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How do I make piecrust with vegetables and no flour?

I have diabetes.  Is there any way to make a piecrust using fresh veggies and a binding agent for a crust to use with quiche,  meat, etc?  I want to avoid sugar and flour.
asked Jan 14, 2014 by Barbara




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4 Answers

I totally understand as I have the same problem.  The only thing that is coming to mind is using thick mashed potatoes, sweet or regular..........and then you would need to bake it until set up and then do your quiche.  Can you make a quiche without the bottom.
answered Jan 14, 2014 by josie (51,120 points)
crustless quiche

8 oz mushrooms, 1/2 tsp minced garlic or press it with the hand held garlic press, olive oil spray, 10 oz frozen chopped spinach defrosted...do not cook...drain and press out liquid, 4 large eggs or 1 cup eggbeaters, 2 oz feta cheese, 1 cup milk, 1/3 cup grated parmesan, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, seasoned salt & pepper to taste.  Preheat your oven to 350, defrost spinach in microwave, put into sieve and press out liquid, clean mushrooms slice thing, Use olive oil spray in frying pan, toss mushrooms & garlic in with some seasoned salt & pepper, saute until mushrooms release all the liquid 6 to 8 minutes.  Spray your baking panagain squeeze by hand the spinach & put it into a small bowl add cooked mushroom & feta and mix well put that into the sprayed pan.  Wish egg & then add milk, parmesan seasoned salt & pepper pour over spinach mix, sprinkle mozzarella over the top and put into preheated 350 degree oven until it gets golden brown & the center is cooked thru. about 45 to 1 hr.  If you don't like one of the veggies you could substitute something else, just keep the amount the same.
answered Jan 19, 2014 by josie (51,120 points)
You don't need a crust for quiche. Using a heavy skillet, pour some whipped eggs into the bottom and let it cook a few minutes. then add the rest of your filling and whipped egg and cook in the oven until done. Works great!  The eggs make their own crust.  You can also make an egg crust for other dishes by putting whipped eggs in pie plate, put a smaller pie plate insidte that after cooking the bottom again. Add some more egg, the smaller pie plate. Be sure to Pam the smaller so you can lift it out to brown the egg crust.
answered Jan 21, 2014 by Christine
You might try thin sliced mushrooms, eggplant, or zucchini squash, you can brown them first with egg and flour if you want. Season them to taste with something you like--maybe thyme, oregano and garlic for quiche. (I use one of these vegetables for pizza crust and season them with s & p, garlic, Itallian seasoning, parsley. If I want to do something Mexican, I use chili powder, cumin, taco seasoning for example). Hope this helps.
answered Jan 24, 2014 by Doris

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