Mouth-Watering Wednesdays: Bacon Pie!

7 Aug

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Throughout my life I have had a fondness for pies.

I have eaten many, however, until last night, I had never made a pie of my own. I decided to set the bar high for all future pies by baking up a pie of legend: the infamous Bacon Pie!

Here’s how I did it…

The Ingredients:

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  • 2 pounds of your favorite bacon
  • 2 cups of cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • 1 package of southern-style hash brown potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil

The Process:

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 400°F and grease a 9-inch pie plate/pan

Step 2: In a large skillet (or a wok if you have one)  heat up the oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned. Once the potatoes are cooked up, dump in the cheese!

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Step 3: Create two 5-strip by 5-strip bacon weaves. Put the first one on the bottom of the pie plate, add the potato/cheese mixture on top of that, and cover with the second weave. Place the pie on a baking sheet so that  any drippage  doesn’t fall to  the bottom of the oven and start a grease fire.

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Step 4:  Bake the bacon pie for 40 to 45 minutes. The trick is to make sure that it doesn’t cook too quickly or burn. If your oven tends to burn things, cover the pie with aluminum foil or put it higher up in the oven. Check it every 10 minutes or so till the bacon is finished cooking.

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Step 5: Cover the pie plate with a dinner plate and drain it (there will be all kinds of excess bacon and cheese juices). Let the pie sit and cool for five minutes before cutting and serving it.

The Results:

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Wow… What an elegant, decadent masterpiece! The pie thankfully turned out exactly as I expected it would! Let’s break down the pros and cons of the recipe:

Pros- Delicious. Relatively easy to make. Gluten Free. Filling!

Cons- A little expensive to make (between $10 and $15). A little unhealthy.

Adjustments:

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Next time I will chop up some peppers and onions to add to my potato mixture and maybe add some Cajun seasoning. I also might try using a casserole dish instead of a pie dish so that I can make it for more people (or have more leftovers for myself!).

This dish was dynamite! Be sure to invite me over when you make it!

-Dave Wonders

(I got the recipe from Hormel here)

5 Responses to “Mouth-Watering Wednesdays: Bacon Pie!”

  1. Bryce August 7, 2013 at 09:43 #

    Looks to me like finishing it under the broiler would be a good step to crisp up that top layer of bacon. I can’t wait to try this.

    • More Than A Beard August 7, 2013 at 09:57 #

      Excellent idea. It was cooked, but still a little chewy (my favorite). The hunt continues for the happy medium between too chewy and too crunchy… Next time I would do casserole dish (double the quantities) and I would chop up some green peppers and onions to throw in the mix.

  2. jbsisam August 7, 2013 at 15:30 #

    Dude! Looks delicious! 😛 I bet if you mix peppers, onion, beaten eggs, a little milk and day old bread cubes… you’d have a nice little breakfast bacon pie! 🙂

    I may have to try this this weekend. LOL

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