I used to not be a fan of quiche. As I got older, my taste in food changed and now I am a bit obsessed with it. It’s hard to find a gluten-free version at restaurants and nearly impossible to find a grain-free and paleo quiche such as the one below.
- Crust Ingredients:
- 3 cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon oregano, coarsely chopped or dried
- ¼ teaspoon sage, chopped fine or powdered
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup melted butter (yummmmmmm)
- Filling Ingredients:
- 7 eggs
- ¼ onion, minced
- 1 zucchini, grated
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees (convection).
- In a bowl mix all crust ingredients together (should be pretty sticky and solid).
- In a 9″ tart pan press dough onto sides and bottom evenly. Make sure there are no cracks for the eggs to seep out. (You can also use a pie dish or anything you have access to. Just make sure the crust is evenly distributed so it can cook well. Should be ¼″ – ½″ thick.).
- Place in center of oven for 10 minutes (while the crust is cooking start on the filling) Do not overcook the crust. It’s better to undercook it than overcook it, so if after 10 minutes you aren’t sure if it is done just take it out.
- Place onion and zucchini in a skillet with butter. Cook on medium heat until softened.
- Once crust is out of the oven, evenly spread onion/zucchini mixture on top of the cooked crust.
- In a bowl crack all 7 eggs and whip with a beater or fork. Make sure eggs are well mixed. The more you beat them, the fluffier your quiche will be.
- Pour eggs on top of onion/zucchini mixture.
- Place pan back into center of oven for 22 minutes. Eggs should be fully cooked through when done. You will be able to feel with your finger if the quiche is done.
- Take out and let cool (place on top of stove or on cooling rack).
- If you used a tart pan, let the quiche cool before removing from pan. If you used a pie pan you can cut quiche directly from pan.
When eggs are used in any recipe and not specified in terms of size, always use large and NEVER use jumbo. The jumbo eggs can turn your muffins into wet mush, your cookies into an unrollable goop, and on and on. Always use room temperature eggs. It’s taken me a while to perfect this recipe and the others on this website.