Light Mini Filo Quiches are fun and easy, made with eggs, leeks and gruyere cheese and to make them extra crispy a shell of filo/phyllo pastry.

Mini Filo Quiches is my take on the northern France dish called Flamiche. The traditional recipe is a kind of quiche filled with leeks, cream and a touch of cheese. You can prepare them in advance for a picnic, party or snack. On top of that, so polyvalent, you can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They always fit right in, on the go or at the table served with a nice green salad and a good riesling, those little bites are quite adaptable.

Mini leek-gruyere flamiche

The flamiche usually use a lot of cream, for this skinny version, I’ve done a velouté instead to lower the calorie intake. Also, I’ve used my favorite trick to bring down the calories; I’ve used phyllo lightly sprayed with olive oil instead of the filled with butter flaky pastry. Resulting in a lighter, yet still crunchy, creamy and tasty flamiche.

A lighter quiche

Mini leek-gruyere flamiche

The idea behind this quiche was to cut on the fat contain. So, I’ve cut on the cream and replace it with a velouté and the brioche puffy flaky pastry usually used for a simple filo pastry! The result is quite similar and way healthier.

To serve with…

Mini leek-gruyere flamiche

These would be lovely with a salad, a simple pan con tomate or even a lovely cold gazpacho! They are also kid friendly, and great for snacks or picnics! So polyvalent and no need for utensils.

Alternatives

Not a fan of gruyere cheese? No worries, use whatever cheese you prefer, I would suggest parmesan, cheddar, emmental or even goat cheese if you want to make it lactose-free. If you are an avid carnivore, add a few bits of bacon in there or if leeks doesn’t turn you on, swap them for French shallots. Finally, I leave you with some other versions of mini quiches I’ve done on The FoodOlic Blog for inspiration:

So… let’s make those cheesy mini leek quiches going!


Mini Filo Quiches

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 mini quiches
Calories 155
Mini Filo Quiches are fun and easy, made with eggs, cream, leeks and gruyere cheese and to make them extra crispy served in a filo/phyllo pastry cup.

Equipment

  • olive oil spray optional

Ingredients

  • 260 g filo/phyllo pastry sheets (frozen)
  • 100 ml vegetable broth (or chicken broth (needs to be cold))
  • 80 g gruyere cheese (or aged cheddar)
  • 3 leeks (cut on length to clean properly and chopped finely)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • In a pan, soften the leeks in a bit of olive oil and salt, medium-low heat.
  • Add the 3 tbsp of olive and the flour to the leeks, mix.
    flamiche leek quiches gruyere
  • Let cook the flour for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cold vegetable broth, salt and pepper and mix well, bring the heat to medium high and whisk constantly until it gets thicker.
  • Take off the heat and add half of the cheese, mix and let cool down.

The filo/phyllo

  • On a dry and clean working space, stack the phyllo sheets over one another with a light spray (or brush) of olive oil in between sheets (I had 2 packs of 6 legal size sheets, so 12 sheets thick).
    phyllo/filo
  • Cut the phyllo into 12cm squares approx. or into 12 equal parts.
  • Add them to a silicon muffin mould (or lightly greased metal one) and push down the bottom to make it fit the mould.
  • Add the eggs to the leek mix.
  • Pour the mixture into the filo/phyllo cups.
    flamiche leek quiches gruyere
  • Add the rest of the cheese on top and cook at 200°C (375F) on the lower level of the oven for 20 minutes or until the phyllo turns light brown.
  • Let cool a bit before taking them out from the mould.

Notes

These mini quiches can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Can be eaten warm or cold.
Freeze them to save your life on a busy day, up to 4 months.
Swap the gruyere for a goat cheese for a lactose-free version.
Author: thefoodolic
Calories: 155kcal
Course: Aperitivo, Plato principal
Cuisine: Francesa
Keyword: cups, eggs, filo, flamiches, gruyere, mini, phyllo, quiches, shell

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Mini Filo Quiches
Amount per Serving
Calories
155
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.003
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
35
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
200
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
74
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
491
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
87
mg
9
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Mini leek-gruyere flamiche

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