A few things went into the making of this post. First, I had an immediate reaction to seeing this post on Tasty and knew I had to make this recipe ASAP. Because of that, I didn't even really attempt to change anything to it, so I'm just laying that out there. Another thing is that one of these days, I will make pie crust from scratch, but this was one of those times where I needed to know it was going to operate as planned, so I went store-bought. And the last and most fun thing is that I've been going over and over what recipe I could make for the "all the bacon and eggs you have" moment in Parks and Rec. It's from one of my favorite strings of episodes in the show, and it's just so memorable in the delivery and specificity and Ron-ness of it all. When I saw this recipe and was so excited about it in general, my immediate thought was that it's the perfect thing to make for this wonderful Ron moment. I was also trying to think of clever ways to prep for Pi Day because I'm a huge nerd, and this was just the very timely answer I was looking for.
Like the Parks and Rec cast, breakfast is my favorite food group/meal, and it's also my favorite to cook. I love to host a gluttonous brunch with every possible brunch flavor, and part of that is usually having a dish that combines traditional breakfast food in a way that makes it easy to serve a big group. Whether it's the bagel casserole I made in January, or Paula Deen's french toast casserole which has long been a family fave (swap brioche or challah for french bread), I like to have an arsenal of these relatively easy dishes that come out tasting like an elevated version of a breakfast fave in one dish. I'm glad to add this one to the rotation. Happy pi day!
The white cheese you see there is a teeny bit of mozzarella because my block of cheddar ran out just before the 1/2 cup mark.
Egg Pie with Bacon Lattice
inspired by Parks and Recreation season 3, episode 6
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 pie crust
- 10 slices of bacon (you might end up using fewer)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Whisk eggs, salt, pepper and milk in a medium bowl. Add green onions and cheddar and mix in. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set. Remove pie from oven and increase the temperature to 400ºF. Weave the bacon on top of the pie in a lattice pattern. Bake for 20 minutes. Use the broiler to make the bacon crispy. As you can tell by mine, I got a little broiler-happy in spots, but it was still delicious!
recipe from Tasty.
[made while ~LISTENING~ to The West Wing Weekly podcast (most recent episode).]