For anyone who has done low carb dieting before, you know that it can be monotonous. Because, honestly, there are lots and lots of foods out there that you just can't consume on a regular basis.
So, I've been searching for some good low carb recipes and I found a great one. Now the original recipe isn't low carb at all. The original recipe can be found HERE and can I just say that if I weren't trying to follow a low carb diet, I would be ALL OVER THIS RECIPE EXACTLY AS IT IS WRITTEN. I mean it just LOOKS delicious.
However, when you are trying to eat low carb, you can't exactly have a baguette. So, I decided to try the recipe baked in muffin tins instead of baking the egg mixture in a baguette.
I must admit that I tweaked the recipe by necessity. I have no pancetta in my refrigerator. And I have no gruyere cheese in my refrigerator. I live in Central Missouri. So, I substituted country ham for the pancetta and I substituted shredded cheddar cheese for the gruyere and you know what? It tasted delicious anyway! I do think the gruyere cheese would give it a totally different flavor, and next time I go to the grocery store I will pick some up and make the egg muffins again.
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 ounces cooked country ham
4 ounces shredded cheddar
2 green onions
salt and pepper to taste
Mix well and pour into greased muffin tins.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Don't they look delicious? I'm sorry, but the picture doesn't do them justice. Hey, it was late, it was after dark and I just couldn't get a good shot of them.
Give the recipe a try. I know you will love them. And for you bread eaters out there, enjoy that baguette!