Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tomato quiche majig

It looks horrible and calorie-ridden, doesn't it?

Not so!!! I found this recipe in a book called Country Cooking, which is filled with all kinds of amalgamations of butter and grease and lard. This is an example of how to take a fatty recipe and use replacements to make it healthy. I don't have the recipe to share with you, but these are just suggestions you can use to healthify a country-fied greasy quiche or omelette.

Instead of heavy cream (gasp!) I used plain fat-free yogurt. Instead of a pie crust, I used a thin layer of frozen hashbrowns. Instead of the layer of shredded cheddar, I used a couple slices of Muenster cheese, and sprinkled just a little of the shredded cheese on top. I also added some extra veggies to the filling.

After all that, it was about 300 calories for a fourth - a FOURTH - of that casserole dish. Mind-boggling! :)


Jill said...

Truly is mind boggling. I tasted that and didn't know it was healthy! It was good.

Adam Durand said...

that looks so amazing! i would lose to see a recipe for this or something similar. 300 for 1/4! that is insanity. <3

jordan said...

Ok I will try to get the recipe up Adam! Just for you! <3

Julie said...

I like the fact that it looks like it might have bacon in it, but doesn't. A little mind game going there.