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Sunday, 21 November 2021

Quiche Origins and three low carb recipe suggestions

Although quiche is now a classic dish of French cuisine, quiche actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, under German rule, and which the French later renamed Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ is from the German ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake.

The original ‘quiche Lorraine’ was an open pie with a filling consisting of an egg and cream custard with smoked bacon. It was only later that cheese was added to the quiche Lorraine. Add onions and you have quiche Alsacienne. The bottom crust was originally made from bread dough, but that has long since evolved into a short-crust or puff pastry crust, including variations to encompass a lower carb recipe.

Quiche became popular in England sometime after the Second World War, and in the U.S. during the 1950's. Because of its primarily vegetarian ingredients, it was considered a somehow ‘unmanly’ dish, - “real men don’t eat quiche.” Today, one can find many varieties of quiche, from the original quiche Lorraine, to ones with broccoli, mushrooms, ham and/or seafood (primarily shellfish). Quiche can be served as an entrée, for lunch, breakfast or an evening snack.
The words above taken from here

So now onto three delicious low carb quiche recipe suggestions, which one catches your eye and taste buds, please share your thoughts in the comments.

Crustless Quiche Lorraine
This simplified version of the classic French tart requires no pastry skills.
Delicious served warm from the oven or cold the following day.
Serves Four
4g carbs per serving
low-calorie cooking spray
8 lean bacon rashers, roughly chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
6 large free-range eggs
100g/3½oz Cheddar, grated
2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
100g/3½oz cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
salt and freshly ground black pepper
crisp green salad, to serve
can be seen here

Ham and Cheese Quiche With Cauliflower Crust
This lovely quiche features a crust made out of cauliflower rice.
It is a wonderful low carb brunch or dinner recipe.
Serves Six
4g net carbs per serving
350 g cauliflower florets, riced
40 g shredded/grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
170 g smoked deli ham, cubed or diced
110 g cheddar cheese, shredded/grated
5 large eggs
80 ml heavy (double) whipping cream
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
can be seen here

Vegetarian Low-carb Quiche
always enjoyable and great for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Six Servings
10g net carbs per serving
Pie crust
2 oz. butter, softened or coconut oil
1¼ cups almond flour
½ cup sesame seeds
1 egg
1 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
1 pinch salt
9 oz. kale, de-stemmed and chopped
3½ oz. leeks, finely chopped
5 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
3 eggs
1¼ cups heavy whipping cream (double cream/thickened cream)
3½ oz. walnuts, chopped
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
4 oz. sun-dried tomatoes in oil
can be seen here

Need help with weight/measurement conversion
see here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Christine said...

Interesting that it originated in Germany

Practical Parsimony said...

Quiche Lorraine would be my choice, based on the ingredients.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I will always opt for the vegetarian quiche. Mine includes whatever veggie I have at the moment, plus cheese and a puff pastry shell. Thanks for the information on the original quiche.

Tom said...

...quiche is something that I rarely have, but these look delicious.

J.P. Alexander said...

Me gusta el quiche gracias por la receta y por hablar sus orígenes. Te mando un beso

peppylady (Dora) said...

Your making my mouth water

William Kendall said...

I love quiche.

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely variations on the theme.

Lorrie said...

We enjoy quiche, often a crustless broccoli one.

Teresa said...

Buena receta. Buen domingo.

linda said...

All three look amazing, have a lovely Sunday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Quiche is a great meal, I have bookmarked the recipes! Valerie

eileeninmd said...

All three of the quiches sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!
Happy Sunday, have a great new week!

Jo said...

They all look absolutely delicious.

CJ Kennedy said...

Who knew it originated in Germany?

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmm….happy Sunday love from me Ria 🍀💕🍀

Jenn Jilks said...

That reminds me, I have one in the freezer. Hubby cannot eat it, though. Oh well.

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde meu querido amigo. Essa quiche parece ser muito gostosa. Deu vontade de conhecer e comer.

R's Rue said...

I want them all.

Divers and Sundry said...


kathyinozarks said...

I enjoyed reading about the history of quiche never thought of it being from Germany originally. we always loved quiche but haven't made one in quite awhile now. I really like the idea of no crust so I would made any of these 3 with no crust thanks Happy Sunday Kathy

happyone said...

Interesting it originated in Germany.
Mmmmm sure looks delicious.

Jeanie said...

This crustless looks like a wonderful recipe. I love quiche and am always looking for a good recipe, so thanks for this -- and the history too.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Fun history on a now classic dish! I love the idea of a cauliflower rice crust on a quiche. We will have to give that a try!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Very interesting background history on the quiche and delicious looking recipes

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yummy!! I make a large crustless quiche every few weeks and freeze pieces of it. Yours look so good! said...

I think I would go for the crustless version.

Ananka said...

I sometimes have a quiche if it suitable for me