I wanted to make a quiche today but didn’t have a pie crust or an inclination to make one. So I got to thinking, how can I do this without a crust? I found some deli ham in the fridge (which I rarely have on hand) and an idea came to me. Why not use the ham to make a pie crust? So I gave it a shot and my quiche came out delicious!
I also used liquid egg whites to help make it a little lighter on the calories. The downside, using deli ham probably added a little more sodium. The beauty of this recipe is that very little measuring is necess
ary and it is extremely versatile. You can add just about anything you like into a quiche. I chose broccoli but you can use cauliflower, other meats, even chicken if that’s what you like. Be sure to experiment with different ingredients. No two quiches will ever come out alike!
So here is my newest recipe. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think or if you made any yummy changes that I might like to try. By the way, this recipe is for ‘two’ but you can downsize it easily or save some for lunch tomorrow. I’m going to have a great lunch at work tomorrow!
8″ deep pie dish (I use a ramekin)
6-10 slices of deli ham
1 small head of broccoli (or a pkg of frozen chopped broccoli)
2 or 3 of your favorite cheeses (I used parmesan, swiss, and cheddar)
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
2 whole eggs
lots of black pepper
cayenne or a few dashes of hot sauce if you like it hot (optional)
a dash of salt (optional)
Microwave (to steam your veggies)
Oven or Convection Oven
Small mixing bowl
Fork to beat eggs
Measuring cup (or you can just wing it with measurement on the liquid egg whites, it’s not going to hurt the recipe)
Cutting board & knife (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Steam up your veggies in the microwave (I used a bag of frozen broccoli. I steamed it for 5 minutes in the microwave in a microwave vegetable steamer bag. You can buy them at the grocery store. Very handy to have around.) You can also steam them in a microwave safe bowl with a little water and a cover.
- Drain your veggies. Chop up smaller if necessary into bite size pieces
- Put liquid egg whites and eggs into a bowl and beat until mixed well
- Add the remainder of the ingredients except for the broccoli and ham and mix well
- Line your baking dish with ham slices – SAVE a few for the top
- Pour the broccoli into the dish and spread out evenly
- Give your egg mixture one last quick mix and pour evenly over the broccoli
- Lay a few slices of ham on top of the quiche
- Bake for 65-75 minutes
- Quiche is cooked when you insert a knife and it doesn’t look runny. A little liquid is okay.