Bacon and Egg Pie Recipe

Summary

Cooking Time5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMethod
DishSpeciality
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Sunflower oil30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
 Smoked bacon rashers4 , cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces (Strips)
 Onion1 Small, finely chopped
 Eggs5
 Chopped fresh parsley25 Milliliter (1 1/2 Tablespoon)
 Ground black pepper To Taste
 Milk1 Teaspoon (Leveled) (To Glaze)
 All purpose flour12 Ounce (Plain, 350 Gram, 3 Cups)
 Butter4 Ounce, diced (115 Gram, 1/2 Cup)
 Lard/White vegetable fat2 Ounce (50 Gram, 1/4 Cup)
 Chilled water90 Milliliter (6 Tablespoon)
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3427 Calories from Fat 1892

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 213 g327.8%

Saturated Fat 95.6 g477.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1355.4 mg

Sodium 788.4 mg32.8%

Total Carbohydrates 275 g91.8%

Dietary Fiber 12.4 g49.5%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 99 g198%

Vitamin A 123.3% Vitamin C 70.9%

Calcium 28.2% Iron 124.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

1. To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and rub or cut in the fat until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over most of the water and mix to a pliable dough, adding more water if required. Knead until smooth, then wrap in clear film (plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes.
2. Butter a deep 20cm/8in flan tin (quiche pan). Roll out two-thirds of the pastry and use to line the flan tin. Cover the pastry case. Chill for 30 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ Gas 6. Heat the oil in a pan, add the bacon and cook for a few minutes, then add the onion and cook until soft. Drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool.
4. Cover the base of the pastry case with the bacon mixture, spreading it evenly, then break the eggs on to the bacon, spacing them evenly apart. Carefully tilt the flan tin so the egg whites flow together. Sprinkle the eggs with the chopped parsley, a little salt and plenty of black pepper. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat.
5. Roll out the remaining pastry, dampen the edges and place over the pie. Roll over the top with a rolling pin to seal the edge and remove the excess pastry. With a sharp knife, carefully cut curved lines from the centre of the lid to within 2cm/3/4in of the edge. Lightly brush the pie with the milk to glaze.
6. Place the pie on the hot baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and bake for a further 20 minutes. Leave to cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving.
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