This was one of the earliest recipes I developed when I began low-carbing 11 years ago and it was our lunch once again today. It is truly delicious if you’re an eggplant fan. We found that 1/8th of the quiche filled us up nicely with a green salad. Instead of my Seafood Spice Blend, you could substitute a blend of Italian spices like oregano, basil, and rosemary. With the crust, this is not Induction-friendly. But without crust, it is definitely OK for Atkins Induction.
1 recipe “Flour” Pie crust
10 oz. eggplant, sliced ¼” thick
1 large tomato, sliced thin
¼ c. heavy cream
¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese
½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Pinch each of salt, pepper and onion powder
½ tsp. my Seafood Spice Blend
VARIATION: Add some cooked bacon crumbles in a layer in the middle.
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Place eggplant on non-stick baking sheet and bake 10 minutes on a side. Bake tomato slices 10 minutes on a side as well. If you are lucky enough to own 2 non-stick sheets, you can do this all at the same time. Make pie crust as directed in that recipe but take out of oven in about 10 minutes (before edges get brown). Layer mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, eggplant, tomato, spices onto partially cooked pie crust. Repeat layers until all eggplant and tomato slices are used up. In a bowl, beat eggs and cream together and pour evenly over the layered quiche. Bake at 350º for about 30 minutes.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 8 servings, each containing:
193.5 cals, 16g fat, 11.8g carbs, 8.3g fiber, 3.5g NET CARBS, 8.85g protein, 188 mg sodium