y’all, I woke up this morning and looked in the fridge and noticed we had 4 DOZEN eggs stocked up from our chickens… HOLY CRAP. The wife and I usually do smoothies in the mornings before work, so we’ve been neglecting the eggs a bit, so I needed to figure out a few ways to use them up before they go bad. This was a perfect way to do just that, plus I LOVE quiche. Since I’ve been doing healthier foods as well, I needed to also find a way to make a good tasting quiche without the usual pie crust, and all that delicious cheese. So I was checking out what I had in the kitchen and noticed I had quite a few sweet potatoes… PERFECT!… these will make a great bottom “crust” for this delicious meal. Let me show you how to put it all together, and keep in mind, this actually takes a bit of time to put together, so it may be more of weekend dish, or something made for holiday’s.
- 1 dozen large eggs
- 1 large sweet potato w/ peel ON (cut into thin slices)
- 5 large broccoli florets (chopped up)
- 1 lb bacon (cooked until crispy)
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- Spices: black pepper, salt, smoked paprika
- Coconut oil for sauteing and coating pie dish to make it “non-stick” for baking
- 1/2 an Avocado for garnish (I sliced mine into a “rose”)
- lightly season sweet potato slices, and bake in oven on a sheet pan for 30 mins @ 350°F, flip and bake another 10 minutes.
- once cooked and somewhat firmed up and browned, take off sheet pan and let cool on cooling rack
- while potatoes are in the oven, cook the bacon until crispy
- saute and caramelize the onions down, halfway through adding in chopped garlic and lightly season w/ a pinch of the spices , and then at the end toss in the broccoli to give them a few mins to cook, then remove from heat and let cool
- once everything is cooked and cooled down, layer the sweet potato slices to completely cover the greased baking dish, then layer in the bacon, onions, broccoli.
- whisk up the 12 eggs and pour that mixture into the pan over top of all the other ingredients
- bake at 350° for approx 40 mins or until its cooked through and nicely browned on top
It takes a while to get it all pieced together, but once you have it, its so worth every minute. I’ve added some photos to show what the step-by-step process looks like
How good does that look! Even without the cheese and pie crust, I couldn’t believe how tasty it was. The sweet potato gets this nice chewy/crispy texture to it, and the other ingredients have that savory element that goes great with the light sweetness from the potatoes. I highly recommend giving this a try.