Keto / Low-Carb "Quiche Lorraine / Alsacienne" Cups
Updated: Aug 26
This is a Keto / Low-Carb version of Quiche Lorraine / Alsacienne. Instead of traditional pie crust, ham is used as pie crust! Quiche Lorraine / Alsacienne is a tart/pie with cheese, bacon and eggs -- w/o onions --> Lorraine and w/ onions --> Alsacienne. Just learned that. :)
This takes 1-2 minutes to make and then you just throw it in the oven!
May 20 is Quiche Lorraine Day! -- more info at the bottom of the post. Though it is considered to be a French dish today, quiche was originally developed in Germany in the 12th century.
Ingredients (per cup):
•1 piece of ham
•1 egg (whisked)
•1 ½ teaspoons of onions - optional (w/ onions --> Alsacienne / w/o Lorraine)
•¼ string cheese (can add more)
•Salt & pepper to taste
1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.) Spray cooking spray into muffin pan.
3.) Put 1 piece of ham down in each compartment.
4.) Put onions and cheese in.
5.) Pour egg into compartment – each compartment can fit 1 egg or you can put less.
6.) Bake at 400 degrees for ~15 min.
That's it! Give it a try! We are good at this! (I put some salt & pepper on top. Haha! :))
Quiche Lorraine Day
What is Quiche / Quiche Lorraine?
"A quiche lorraine was originally made without cheese, but today you’ll probably find most recipes call for this dairy addition. Usually, recipes call for cheddar cheese, but you can use all sorts if you wish. Traditionally, a Lorraine doesn’t include onions – if you do pop onions in your quiche Lorraine mixture, you’re making a quiche Alsacienne."
"Quiche itself has a pretty extensive history, with recorded dishes going back to the 12th century. Although back then, it went under a different name.
“Quiche, you see, is actually believed to have originated in Germany. According to foodreference.com, the savory breakfast dish was first concocted in the medieval German kingdom of Lotharingia, which stretched across France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Netherlands. The area where the dish is believed to have derived was called Lothringen in German — it was a German kingdom at the time — but was later annexed by France and renamed Lorraine.
The word ‘quiche’ itself comes from the German word for cake, ‘Kuchen.’
According to history, the original ‘quiche Lorraine,’ as it is called, 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.”
The breakfast pie did gain popularity in France over a long period of time; however, it really grew in esteem in the US during the 80’s and 90’s, as a way to prepare breakfast ahead of time."