Quiche for Cinco de Mayo? Since when was quiche Mexican food?
Well, it’s not. But there is an explanation for why I was inspired to make a quiche with Mexican flavors. I created this originally on Cinco de Mayo, a day of revelry celebrated by Americans of all cultures in honor of a minor holiday in Mexico. In this country, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, mariachi and all kinds of Mexican food.
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence day, but instead a day that recognizes a victory of Mexico over France in a battle in Puebla in 1862.
To acknowledge the French connection in making May 5th a holiday, I’ve created an alternative to your enchiladas: a quiche filled with Mexican-style corn, garnished with salsa. Let them eat quiche!
I was inspired by a popular street food in Mexico. This is corn on the cob, grilled, slathered with butter, and topped with a combination of chile pepper, fresh cheese, and a generous squeeze of lime, which I am accenting with some cilantro. It is a divine way to enjoy fresh corn. And the colors of the ingredients– green, white, and red– are the colors of the Mexican flag, perfect for celebrating a Mexican holiday. —Beautiful, Memorable Food