New Mexico Quiche Lorraine

New Mexico Quiche Lorraine is full of bacon, Swiss cheese, and, of course, New Mexico green chilies.There’s no flour in the filling, so if you make it without a crust, it’s gluten-free.

New Mexico Quiche Lorraine can be gluten-free!

Pretty much any quiche is firm enough to make in a pie plate without a crust and can be gluten-free. A crustless quiche may “weep,” or have a little liquid at the bottom of the quiche because there’s no flour crust to absorb the liquid.

To remove the excess liquid, cut the first slice of the quiche and remove it from the pie plate. Tip the pie plate a bit and set it on something, like a dinner knife, just to hold it at a slant. The excess liquid will gather in the space where the piece was removed. Let it sit for a few minutes, then remove the excess liquid with a paper towel.

how to use New Mexico green chilies

Outside of New Mexico, most people can get canned green chilies in the Mexican food section of the grocery store. In New Mexico, we can also buy them frozen in large tubs. To use those, thaw the chile and drain it well. You’ll want to have 4 ounces of chile for this recipe for New Mexico Quiche Lorraine, not including any liquid. Make sure the chilies are well-drained.

We prefer Hatch green chile! In New Mexico, we can also buy fresh green chilies and have them roasted at the grocery store. You have to peel the chilies and remove the seeds, which is a lot of work. But the flavor and smell of fresh-roasted chile is truly amazing.

If you can’t get green chile in your grocery store, you can order it online. Amazon and other online stores can ship it directly to you. We suggest you order small cans of mild chile before trying the”hot” varieties.

find out more about New Mexico green chilies

To find out more about New Mexico green chilies, visit the Bueno Foods website. New Mexico green chile must be grown in New Mexico, and growers and suppliers are proud to be able to display the “New Mexico Certified Chile” logo. Likewise, chile can’t be called Hatch unless it’s grown in Hatch, New Mexico.

Chile comes in different heat levels, ranked on the Scoville scale. New Mexico chilies are actually on the lower end of the scale. At the Bottger Mansion, we use the “Joe Baca” variety of green chile. It has plenty of flavor but not as much heat for our guests who don’t normally eat spicy food.

How sharp do you like your Swiss cheese?

Swiss cheese can come in a lot of varieties. Some are mild and perfectly acceptable for New Mexico Quiche Lorraine. If you like a really sharp and tangy Swiss cheese, this dish can stand up to it!

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