Recipe & image supplied by the British Egg Information Service: www.eggrecipes.co.uk
Quiche makes a lovely light lunch and is an excellent choice for a lunch box with some salad leaves and vegetable sticks on the side. By leaving off the pastry crust it makes for a really good healthier option as the pastry is usually high in fat.
You don’t have to stick to feta cheese and ham, you can vary the ingredients to whatever you have available. Get creative!
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; crack an egg; beat an egg; use measuring spoons and cups; chop using bridge/claw safely; crumble ingredients; season to taste.
20 cm oven proof shallow dish, baking tray, fork, jug, measuring spoons, knife, chopping board, scissors.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 5 British Lion eggs
- 4 tbsp semi skimmed milk
- 2 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
- 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
- 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 85g ham, torn into pieces
- 75g feta cheese, crumbled
- Black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or Gas Mark 5. Put a 20 cm oven proof shallow dish in the oven on a baking tray whilst the oven heats up.
- Beat the eggs with the milk.
- Remove the hot dish from the oven and swirl the oil over the base and sides. Add the onions and tomatoes and stir well.
- Add the ham and cheese, and then pour over the egg mixture.
- Season with black pepper.
- Return to the top of the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the egg has set and the top is golden.
So thinking about Crustless Quiche ...
Eggs are excellent sources of protein, vitamins and minerals. Protein is essential for building and repairing our bodies.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Try and keep fillings such as ham and cheese to sensible proportions and choose reduced fat varieties where possible.
|-||Energy||958kJ / 231kcal||12%|
per 118g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 811kJ / 195kcal
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