HOW TO MAKE KETO SPINACH QUICHE WITH CRISPY CRUST – SMELLS HEAVENLY & TASTES SO GOOD !


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This Keto Spinach Quiche With Crispy Crust is one the few dishes that my carb eating family members love. It’s also very popular when I make them for parties or gatherings. In fact, I have 2 old videos here on Keto Spinach Quiche. This one is slightly different because I am using a 9 inch non-stick pie pan with a removable bottom so the filling is a lot slimmer. Plus the crust is also slightly different as it is crispier.

I made this a few days ago for a trial run and it was gone within a day. My son commented that he loves the crispy crust and even suggested that I should make fruit tarts with this crust. So yes, I will be working on that.

This recipe can be viewed and printed at this link;

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PtAfz-EH7WEB6CD_xo8yEyOLgrSu-eFUyKjRig0MC_E/edit?usp=sharing

NUTRITION INFO
Total Servings = 12
Per serving;
Total Carb = 6.6 g
Dietary Fiber = 2.7 g
Net Carb = 3.7 g
Calories = 308
Total Fat = 27.1 g
Protein = 12.5 g

INGREDIENTS
FOR CRUST
Almond flour = 240 g / 2 cups
Unsalted cold cubed butter = 80 g / 1/3 cup
Eggs = 2 medium
Salt = 1/2 tsp

FOR FILLING
Eggs = 4 large
Whipping Cream = 180 ml / 3/4 cup
Spinach = 250 g / 20 balls frozen spinach OR 400 g fresh spinach
Bacon = 130 g / about 5 regular strips (cut into small pieces)
Yellow Onion = 1 small (diced)
Garlic cloves = 3 (minced)
Grated cheddar cheese = 80 g / 2/3 cup
Salt = 1/2 to 1 tsp
Black or White Pepper = 1/2 to 1 tsp

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat the oven at 350F or 180C.
2. Prepare the crust first. Add the almond flour and salt into a bowl. Mix with a spatula until well combined. Then add the cold butter and mash into smaller pieces with hands. You can also use pastry cutter or food processor. Mash until crumbly then add the eggs and mix with a spatula until a dough is formed.
3. Transfer dough onto a greased 9 inch pie pan with a removable bottom. Spread the dough evenly. If you prefer a thinner crust, just use less dough. Wet your hands for easier handling.
4. Prick some holes with a fork then freeze the dough for 15 minutes.
5. After freezing the dough for 15 minutes, cover with a parchment paper and add any suitable weights to weigh down the dough.
6. Blind bake the dough (I.e. bake without fillings) for 15 minutes.
7. After 15 minutes, remove the paper and weights. Tent the pan with foil to prevent over browning of the edges. Bake for another 15 minutes.
8. Meanwhile, prepare the fillings. In a bowl, add the eggs, whipping cream, salt, pepper and whisk to combine. Set aside.
9. Squeeze all the water out from the frozen spinach after they have defrosted. Set aside.
10. Pan fry the bacon with a little cooking oil until browned then drain and reserve the bacon fat. Set aside.
11. Use the reserved bacon fat to sauté the onions, garlic and fresh spinach (if using) until softened. Set aside.
12. Now just assemble the fillings onto the crust. Spread the spinach evenly at the bottom of crust. Then add the onions, garlic, bacon and grated cheese. Reserve a bit of the cheese for topping.
13. Spoon the egg mixture onto the crust then top with the balance of cheese.
14. Bake for 30 minutes turning the tray half way through to get an even browning on the top.
15. After baking, you will notice that the top will have bulged up which is normal. Once cooled, it will flatten back.
16. It’s best to eat the quiche fresh but you can refrigerate it for 2 to 3 days.

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