Low-Carb Ham Quiche

kinkkupiirasIn Finland there is still a boom going on for low-carb food. I guess that is a very good way for some people to loose weight. Personally I think I am eating in a low-carb way naturally as I don’t like potatoes, rice or pasta and with bread I am super choosy too. To get enough carbs I eat fruits ( I love apples!!!) and what I do love is oat granola -fatty one- not just healthy Swiss style muesli! Overall I think my Aussie husband and I usually eat meat with some salad instead of stuffing ourselves full of rice or pasta. I guess my disliking of carbs have kept me rather fit during my whole life which I should be thankful for. I can only imagine how difficult it must be on low carbs if you love crisps, chips, pasta or rice…

I have probably mentioned earlier but in Finland this low-carb diet is called ”karppaus” and there are lots of recipes that try to replace carbs in different dishes. I have been quite suspicious if that can really work particularly in terms of baking or quiches but I wanted to give it a try. My Aussie husband always when eating a slice of quiche leaves the base to his plate, he only likes the full flavoured filling, therefore I thought he would like this ”low-carb quiche” that have all the goodness and not the ”boring base”. After trying this low-carb quiche recipe I got from my sister I have to say it was super delicious and next time when we have visitors I will do this instead of the traditional Quiche Lorraine!

5 eggs
250g cheese (emmental or cheddar)
300g cottage cheese
1 capsicum
1 onion
100-150g ham

1. Heat up the oven to 200 celsius degrees. Cook onions on a frying pan until golden.
2. Mix the eggs, cottage cheese, finely chopped capsicum, onion and finely cut ham together in a bowl.
3. Pour the mixture in a quiche dish and cook it in the oven for 30 minutes.
4. Serve with salad and a nice glass of wine.

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