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In the spirit of Sunday brunch I decided to make a Paleo Quiche! I could have made it with an almond meal crust, but honestly you don’t even need it. This bakes up like a fritatta. You can make this with whatever you like to put in an omlette. This morning I just used what I had on hand. This works great for busy mornings. Bake up a Quiche on Sunday and you have leftovers for those busy mornings. I have also made these in muffin tins for that exact purpose.
This morning I used:
- 10 eggs whisked
- 8 slices of thick cut bacon chopped (nitrate/sulfate free, uncured if possible)
- 1 small bell pepper chopped (I had and orange one handy)
- 1/3 of a medium sweet onion chopped
- 10 grape tomatoes chopped (you can use a whole tomato, whatever you have is fine.
That’s it! I’ll discuss some other variations I have made later.
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice or chop bacon into smaller pieces and brown in a medium sauté pan over medium to medium high heat.
- Remove bacon from pan once it is nice and crispy. Reserve some of the bacon fat by pouring enough into the pie pan you want to use to grease it. You must grease the pie pan very well or the Quiche will definitely stick!
- Reserve enough bacon fat in the pan to sauté the veggies. (You can either discard the rest or do what I do and save it in a container that you keep in the fridge for other uses like cooking up scrabbled eggs!)
- Toss in your veggies, I started with my onion until they looked a little translucent, then add the peppers and tomatoes and cook until tender but still a little crisp.
- Pour the cooked veggies and bacon pieces into the greased pie pan and distribute evenly along the bottom.
- Pour the 10 whisked eggs on top of your filling. the bacon and veggies will sort of float round and distribute themselves within the eggs
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 22-25 minutes. The top should look browned and it should feel firm and springy on top when you touch it with your finger.
- Slice into pie slices and serve. I ate mine with some guacamole on top and mixed berries on the side. YUM!!
Some other variations:
- Italian sausage with bell peppers and onions. Top with a red pasta sauce.
- Ham with pepper and onions.
- Breakfast sausage with mushrooms and zucchini.
- Bacon with tomatoes and spinach.
- As many veggies as you can fit!
- Asparagus, mushrooms and roasted garlic.
They are all delicious! I’d love to hear what you put in yours!