Cajun Tortilla Mini Quiches



Circles of tortilla replace the pastry in these easy to make mini quiches flavoured with cajun spices, red pepper, red onion and sweetcorn

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Circles of tortilla replace the pastry in these easy to make mini quiches flavoured with cajun spices, red pepper, red onion and sweetcorn

I’m very excited to tell you all about a new collaboration I’ve just started working on. A few weeks ago I was approached by Oven Pride and asked to make some recipe videos to share across their social media based around days in my Food Calendar. I’d not actually tried Oven Pride when they approached me and I never work with companies whose products I haven’t tried and wouldn’t recommend, so my first step was to head out to the supermarket and stock up on cleaning products (my oven was seriously in need of a good clean to the point where I’d been considering hiring one of those external cleaning companies so the timing was perfect).

Circles of tortilla replace the pastry in these easy to make mini quiches flavoured with cajun spices, red pepper, red onion and sweetcorn

I was really impressed with the results, particularly for the racks which I’ve never been able to get sparkling before. You pop them into special bags, shake them about a bit and then leave the Oven Pride to do its work. A little extra trick I was told by the lady at the checkout in my local Tesco was to rinse off the cleaner and then pop them into the dishwasher, just to help shift any last little bits that the cleaner didn’t touch – it worked a treat.

You’ll have to take my word for the poor state of my oven as I couldn’t bring myself to photograph it and admit to you all what it looked like, but if you take a little look at the video I made a bit further down you can see that it’s now gleaming 🙂

Circles of tortilla replace the pastry in these easy to make mini quiches flavoured with cajun spices, red pepper, red onion and sweetcorn

Anyway, onto these little mini quiches. My challenge from Oven Pride was to create an afternoon tea recipe with a twist for Afternoon Tea Week this week (8th-14th August). After a bit of playing around in the kitchen I came up with these cajun tortilla mini quiches. The great thing about them is that they use circles of flour tortillas instead of pastry, so if you’re not a particular fan of pastry-making then this is much simpler.

The quiches are flavoured with cajun spices and filled with sweetcorn, red pepper and red onion. The heat all comes from the spice mix so it’s quite subtle, if you wanted them to have a bit more of a kick then add some finely chopped chillis or jalapeños into the mixture as well.

Circles of tortilla replace the pastry in these easy to make mini quiches flavoured with cajun spices, red pepper, red onion and sweetcorn

So without further ado, here’s the video…

Cajun Tortilla Mini Quiches

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes 24 mini quiches

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 120ml creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp cajun spice mix (I used Schwartz)
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 4 heaped tbsp sweetcorn

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan.
  2. Finely chop the red onion (½ onion) and red pepper (1 pepper) and mix it together with the sweetcorn (4 heaped tbsp).
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the 4 egg yolks, creme fraiche (120ml) and cajun spice mix (1 tbsp).
  4. Using a round cutter (I used one with 7cm diameter) cut 24 circles from the tortillas.
  5. Put the tortilla circles into each hole of a tart tin.
  6. Add a tsp of the vegetable mix into each hole. Use your fingers to push the tortilla down into the tin – it’s much easier to do this once you’ve added the filling as the weight of the veg helps to keep it in place. If you try and push it in before adding any filling you’ll find that it pops back up again.
  7. Add 1-2 tsp of the egg mixture into each quiche.
  8. Put the quiches into the oven for 13 minutes (until the egg mixture has just set).
  9. Remove the quiches from the oven and move them onto a wire rack to cool.
  10. Enjoy


These are best eaten fresh as the filling does make the tortilla case a little soft if they’re stored (although they still taste really good 🙂 ).

Circles of tortilla replace the pastry in these easy to make mini quiches flavoured with cajun spices, red pepper, red onion and sweetcorn

Nutritional Information

Calories: 46 kcal (2%), Fat: 2.7g (4%), Saturated Fat: 1.4g (7%), Carbohydrates: 3.8g (1%), Sugar: 0.8g (1%), Fibre: 0.3g (1%), Protein: 1.2g (2%), Salt: 0.1g (2%)

This is the estimated nutritional information per mini quiche. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Corn-Free
  • Soy-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

Circles of tortilla replace the pastry in these easy to make mini quiches flavoured with cajun spices, red pepper, red onion and sweetcorn


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenges… CookBlogShare with Sneaky Veg, Recipe of the Week with A Mummy Too and finally my own #TheFoodCalendar challenge for Afternoon Tea Week.

16 Comments:

  1. These look delicious – love the idea of using tortilla instead of pastry. I always seem to have a few tortillas left over in the packet so this would be a nice way to use them up. My oven needs a good clean too, must check out oven pride! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare

    • It’s a great way to use up leftover tortillas, you could make other types of little savoury tarts too I’d imagine.

      I’d definitely recommend trying the Oven Pride, I was really impressed at the results I got and it wasn’t a huge effort compared to some others I’ve tried.

  2. That’s a proper neat little trick! I’m one of those guys that hates pastry work! I’ve tried a million times and I’m reeeeally useless at it. And I adore the idea of just using egg yolks – the whites just water the flavour down! Kudos on the oven pride! I use it when my oven is a sorry state! (which,err… it never is… oops!) 😀

    • I started making these with one whole egg rather than the three yolks but I found they puffed up too much and had funny little air bubbles in which gave them a slightly strange texture. I read up a bit and found people describing quiche filling as a sort of savoury custard so I decided to switch to just yolks instead. The result was much smoother and had a richer flavour too.

      I hesitated to admit that my oven was so desperately in need of a clean as I’d love to pretend that I’m a super domestic goddess who’s house is nothing but sparkling, but sadly that’s just not true.

  3. What a great idea to use tortillas as a pastry case Charlotte, I love cajun flavours. My oven needs a good clean too, I definitely wouldn’t take a photo of it. x

  4. What a fantastic idea! Both the kids, hubby and I would love these. They are a must try! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  5. I love the idea of using totillas in place of pastry, so much kinder to the waist line and quicker to rustle up.
    Angela x
    PS, the camera’s not going near our oven at the moment either 😉

    • Better get some Oven Pride on it quick then!!

      I was very pleasantly surprised at how low calorie these came out to be, I felt a lot less guilty about the number I sampled during recipe testing and filming 🙂

  6. Wow – what a fab idea!! Such a neat trick and I love your flavours!! Great video too – I’d really like to make one but I keep putting it off, I’m worried it will be a lot more work and I am already working all the hours I can find! Eb x

    • The top down ones are a good place to start as they’re much quicker to make than ones that you present. The most important thing is to plan out the steps before you start and then you should hopefully be able to do it all in one take. They’re also better to film than presented ones if you’ve got the children at home because you can mute the sound/overlay some music so it doesn’t matter if they interrupt you halfway through!

  7. I know what you mean about the sparking oven racks – Oven Pride in the bag in fab. I love these alternative and slightly lighter versions of a quiche – I have been looking for some savoury bakes suitable for pack lunch and think this one would be great with some salad in a lunch box.

  8. This recipe looks delicious and using tortilla wraps is pure genius. Bet these could knocked up super quick, after work even

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