This quiche is really delicious with the hash brown base. I also recommend using a strong mature cheddar as it really gives the flavour. I used a good quality Canadian Cheddar which had been aged for 2 years.
Serves 4-6 people
1 HEa per serving on Extra Easy
1x500g tub of fat free cottage cheese
4 slices of lean bacon, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and finely grated
28g of Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated for per serving of quiche (1 HEa), (so if quiche is to serve 4, it will be 4x28g and so on)
Frylight or Pam Spray
Preheat oven to 180c of 350f
Squeeze excess water from grated potatoes, using a clean tea towel. Spray a quiche dish with some Frylight or Pam spray and flatten potato mixture all over the base of the quiche dish, making sure you go up the sides too. Spray over the top with a little more Frylight or Pam spray and add quiche dish to oven and bake until it has begun to go golden. Do not over bake, as it will cook for longer with the quiche mixture.
Add the red pepper to a oven proof dish, spray with Frylight or Pam spray and roast in the oven till softened. Approx 30 mins
Spray a frying pan with Frylight or Pam spray and add the onion and bacon and fry until golden.
In a bowl, blend together the cottage cheese, eggs and mature cheddar.
Add the bacon, onion and roasted red pepper to the hash brown quiche base, pour over the quiche mixture and then bake in the oven for approx 20-30 mins, quiche should be firm and cooked through and slightly golden on top.
Serve with a side salad