Recipe – Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and Egg Pie
Bacon and Egg Pie is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner – and, great served at room temperature, it makes ideal picnic fare. Best of all, the Ingredients will be on hand in a well-stocked fridge. I was introduced to this pie by Janni Kyritsis who, of course, makes his own pastry; I shortcut with the Carême ready rolled that’s always in my freezer. Not being a pastry expert, I find it easiest to handle if I roll it out between pieces of baking paper. I use chives because they’re in my herb garden, but any soft herb – such as parsley, chervil, thyme or French tarragon – works just as well. And I love a glass of Traviati Rosso, a lovely soft red from Beechworth, with it.

Serves 6

Ingredients
  • 445g sour cream shortcrust pastry, rolled
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 x 200g piece pancetta *
  • 2 tablespoon chopped chives
  • Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

* I prefer pancetta to bacon as I find it crisps up quicker, but you can use either.

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Place a 23cm spring-form cake tin upside down on top of the pastry and cut around it to create a pastry circle. Place the circle on baking paper and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Butter the cake tin.
  4. Roll remaining pastry to about 30cm square and use to line the cake tin, folding pieces over each other as needed and leaving any long bits hanging over the edges. Refrigerate until needed.
  5. Whisk 1 egg and set aside.
  6. Slice pancetta thinly and cut into matchsticks. Place in a frying pan over high heat and cook for a few minutes, stirring often, until crisp.
  7. Distribute half the pancetta over the base of the pastry and scatter half the chives over the top.
  8. Break remaining eggs on top so that yolks are evenly distributed in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Scatter remaining pancetta, any pancetta fat, and chives over the top.
  10. Pour over most of the whisked egg, leaving just enough to brush over the pastry.
  11. Gently press pastry lid into the tin on top of the filling. Fold the overhanging sides of the pastry over the lid.
  12. Cut a few slits into the lid to allow steam to escape.
  13. Brush with remaining beaten egg.
  14. Place in the oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180°C and cook for a further 35 minutes or so, until golden and crisp.
  15. Set aside in the tin to cool.
  16. Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into wedges.

Click Here For Print Friendly Version >

Share page on:

Order a Recipe Kit

What Our Cooks Say

Melisa (Beacon Hill, NSW)
Melisa (Beacon Hill, NSW)
Read More
We made the pot-sticker dumplings and bang bang chicken – once again both exceeded our expectations. My husband keeps saying it’s better ordering this than going out to restaurants as the recipes and food quality are amazing.
Glennis (Caringbah South, NSW)
Glennis (Caringbah South, NSW)
Read More
The whole Be Inspired experience has helped me love cooking again. I was sick of cooking the same old things - meal time is a lot brighter thanks to you Roberta.
Kate (Killara, NSW)
Kate (Killara, NSW)
Read More
I loved the Fresh & Easy Chicken – simple instructions, only a few ingredients and the time factor absolutely spot on. Then came the highlight, the taste, no compromise on the enjoyment of that meal! For the time poor Fresh & Easy hits the mark indeed.
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
Read More
Thank you for stocking our pantry with such authentic Ingredients and quality produce ... I’ve so enjoyed picking fresh leaves from the herb pots and loved listening to the chef's playlist while cooking. We really like the flexibility of cooking over a couple of days and changing the order we cook the dishes in when we want to.
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
Read More
I am absolutely loving these boxes! There are Ingredients I have never worked with before so having the confidence to try something new is so much fun! The recipes are just amazing and the notes on what can be prep’d beforehand are a great help too. Thank you so much.
Nathan (Manly, NSW)
Nathan (Manly, NSW)
Read More
Loving Be Inspired! Felt like a kid opening up a Christmas present when the box arrived. Fresh herb pots are a nice touch!
Richard (Earlwood, NSW)
Richard (Earlwood, NSW)
Read More
Thanks so much for the Fresh & Easy Meal, it was excellent. We regularly get another meal kit delivery – your offering is vastly superior and a similar price, so big ticks.
Previous
Next