Asparagus and cheddar quiche with sweet potato crust
Quiche makes such a filling and tasty lunch, but as much as I love pastry, it's better off as an occasional treat! Luckily I have discovered using sweet potatoes as my quiche crust- they make a great base, add amazing flavour, and the whole thing is full of goodness!
A sweet potato crust done in this way (thinly sliced sweet potato circles around to cover the dish) doesn't give a crispy crust, but it still holds the whole quiche together and works beautifully. If you want something a little ...
Easy to make and full of flavour, this Tex-Mex quiche is a lunchtime winner!
I was talking to my lovely friend Katrin (who blogs over Sugar Free Londoner) the other day about pastry alternatives, and realised that it was ages since I had made my favourite pastry-alternative quiche, using a sweet potato crust. I used to always have one of these in the fridge and I find it so handy for snacks and easy lunches. I do go through phases with my favourite food where I make them all the ...
Asparagus and bacon quiche with sweet potato & oat crust
My method of cooking is generally like one long episode of Ready Steady Cook- I tend to shop randomly around special offers, and then every day I make up our meals based on what I have in the cupboards/fridge. Today I had a picnic lunch planned with some friends and the kids- I wanted to make a quiche to bring, but when I checked up on my supplies I realised I only had 1 sweet potato left (this is my usual quiche crust, click here to see), and I had completely run out of cheese, ...
I go back time and time again to the sweet-potato crust quiche, as it is just such a brilliant alternative to pastry. Sometimes I slice the sweet potatoes, and sometimes I grate them and it is lovely both ways. I have explained before that this doesn't give a crisoy crust the edges do get a crunch but the bottom and sides stay fairly soft- it is still however and effective crust for the quiche and adds a difference texture and taste which is lovely!
I stuck with a very simple ...
Bacon and mushroom quiche with sweet potato crust
A sweet potato crust is my favourite way to do quiche at the moment- it's so easy (way easier than making pastry and more healthy!) and it really adds both filling power and flavour to your quiche. When I made this one, I was actually planning to do a chilli courgette quiche, but it turned out I had run out of courgettes, so I just used what I had in the fridge which was mushrooms and bacon! To make the crust I just thinly slice sweet potato with a sharp knife and layer into a ...
Step-by-step picture guide- how to make an asparagus, garlic mushroom and sweet potato quiche
This is a really delicious quiche- The full recipe and ingredient list can be found here- but here's how it's made:
1. Peel and slice the potatoes, and layer them in circles (overlapping) into a quiche dish (pre-sprayed with cooking spray)
2. Spray with cooking spray, and bake at 180c for 20 minutes
3. Fry mushroom for 4 minutes, add crushed garlic, and stir fry for 30 seconds
4. Mix together eggs, cheese and milk and season
Asparagus and garlic mushroom quiche with a sweet potato crust
Click here to see a step-by-step picture guide of how to make this
I'm a big fan of the sweet potato crust on a quiche, I find the completely crustless ones a bit difficult to get through as they are just a bit too squishy, and as much as I love pastry, I know it is really not a good thing to eat when you are trying to keep your diet as healthy as possible.
I have tried a 'hash brown' style sweet potato crust before (Tuna and courgette sweet potato crust quiche), but this time ...
Tuna and courgette sweet potato crust quiche
I love these sweet potato crust quiches at the moment- for me the whole appeal of quiche used to be the pastry, so a crustless one just doesn't satisfy me! Although the sweet potato doesn't give it a crunchy crust, it give it both filling power, extra depth of flavour and it works really nicely aesthetically too!
I first had tuna quiche cooked by my best friend Sharon's Mum on her farm in Devon during university holidays (in fact quite a few of my favourite recipes have come from ...