It's quiche o'clock!
And what better than to make this deliciously creamy dish? I found it on a website where they follow a certain diet called Grete Roede, BUT I don't believe in such things, everything in moderation. I believe in quiche!
Originally there were five types of onion in here, a few of which I don't know the names of, so I stuck to the four classics!
Four Onion Quiche
(Serves 4-6, about 330-220 calories each)
For the base:
50g light butter
60g cottage cheese (about 1 heaped tablespoon and a bit)
75g wholemeal flour
75g plain flour
Pepper & a little onion powder (optional)
For the filling:
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 medium white onion, chopped
3-4 shallots, quartered
100g (about a bunch, trimmed) spring onions, chopped
3 egg whites
200 ml semi-skimmed milk
100g light cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
- Pre-heat the oven to 180-200°C
- Mix together all the ingredients for the dough in a medium bowl, and then roll out and place in a pie dish. Prick holes in the base several times, using a fork. Place it in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until just cooked.
- In the meantime, heat up a large sprayed non-stick frying pan and soften the onions. Take out the base when it's done and let it cool slightly as you're working on the filling. After about ten minutes, turn the heat for the frying pan down to low, and add the eggs, milk and cheese. Stir for a few minutes until the cheese has just started to melt.
- Transfer the filling into the quiche base, and bake in the oven for about 30-45 minutes until cooked and slightly golden on top.
Serve it as it is, or with a small salad. I had some mixed baby leaves along with a bit of protein, delicious!