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Old 10-20-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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Quiche and its health risks...???

I didn't want to post this in the "How many eggs in quiche" thread, as it would be off topic.

I've never even had a bite of quiche. Any kind of quiche. To me, it's like cheesecake, too much of a good thing. I love cheesecake, but only take one bite of it when offered it, and never buy it, because it would last me forever. I'd have to freeze it and eat it one bite at a time.

Health concerns mostly. All those eggs. All that cream.

Is quiche really good stuff like cheesecake? Can I freeze one and eat it one bite at a time from the freezer?

My Doc loves me because I don't eat hardly anything that is hard on my body. I've kind of avoided quiche because of it's concentration of things that the Doc says I should avoid in large quantities.

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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Quiche is like an omelet in a pie crust.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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It depends on how one makes it and the crust. You can make it with egg whites (eliminating the 5 gr of fat found in the yolk of one large egg), or one whole egg and the rest egg whites, or an egg substitute (yuke) and egg whites, skim milk instead of cream, crustless (or use a tortilla). Veggies instead of ham/bacon/sausage. Low-fat feta cheese or another low-fat cheese or eliminate the cheese. If one usually follows a low-fat diet, splurging on quiche made with cream once in awhile isn't going to be a big deal.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:50 AM   #4
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Quiche isn't anything like cheesecake.

Like Andy and CW said, it's like an omelette and can be made healthy or decadent depending on your whim. You can even omit the crust.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #5
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...and don't forget. "Real men don't eat quiche!"
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:56 AM   #6
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Wonderful! Now I'll have to ask; who has a TNT recipe for a veggie quiche that is made with no-fat or low-fat stuff and low egg and tastes really good?

I'd love to make one and try it. I didn't know it was available in any mode but really-bad-for-you-stuff.

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:59 AM   #7
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I don't have a recipe but I'd bet you could make a pretty good one using an Eggbeaters type product and some fresh and sautéed veggies. (and maybe a touch of crumbled bacon or diced ham.)
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...and don't forget. "Real men don't eat quiche!"
Ha! Right! Like prefering wine to beer...or salads to meats...not crying...or, or.....
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #9
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I've made this crustless several times:

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I subbed 2% milk for the cream, and only used low-fat ricotta and feta, not the other cheeses. I've also made it with a tortilla crust and another time with puff-pastry (decadent). I use white wine or home-made chicken stock to saute the leeks. There's no reason why you couldn't sub egg whites for most of the eggs or an egg-replacement product.
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I've made this crustless several times:

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I subbed 2% milk for the cream, and only used low-fat ricotta and feta, not the other cheeses. I've also made it with a tortilla crust and another time with puff-pastry (decadent). I use white wine or home-made chicken stock to saute the leeks. There's no reason why you couldn't sub egg whites for most of the eggs or an egg-replacement product.
That sounds pretty darned good, CWS. My kitchen is gutted right now and I have no oven other than a large toaster oven, but I think I'll look for some small pie tins that will fit in it and give this a try!

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