Ah, Mr. Hitchock. There is much debate about this quiche recipe. Hitch famously disliked eggs, but what is a quiche lorraine without eggs? Um, ham and some milk in a pastry case?
Methinks perhaps it was raw eggs that gave him the heeby-jeebies but he liked them when cooked up like this.
I expect it was Alma who rustled up this quiche rather than Hitch himself…
When I spotted a teaser in last month’s Delicious Magazine that Kay & Fred’s Movie Night would feature this recipe, I was hoping the film suggestion would be Strangers on A Train, my favourite Hitchock.
I’d forgotten that a quiche actually features in To Catch a Thief so it’s a perfect match!
I love Cary Grant’s balcony spot for al fresco dining in this movie. He’s a perfect host, plying his guest with booze and quiche made by his housekeeper.
I’ve tackled this recipe before, once serving it up on a very memorable day in Gaby & Paul’s garden at the seaside in Westcliff. I miss those guys…
Everyone loves a homemade quiche I find… My chums at work loved this one, although I have to admit, if it is quiche I am craving, I do have a special place in my heart for Anne Baxter’s Genuine Swiss Quiche. It’s a prize-winner!
Hitch’s recipe appears in 5 different recipe collections here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers, this one is the prettiest. I love the illustrations in this book, published in 1958. Interestingly, this version contains Swiss cheese, Kay’s version in Delicious was cheese-free…
And here is my chum Nathalie, cooking up Hitch’s quiche in a lovely video.
I served the quiche to me, myself and I with a Grace Kelly Caesar Salad – what else?!
Next month’s Delicious Magazine hasn’t flopped through the letterbox yet, but I know what the movie is because a hint was dropped about Sugarpuss O’Shea. I cannot wait!
Thanks for the fun Alfred Hitchcock quiche recipe-I’ll look forward to making it! I usually swear by “Opie’s Row of Spinach Quiche” from “Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook”, but this recipe (and Anne Baxter’s) looks really good.
By the way, whenever I read your posts, I wish you lived nearby so I could share a classic film and film star recipe with you!
Thank you again for posting!
Aw Amy, this comment has made my day! You are welcome at Silver Screen Suppers Towers any time! Come to London!
I totally recommend both of these quiches – in fact, I am so hungry I think I could eat one of each right now!
I love the recipe title ‘Opies Row of Spinach Quiche” – who was Opie I wonder?!
Opie Taylor was little, 6 year old Ron Howard’s character on the Andy Griffith Show 😉