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.
(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.