Crustless Cupcake Quiche by Bobsy

photoFood really is the way to a man’s heart (or maybe it was just the bacon).  I think my husband fell in love with me all over again after eating these.

Thanks to my great friend Bobsy for the recipe.  Super simple with many possible variations and a sure hit for guests.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1 Tbsp butter or ghee
3 rashers of farm-raised bacon, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 cup of: milk or yogurt or cream and yogurt mixed together (I chose 1 cup of yogurt and was really pleased)
3 eggs
1/2 cup of your favorite cheese

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Pan fry bacon and onion (or any two foods of your choice) in the butter or ghee until onion is soft
  • Remove from heat and let cool
  • Add dairy, mix
  • Beat eggs in separate bowl, add and mix
  • Add cheese, mix
  • You can add some salt and pepper if you’d like, but I didn’t because of the bacon.  It would have been too much.
  • Preheat oven to 200 C
  • Pour mixture into silicone muffin tray
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until quiche is golden brown
  • Makes 8-10 quiche cupcakes, depending on the size of tray mold

A good basic : Crustless Quiche

Taking processed food out of the house, often means all the go-to, snack food you’re used to having around isn’t there anymore.  What’s worse than being hungry and lazy without anything easy to munch?  NOTHING.  So I’m trying to be more proactive in the kitchen … getting yummy, nutritional things made when I’ve got the time and energy, so when my useless times arrive, we’ve got things to reach for in the kitchen that will satisfy.

One of our favorite things to have around is crustless quiche.  It checks all of the boxes.   Nutritional, tastes good, fills the belly, satisfies.  And it has cheese.  We love cheese.  Another big plus is that it’s easy on the wallet.  Eating unprocessed, traditional, nutritional food here in Hong Kong is not an easy feat.  You want roast chicken without any hormones?  Almost $20 bucks.  You want eggs that come from chickens who roam free and aren’t sitting in disgusting cages with their beaks cut off?  Almost $10 US dollars!  Unfortunately, the options are few.  So it helps to find things that fill your belly without draining the cash flow.

What you’ll need

Big bag of spinach (I get this in the chinese section for super cheap.  Usually $16HKD)

6-8 eggs

1 medium onion

1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese

Sea salt

Butter

To Do

Cut/dice onion as desired.  Put a big blob of butter in a hot pan.  Grill onions over medium heat until soft.

Beat eggs in big bowel.

Grate cheese, add to eggs.

Wash spinach, wrap in dish towel, squeeze dry, rip into smaller pieces, add to eggs and cheese.

Add onions to other ingredients when done.

Add big pinch of sea salt.

Toss thoroughly.

Butter baking dish.

Add mixture and bake at 180 C for 30 minutes or until eggs are set and top is browned.

Cut into squares and serve warm.

Mix together all ingredients.

Bake at 180 C for 30 mins

Enjoy!