A quiche is an egg dish that generally consists of other ingredients like vegetables, milk and cheese. A quiche looks similar to a pie and it is served as a meal. You can make a quiche ahead of time and store it in the freezer until you are ready to eat it. A quiche needs warmed or reheated properly to prevent food-borne illnesses and to protect the flavour and texture of the eggs. The crust can become soggy on the quiche, which can give it an undesirable texture.
Place the quiche in the refrigerator to thaw completely. Allow it to thaw overnight for best results.
Place the quiche into a microwave-safe container. Remove any foil or cling film from the quiche.
Reduce the microwave power setting to 70 per cent or to a medium-high setting.
Heat the quiche in the microwave for two-and-a-half to five minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 73.9 degrees C. Check the temperature while you heat the quiche to avoid overheating it.
Thaw the quiche overnight in the refrigerator. Place it out at room temperature for one hour.
Heat the oven to 176 degrees C. Remove the plastic wrapping from the quiche, but you can leave the aluminium foil on if you desire.
Place the quiche onto a metal baking tray. If you leave it in the aluminium foil, you can place it directly onto the baking rack.
Bake the quiche for 10 to 15 minutes. Test the temperature with a thermometer. The internal temperature must reach 73.9 degrees C before you can safely consume it. Continue heating the quiche until it reaches this desired temperature.
Avoid eating the quiche if the temperature does not reach 73.9 degrees C. A temperature less than this can promote the growth of dangerous bacteria.
Tips and warnings
- Avoid eating the quiche if the temperature does not reach 73.9 degrees C. A temperature less than this can promote the growth of dangerous bacteria.
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