Faux flan


I made this recipe up one night when I was craving something a little sweet.  I suddenly realized that eggs don’t HAVE to be salty/savory.  After all, I love tamago sushi, and the egg on that is always lightly sweet.  Plus, I love custards, and I’ve always enjoyed putting a beaten egg into my oatmeal when it cooks b/c it gives it a custardy richness.

I also knew that Nate used to microwave a beaten egg to create something like the egg patties they use in breakfast sandwiches at restaurants when he made his own breakfast sandwiches at home.  Based on that, I concocted the following recipe, which is incredibly simple, but very yummy.  I’ve never chilled it, but I bet it would be delicious served cold – as flan often is – too.

Faux Flan
(net carbs: 1g)

  • 1 /2 Tbsp-1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp sugar-free caramel syrup (vanilla will work, too)
  • 1 egg, very well beaten

Mix the butter, syrup and egg in a custard cup.  Microwave for 30 seconds and give a quick start.  Microwave another 30-60 seconds, until egg is set.

Enjoy!  It’s so simple, but it is very reminiscent of flan.  And since the main ingredient is an egg, it’s a nice little protein kick, too.


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