Recipe by hollowayb
"I have been on a permanent quest to find the perfect quiche recipe. As a self-professed breakfast food, cheese, and egg lover, quiche represents to me all that is right and good in a culinary concoction. Traditionally quiche is not a healthy option, what with all the cream and cheese that typically goes into it. I have literally experimented with different versions of a healthier quiche for years, but a couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon the perfect mixture, and I am pleased to share it here with all of you."
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prepared 9-inch single pie crust
green onions, chopped
cooked ham, cubed
fat-free egg substitute
7 fluid ounces
fat-free evaporated milk
shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped fresh chives
Delicious alternative to the original unhealthy recipes! I took it one step furthur and make my own 'healthier' crust:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (OR 1/2 cup pastry flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour)
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Mix together until just blended. Press into pie plate with fingers until an even layer is formed.
Delicious! This was as good as a restaurant quiche and much better for you. I only used half the ham because 1/2 pound seemed to much and I used four eggs instead of the egg substitute because this was for my family and I prefer not to use 'diet' stuff instead of real. Next time I'll add a little more scallions because I love their flavor but this was so good!
It needs to be mentioned that the Quiche should be put on the 2nd rack level of your stove. I had it at mid level and the cooking time wasn't enough. Once I moved it, it cooked wonderfully. Also be aware of the crust you are using. Mine was a bit sweet. Frozen crust don't work well either as there's just too much moisture in the overall end product..resulting in a very soggy crust. Next time (and there will be a next time) I'm making my own crust. Sadly, this was so good that three people ate it all in one sitting. That kind of defeats the purpose.
Really delicious. I ended up using an egg white only substitute, and though it was a little moist for the pie crust it was very delicious. Will definitely be making it again
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Becky's Healthier Ham and Cheese Quiche
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 146
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