Do Real Men Eat Quiche?

by jerseygirl on August 20, 2008 · 34 comments

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Remember the book “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche“? It came out in the eighties and led to the popular expression. I still occasionally hear someone say it. But why wouldn’t a man eat quiche? Men eat eggs, cheese and pie so what’s wrong with a piece of quiche? You could make one with potatoes, bacon, sausage or any other type of meat. Men love meat and potatoes so what is the problem?
Last night my ten year old daughter had a sleepover. Only a few friends were over but of course they were up giggling past midnight. They slept a little late this morning, so I figured I would have a nice big breakfast waiting for them. We went with the classic chocolate chip pancakes and I decided to make some quiche. I had a leftover cob of corn and my garden is just bursting with jalapenos. I thought the two would make a nice quiche combination. See the lovely jalapeno plant.

The girls liked it and I was thrilled to have quiche for breakfast. I have a six year old son that won’t touch the stuff. It doesn’t have anything to do with being manly. He is just a picky eater that eats with his eyes. Quiche is not in his vision. Now hubby won’t eat it either. My husband is what you call a man’s man. He works with all guys. He plays and watches any type of sport. He loves meat and potatoes. If he liked quiche, he would eat it even if someone told him real men don’t eat quiche. Besides, he eats hummus. But he hasn’t eaten an egg since he was a young child. He will eat eggs in cakes or other baked goods but refuses to try scrambled eggs or an omelet.
So here I am with half a leftover quiche. My daughter and I will have to finish it tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong as I am not complaining. If you are a man reading this blog, please leave me a comment on whether you will eat quiche. I just don’t understand it! If you tried this, I think you would like it. Because I believe that real men should eat quiche!

Southwest Corn Quiche
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Serves: 6 to 6
This savory quiche has zing and is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • 1 TBS canola oil
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 1 cob corn cooked, kernels removed (1 cup frozen corn can be substituted)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 9 to 10 inch refrigerated pie crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large fry pan heat oil and saute jalapenos, corn, parsley, and onions until veggies are wilted.
  2. In a small bowl mix together half and half, eggs and salt.
  3. Place the pie crust in a pie pan. Put the cheese on the bottom of the pie crust. Add the sauteed veggies and then pour over the egg mixture.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until quiche is set and golden.
  5. Cool before serving.

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Prudy August 21, 2008 at 12:11 am

If I was there, I promise you would have no quiche left at all. I love it! This version looks especially toothsome with corn and jalapeno. I love your tomato and blue cheese salad below too.

Beth August 21, 2008 at 5:06 am

My hubby was exactly the same, that is until I served up a fantastic Quiche Lorraine recipe I found on the BBC Good Food Website. He eats it now, which is lucky because me and Lowen love it!!

Lorie August 21, 2008 at 6:15 am

My husband doesn’t eat egg-y dishes like this, but I do. I have about 25 fresh eggs in my fridge from my step-father’s new laying chickens and this will give me a start on using them up! Ooh, I think I have a pie crust, too. Yay!

Kitchen Flavours August 21, 2008 at 6:45 am

Wow looks yummy.

Tanya August 21, 2008 at 8:05 am

I love quiche. Your recipe looks wonderful!

Patsyk August 21, 2008 at 8:20 am

I love quiche! I just neve think to make it myself. Gonna have to put it on my list to make come September when I get back into the swing of cooking more again. I hear they freeze well, too!

Kirsten August 21, 2008 at 8:20 am

Haha, my husband is always saying “real men don’t eat quiche” every time I suggest we make one. I will gladly come eat your left overs!

Stacey Snacks August 21, 2008 at 8:34 am

I love eggs and any kind of quiche, tart or tortilla made w/ eggs.
I think the saying that “real men don’t eat quiche” was a ridiculous made up thing from the 80’s and it stuck.


mkt610 August 21, 2008 at 9:56 am

Wow that Quiche looks great! I think I may have to try making it, and if I do I’ll let you know if the fiance eats it 🙂

Mandy August 21, 2008 at 10:08 am

What a great recipe, we love quiche! My husband is a burly manly-man and he eats it–I make one with sausage, green chilis, and lots of swiss cheese. We’ll try yours!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife August 21, 2008 at 10:15 am

MMM! This looks fantastic! I have recently become a quiche lover over the past year. It is so good – I never knew what I was missing out on! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

kat August 21, 2008 at 10:29 am

Funny, I think my husband likes quiche more than i do, should i be worried 😉

Kevin August 21, 2008 at 10:30 am

I love quiche.

My home...My life... August 21, 2008 at 10:38 am

MMM looks delicious!

Sandy August 21, 2008 at 10:56 am

Hi Lisa – thanks for visiting me! And I’ll answer for my husband – HE LOVES QUICHE! 🙂

Adam August 21, 2008 at 11:46 am

Well let me set the record straight on this…


Eggs are very manly, cheese is manly, any type of meat you put in there is manly… it’s like an Awesome Celebration Man Fest.

If anything, I would think that hummus is more girly than quiche… I mean they call them CHICKpeas 🙂

Aggie August 21, 2008 at 11:51 am

Lisa, what a great idea for quiche! That looks so good! My husband says he doesn’t like quiche, but he eats eggs all the time, it might be a texture thing for him. I on the other hand love quiche and always order it when we go out for breakfast. I have to make this!

Clumbsy Cookie August 21, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Lisa your quiche is gorgeous! If I were a man I would deninetly eat it! I love quiche!

Bridgett August 21, 2008 at 4:39 pm

My husband would definitely try that! He is an egg and omelet kind of guy. I love the flavors in this!

Michele August 21, 2008 at 6:37 pm

My boyfriend loves quiche…asks for it a couple times a month…and he’s one of those manly men…so that 80’s book is a bunch of rubbish. 🙂

Steph August 21, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Your quiche looks so good! My mom always wants me to make quiche for her, but I don’t have a good recipe. I might have to give yours a try the next time I have leftover piecrust.

Elle August 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm

I love quiche! So does my husband. You can load it up with all kinds of good things! Looks great, and so does your jalapeno plant! We’ve only had 3 peppers on our plant so far.

Jenny August 22, 2008 at 12:08 am

Your quiche looks superb and I think my husband would be scraping the crust off and only eat the eggs. I’d be licking the plate!

Jan August 22, 2008 at 12:22 am

My hubby would have zero trouble polishing that off. In fact, if you’ve got some spare, perhaps you could send me some in the mail? Quiche by post!

BTW, lovely jalapeno plant.

hot garlic August 22, 2008 at 8:22 am

Yum! This is different to many recipes I’ve seen out there, that’s why I like it!

Jeff August 22, 2008 at 9:06 am

As a guy I would have no problem eating quiche or making it for friends who have crashed over at my house after deciding yes we should have one more beer and why not add a couple shots into the mix.

Mommy's Kitchen August 22, 2008 at 10:20 am

Thanks for stopping by Lisa. I love Quiche and yours looks so good. Men will eat quiche if its a good recipe and you make them try it. My dh loves a breakfast quiche i make.

Leah August 22, 2008 at 10:54 am

I’ll be right over for the other half.

Seriously, this looks so amazing, I never thought to do a quiche with southwest flavors, but corn and jalapenos sounds delicious!!

My kids adore quiche for dinner, I might have to try this one!

Mrs. L August 22, 2008 at 4:46 pm

I so remember that saying and I never understood it either as even in the 80’s men I knew would eat the stuff. My husband would devour the entire thing in one sitting!

Emiline August 22, 2008 at 5:02 pm

That’s probably the most-perfect quiche I’ve ever seen! No kidding.

I love quiche! My dad likes quiche, too.

Ben August 22, 2008 at 7:24 pm

I had never heard that expression before, but I do eat quiche. Why wouldn’t we? Nice recipe btw 🙂

Maris August 22, 2008 at 10:04 pm

OH boy – I dated a guy once who wouldn’t eat anything with olive oil because it was too high in fat (so much for my amazing spaghetti bolognese! lol) YET he actually refused to drink lattes or macchiatos because they were “chick drinks.” I can’t decide where he would have stood on the Quiche!

Your recipe sounds amazing. Maybe next time could you just try telling the hubs it’s called something else? 🙂

Dee August 22, 2008 at 10:43 pm

I explored the real men+quiche dilemma too – my car mad 5 year old and DIY mad man both love quiche so I guess that debunks the myth 🙂

Your quiche looks great! I love that you added jalapeno in yours. How do you get your kids to eat spice? My son freaks out when I have a heavy hand with the pepper 🙁

Lore August 23, 2008 at 3:34 am

Leftover quiche? My whole universe is ruined! Why wasn’t I there, why, oh why?
My hubby wouldn’t eat garlic or onion as long as they’re chopped but if he can’t find pieces of them in the dish and I refrain myself from adding what’s known as a decent amount he is ok with it.

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