This onion pie convinces everyone: moist, quick to make, and full of flavor! And - a nice side effect - it's low-carb.
Hey everyone! Today's recipe is a great quick dinner, and one of our new fall favorites.
Incredibly simple, incredibly moist, and just plain delicious: No one will notice that this onion pie with shortcrust pasty is actually low carb. Even kids love the pie, and: Since the onion pie does not require yeast, it is really quick and easy to make.
Taste and Occasion
I got the idea to bake a low-carb onion pie without dough or a base from a friend. She recently served a delicious alternative and only revealed to me afterward that she had forgotten the (actually intended) bottom. The minor mishap definitely did not detract from the pleasure 😉
The classic onion cake is, of course, just as delicious. But this quick low-carb onion pie convinces in many respects: You don't need much time to make it, mainly because you do not have to prepare yeast dough or shortcrust pastry. There is only one mass.
The result tastes a bit like a quiche; both hot from the oven and lukewarm. And – all parents among you will know this little problem: nobody will notice that there are vegetables in the low-carb onion pie. So you can trick toddlers with it very well 😉 .
Last advantage: the recipe is sure to succeed. It's almost as easy as making scrambled eggs. The taste somehow reminds me of a Spanish egg tortilla. Wonderfully moist, spicy, tangy.
If you recreate the onion pie without yeast, cream, and sour cream, you should pay attention to good ingredients. First and foremost, a good, flavorful cheese. I recommend mountain cheese; in principle, the recipe also works with milder alternatives. It doesn't matter if you use bacon, diced cooked ham, or cottage ham.
The "scrambled egg mixture" is bound with flour. So you cannot say, that the onion pie gets along entirely without carbs. But you have to calculate the 130 grams of flour distributed over 12 pieces. So the onion pie is definitely low-carb. And soooo delicious, whether you are on a low-carb diet or not.
How to make the Quick Low Carb Onion Pie
You will see, that this pie is really super quick and easy to make. But first things first: Peel and chop the onions and sauté in a little bit of oil or butter. Once you're done with that, add ham or bacon and set it aside.
Now, preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C, cover the bottom of a springform pan with baking paper, lightly grease the edges, and dust with flour. Then, beat the eggs well and stir in the milk.
Sift the flour into the egg mixture and stir it in. Now you can add the grated or diced cheese as well as the onion and bacon mixture. If you like, season to taste with salt and pepper.
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In the end, pour the dough into the pan and bake the onion pie for about 35-40 minutes. That's it!
If you want the onion pie to be vegetarian, just leave out the meat. If you want to add a splash of color, you can exchange white onions with red ones.
Quick Low Carb Onion Pie
- 1 Springform Pan (10 in/26 cm)
- 500 grams (3 cups) onions, about 4 pieces
- 1 tablespoon butter, or oil
- 4 eggs, medium
- 170 milliliters (¾ cup) milk
- 130 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
- 200 grams (1 ¾ cups) mountain cheese, diced or grated
- 150 grams (1 cup) smoked ham or bacon, diced; optional
- Peel and chop the onions. Sauté in a little bit of oil or butter. Add ham or bacon at the end. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Cover the bottom of a springform pan with baking paper, lightly grease the edges and dust with flour. Beat the eggs well and stir in the milk.
- Sift the flour into the egg mixture and stir it in. Then add the grated or diced cheese and the onion and bacon mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Pour the dough into the pan and bake the onion pie for about 35-40 minutes.
- The onion pie tastes hot, lukewarm, but also cold. It keeps well in the refrigerator and can be baked again for a short time.
- For a vegetarian onion pie without a base, simply omit the ham.
Of course, you can also hide vegetables in sweet recipes without the kids noticing 😉! For example, you need sweet potatoes for the dough of these vegan and gluten-free brownies. And because it is slowly but surely time for delicious fall recipes, the pumpkin spice cake is also an insider tip.
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