast so I arrive on time.

That gives me 10 extra minutes to have a little more coffee. A little more time to snuggle with the kids.

I missed last Friday’s French Friday’s with Dorie Bacon and Spinach Quiche. I really wanted to make it because it looked wonderful. I didn’t have any bacon and I didn’t have any excuse to go to back to the grocery store to get some. If I went just for bacon, I’d leave with more things I don’t need like: chocolate, marshmallow cream, Nutella. Nutella I do really need and I’m still out of it. It’s been very difficult resisting Nutella. I’m resisting until at least I can start exercising again.Winking smile

I bought the asparagus and bacon for this week’s salad: Bacon and Eggs and Asparagus Salad.
I really like Dorie. She has a salad that has a name that begins with Bacon. She has a rockin’ quiche that begins with BACON!

Then I studied the recipe a little better and realized the best part of the salad is that the runny yolk becomes a second sauce in the salad. I will make the salad with my leftover asparagus, but with hard-boiled eggs.  I couldn’t do runny eggs as it would have given me a tummy ache. I can only eat eggs very well cooked.Smile

I thought it was my time to try out Dorie’s quiche recipe. I’m so glad I did! Her tart recipe is just perfect. I will be making all different kinds of quiche with her tart dough. It’s flaky and it’s just the perfect consistency for a savory or sweet filling. I used Dorie’s recipe for the filling, I just changed the spinach with asparagus and added Asiago.Smile

We had this quiche for dinner last night with a mixed organic salad. I was hoping to have a piece for lunch the next day. Then my neighbor came over with his pet squirrel. Pebbles is cool. I’ve never seen a domesticated squirrel before. She was cool till she jumped on me and her itty bitty claws are razor sharp. I jumped and spooked her. Eric, my neighbor, ate the last piece of the quiche while this fiasco was happening.

Her tart recipe is just perfect. I will trying different kinds of quiche with her tart dough. It’s flaky and it’s just the perfect consistency for a savory or sweet filling.
First I fried up my delicious bacon! I used the Applewood brand made without nitrates. It’s really good! Next, I sautéed my asparagus with onions.
I rolled out the dough and added it to my tart pan. I then prepared my egg/cream mixture.
I added chunks of Asiago to the tart. They sell this Asiago at Costco for about $10. We ate a little too much of this cheese last month when my in-laws were here. They like to eat a plate of pasta and then finish it off with the best cheeses and homemade bread. I’m not complaining.
And here was my sweet little quiche ready for the oven right before I sprinkled on the crumbled bacon.
I’m sure you are wondering where is this delicious recipe! I would be wondering too.SmileThe group that participates with French Fridays with Dorie doesn’t post the recipes and we encourage you to join the fun here!

Check out the links to everyone’s quiches from last week over here!

Here’s what’s been on my mind these days: I didn’t make it to Blogher Food this year. I really wish I could’ve gone. Lauren and Scotty are the finalists in American Idol. I liked Haley and her raspy voice and sassy attitude. The weather’s been gorgeous here this week. I’ve been dreaming about running again. Since I still can’t run,  I ate the most amazing cheeseburger at Hamburger Heaven today. And onion rings. OH! And some fries.

And lots of bacon. More than I should have. Smile

How about you?? What’s NEWSmile?

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

kitchenarian May 20, 2011 at 2:48 am

What a great idea to make it with asparagus. This was such a great recipe. We really enjoyed it in our house.


Marnely Rodriguez May 20, 2011 at 2:53 am

Can I just say I LOVE that you said bacon 6 times and added “runny egg” to the mix! This tart looks delicious, you did a gorgeous job as always! xoxo


Pacheco Patty May 20, 2011 at 4:04 am

Looks wonderful, next time I’ll try it with asparagus;-)


Sue May 20, 2011 at 5:01 am

I love quiche, and with ingredients like this, how could you go wrong? :) Your quiche looks beautiful!


Dulce Dough May 20, 2011 at 7:41 am

It has been so long since I have made quiche! Your post makes me so hungry for it.


Foodiva May 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

Using the same ingredients, I see you’ve killed two birds with one stone. How clever of you, Lora! So glad you’ve posted about this quiche because now it’s inspired me to try it with asparagus next :-). Hope you’re feeling better and will start running again soon!


A Thought For Food May 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

Your right… this just look like the perfect quiche. And you did such a fantastic job making it!


Pretend Chef May 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

First of all… where are the photos of the bacon? Haha! On second thought, thank you for not adding those ones. I’d be drooling all over the keyboard. This looks amazing. Yummy! Just wanted to invite you to enter for a giveaway on my blog. Check it out at:


Christy May 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I am seeing this suspicious quiche appearing on a lot of blogs; hehe, and I know, thanks to French Fridays with Dorie:) I like the idea of how asparagus spruced up yours, and looks like a lot of hard work too! May be a breeze to you though, LOL, but it turned out so good:D


Cher May 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Very pretty – love how nicely your crust came out.
And the domestic squirrel – that is just too much! Maybe it was a plan by the neighbor to get to the quiche. I missed AI last night – sad that Haley didn’t make it…


Jan May 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Your neighbor has a pet squirrel? Hmmm….
Quiche looks awesome. And I love that you added asparagus in with the bacon and cheese. Yum!


The Mom Chef May 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I’m not sure which I’m in love with more; this quiche or the salad that has the runny eggs (which I love).

I hope you’re doing ok. When will you be able to start exercising again? Is it normal that you can’t yet? Not set-backs or anything?

Regarding bacon, I honestly think Paula Deen has it wrong saying everything better with butter. Everything really is better with bacon. Think about it; just smelling it makes people smile. :)


The Vanilla Bean Baker May 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Beautiful quiche! Amazes me how you get your entire quiche out of that pan without breaking it!


Roxan May 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Beautiful quiche, Lora :) I have to say, I think my favorite part is the beautiful crust! All of it looks absolutely delicious though.

I bet dinners at your house are so fun… A delicious meal followed by some bread and cheese? Count me in!


Kathy May 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I think a bacon and asparagus quiche sounds wonderful and looks delicious! Beautiful quiche!


Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite May 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Sounds like you are on the road to recovery :) I loved this quiche and how versatile it is and I really like the changes you made to the recipe! HAppy weekend Lora!


Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow May 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Oh yum! That looks so delicious!

Reply May 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Lovely, Lora! I made Dorie’s quiche today too, couldn’t find asparagus for today’s salad so I went with chinese bacon & green onion filling :)


Carolyn May 20, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Mmm, Lora, looks wonderful. I’m glad you got a chance to make this after all!


Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } May 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

It has been a while since I have made quiche – you have inspired me! Yours looks delish!!!

Reply May 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

With asparagus and asiago?! Awesome!

Pet squirrel?? They exist? I don’t like squirrels..they’re so mean and selfish. :)


sheila @ Elements May 21, 2011 at 6:51 am

Looks so good! I’ll have to try making this sometime. I know we would love it! :)


Elin May 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

Lora. my book – Around My French Table , have not arrived yet but I know I am going to love it already. I have tried out her French Apple Cake. It was fabulous :) Your Quiche looks great and I cant wait to try it out. I am Dorie’s fan too :)

Have a nice day,


Lizzy May 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

Wow, your quiche is perfection…love the delicious browning on top….mmmmmmm. That Asiago looks fabulous, too. And I’m with you on the eggs in our salad this week :)

Happy weekend, Lora~


Jeannie May 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

Oh my! But that quiche certainly looks delicious! I must try baking quiche one of these days!


Foodafok May 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm
blackbookkitchendiaries May 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

this looks so pretty Lora:)love the addition of bacon in here!! yummy:) i know my family would love this dish.


Gourmantine May 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

What a lovely quiche, I’m drooling over all the ingredients! Yum! :)


franca May 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

how wonderful, I already got hungry, talented,


alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

omg yum!!


Elle June 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Beautiful quiche! I adore quiche-it’s such a nice, light meal with a salad. Asiago is a great addition!

Pet squirrel, you say? Wow, he must be cute, except for the shapr claws. Does he keep it on a leash?


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