Sunday, 17 November 2013

Bacon & Egg Pie – a Kiwi Classic

Bacon & egg pie by Carole's Chatter - a Kiwi classic


A bacon & egg pie is a Kiwi classic dish – along with Pavlova and Cheese Rolls.

As you know I'm not a baker but even I can manage a reasonable bacon & egg pie.

I used bought frozen puff pastry.  After giving the dish a bit of a grease up I put the pastry in and lined it as soon as it became pliable.

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You put in half the bacon as a first layer and then put in a cup of frozen peas and crack a dozen eggs into the dish.  As you can see I left most of them whole but did swirl a fork through one or two of them.  Reserve one egg yolk out of the eggs to glaze the pastry.

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Then season with salt and pepper and add the layer of bacon (rind off).

Put the pastry lid on top with a little art work if you fancy – as you can see mine was pretty basic.

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Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Then glaze the top with the egg yolk (having whisked it up a bit).

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Bake at 180 degrees C (approx. 350 F) for 45 minutes.

26 comments:

  1. That's lovely. I really like how the egg yolk glaze gave such a beautiful color to the top of the crust. I don't recall this dish from my trip to NZ in the mid 1980s, but I had Pavlova!

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  2. Wow!!! That looks soooooo pretty. I've made pavlova but not this. It looks comforting and easy.

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  3. I've never heard of this, or at least not the New Zealand version. Sounds yummy!

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  4. Carol, I think this looks incredible. And easy. I must try. Pinned.

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  5. Your bacon and egg pie looks wonderful, Carole. No Kiwi picnic would be complete without it, would it?!

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  6. Hi Carole, very interesting recipe, it look really delicious. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

    Best regards.

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  7. Very different! I might have to try this. Your bacon looks like ham slices over here in the States though. Any thoughts on that?

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  8. What a cool idea. I have not seen a recipe like this. Gotta try it!

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  9. I've never seen anything like that… it looks both beautiful and delicious!

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  10. G'day! Looks lovely, true!
    Icould go or some of his right now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as Party of Foodie Friends Friday Breakfast + Lunch Brunch Party

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  11. Hi Carole,
    What a great pie, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  12. I've never heard of this, but it looks so good (and so pretty)!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

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  13. I gave you a mention in my "must-try" recipes this week : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/this-weeks-must-try-recipes-26112013.html :)

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  14. Love it! :) I tried making a bacon & egg pie over the summer from a recipe from UK supermarket's magazine & it didn't really work out too well! :( I like the look of yours, though! And I like that you've added in peas! I'll be tempted to try this this summer! I followed you here from the link party at Chef in Training & I'd like to invite you to come link up to my party, too. It's Tasty Tuesdays & I pin EVERY POST that gets linked up! You can find this week's party here from tomorrow: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=tasty+tuesdays

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  15. Look easy and turned out great. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  16. So easy! I need to try this :) Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays! {hugs}

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  17. This looks like my kind of pie, it looks so tasty!! Our bacon doesn't look like that, but I am sure that I can come up with a substitute. :)

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  18. I could eat the whole thing to myself. My kinda pie.

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  19. I can see how you could really fancy up the crust if you wanted. Sounds delicious!

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  20. I've heard of this as a southern hemisphere speciality and really must try making it. It sounds delicious.

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  21. I'm not a baker either, but I loved how easy puffed pastry is to work with. Will have to try this pie.

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  22. Interesting pie. Bookmarking the recipe.

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  23. This looks gorgeous Carole, I love how you've kept the yolks whole, makes for a very pretty slice.

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Your comments are most welcome. Cheers