Broccoli & Bacon Quiche w/ Sweet Potato “Crust”

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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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”)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. lightly season sweet potato slices, and bake in oven on a sheet pan for 30 mins @ 350°F, flip and bake another 10 minutes.
  2. once cooked and somewhat firmed up and browned, take off sheet pan and let cool on cooling rack
  3. while potatoes are in the oven, cook the bacon until crispy
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. whisk up the 12 eggs and pour that mixture into the pan over top of all the other ingredients
  7. 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

img_4860img_4861img_4862img_4863

img_4864img_4865img_4866img_4869

 

img_4877

Individual slice, once finished

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s