Monday, September 17, 2012

Bacon, Egg, and Tomato Pie

Bacon, Egg, and Tomato Pie

I’ve had this recipe for many years and we all love it. I got it from my step-mom, Cojo, who got it from Judy Dillard, who served it at a bridge weekend at the lake many years ago. Everyone went crazy over it and luckily Judy was willing to share the recipe. I've never had anything like it! I'm sure you can fiddle around with this recipe and change out the bacon for sausage and the American cheese for something else you like. Heck, if you wanted you could use homemade croissant dough! If you think this sounds delicious, I do wish you'd try it just the way it is first. It's fantastic! This is a wonderful dish to serve to guests, it looks and tastes like you slaved away but it’s easy as…pie!

10 slices bacon, fried, drained of excess fat, and cut or torn in 1 inch pieces*
1 can crescent rolls**
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
5 slices American cheese
3 eggs, separated
¾ cup sour cream
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon onion powder
pepper to taste
paprika, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fry and drain bacon. Place crescent dough in a pie pan and push to form a crust. Sprinkle bacon over dough. Top with tomato slices. Season with some pepper (you can add salt but I feel that the bacon and the American cheese provide plenty of salty flavor). Add cheese in one layer (you can slice or tear the cheese to make them fit. Beat egg whites till stiff (imagine what a dense white cloud in the sky looks like). With a spoon or a rubber spatula, combine yolks and rest of ingredients in a separate bowl. Gently fold in the whites till combined and pour over the cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 35-40 minutes and serve immediately.

*We "fry" our bacon in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees on a baking rack inside a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet. Easy cleanup and nice flat, straight bacon slices!

**Willie (my husband) accidentally bought these instead of my usual and I'm actually glad he did! I thought they fit in the pie pan better. That said, it's probably exactly the same size and made no different whatsoever! Use the brand, flavored or original, that you like.

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