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Lower Fat Quiche

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I LOVE quiche but I don't love how fatty and unhealthy they can be. Then it dawned on me...why not make them healthier myself? So I did! Now these are already very tasty if you just bake them in a muffin tin but I do like a bit of a crust so instead of fatty pastry, I hollowed out a baked potato and hey presto! A non-fat "crust"!

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Ingredients

  • 3 baking potatoes
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 150 ml skimmed milk or any non-dairy liquid substitute (be careful of anything with too strong a flavour as it can be too strong)
  • 2 cups grated low fat cheese (you can also use a non-dairy version of this - I did and it came out the same as regular cheese!)
  • 1 cup finely diced ham
  • 1 cup finely sliced spring onion
  • lightly fried

Details

Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

Lower Fat Quiche - Step 1

Preheat oven to 200C (or 180C if you have a fan oven).

Slice a regular baking potato in half and place on a baking tray.

Bake until soft in the middle and scoop the innards out. Because the top of the potato had become a little crispy I cut a circle around the top leaving about 1/3 centimetre to form the "crust". Don't scoop out too close to the skin or it won't be solid enough to hold the egg mixture.

Step 2

Lower Fat Quiche - Step 2

Place a small amount of cheese in the bottom of the potato.

Step 3

Mix the eggs and the milk together well and season with a little salt and pepper (to taste).

Step 4

Lower Fat Quiche - Step 4

Now for the fillings. I used smoked ham and spring onion so finely cubed the ham and sliced the spring onion then fried the onion (no oil needed if you have a good non-stick pan).

Step 5

Lower Fat Quiche - Step 5

Place the ham and the onion in the bottom of the potato and fill with the egg mixture. Leave a space at the top of the potato so the egg mixture doesn't spill over when it starts to cook.

Step 6

Put some more grated cheese on top of the potato. I also put a slice of tomato on top of some of the potatoes.

Step 7

Lower Fat Quiche - Step 7

Bake for about 20 minutes or until the egg filling is cooked through and the cheese turns golden.

As well as using a potato for a crust, I followed the same steps above but just put everything into a lightly greased muffin tin which worked just as well which is great if you want it with less carbs!

You could use pretty much anything you like as a filling - spinach, tomato, chicken...you could also try adding different herbs and even mix in a little pesto.

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