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    Tuesday, August 05, 2014

    Bacon and Egg Pie - Shall We Mess with a Classic

    So many recipes over the years, for Bacon and Egg Pie... 
    I guess when you mess with it, by rights you should call it another name.
    But Nah I'll stick with B & E
    By the way I think Bacon and Egg Pie, is best eaten warm not hot
    The flavours really get through then

    This is also a good way to bump up the 5 a day Vege,
    that we are supposed to consume, to be healthy
    I've added celery and tomato to this pie.
    The tomato, I squeezed the seeds out of as they bleed and can make the pie filling too wet
    No waste though , the seeds and juice went into my chicken soup
    But... I replaced them with a little balsamic glaze for an added flavour
    The amounts are varied, depending on the size of your tin

    Gather together some grated cheese (1 cup)
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    6-7 bacon slices cut into pieces
    1 small onion chopped
    2 stick celery sliced

    6 little tomatoes, seeds removed
    Salt and pepper
    Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar
    6 large eggs

    Place the olive oil in a frypan
    Add bacon, only cook for a few minutes, to get the juice and fat running
    Remove and put aside
    Add and saute onions, celery  till soft but not brown

    Halve and squash the tomatoes, to remove the seeds and season with salt and pepper
    Drizzle with a little Balsamic
    So line your greased tin with Flaky Puff Pastry, store bought off course
    Cover with the grated cheese
    Layer with half of the bacon, onions. tomato, celery

    Whisk eggs
    Season with Salt and pepper
    Save a little for glazing the pastry lid

    Pour over the top
    Then another layer of bacon

    Top with Pastry lid
    Brush with reserved egg wash

    Pre-heat  oven to 190C
    Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, till top is golden and crisp
    Let sit in tin for about 10 minutes and unmould
    If the bottom is not cooked pop back into oven onto a hot baking sheet and cook another 5 minutes
    Nothing worse than a soggy bottom

    Doesn't that look good. I reckon

    1 comment:

    Mhycz M said...

    Wow! This looks good!☺