Friday, December 18, 2009

Ham and Egg Pie

This Recipe is a Canadianized version of an Old Yorkshire England favorite...the Yorkshire recipe I came accross while reading a Book by the famous UK Vet,  James is the piece straight from his book.." The Best Of James Herriot"

English bacon is not the same as our  least the English bacon from the 1940's wasn't..It could be better compared to our peameal bacon of today.
As I always seem to do...I have taken the recipe and made it my own. And Here it is!!

Bev's Ham and Egg Pie

Two portions of for bottom one for lid.
One cup Cubed cooked ham.
One Large onion minced.
Two cups Brocoli florets ( no STEMS)
( You can use frozen..if you DO..rinse the frozen brocoli under hot water..then SQUEEZE out the excess moisture)
One cup loosely packed shredded OLD Cheddar cheese.
5-6 medium to large FRESH eggs.
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375 DF
Roll our one portion of pastry ( see previous post for my recipe!)
Lay it in a fairly deep pie plate...the bottom shell does not have to be pretty..only functional as you won't see it!
Then lay in the cubed ham and minced onion.

Then the Brocoli over that..

Then the shredded cheese...

Sprinkle with seasonings..Then Crack the eggs over want to be careful they can slide off the top..if you want to be Fancy..( which I was NOT) You can seperate the eggs..arranging the yolks around the outer edge..and pouring the whites on top..but the point of this pie is simplicity..and dividing the eggs is bordering on Quishe territory!

The eggs should stay SOMEWHAT whole...obviously I broke a couple...LOOK at the LOVELY colour of those yolks..from my hens of course!
Now...Put on the top crust...and crimp the edges WELL!

Bake at 375 DF for 35-45 minutes!

This Pie will easily feed 4 people...unless two of them are my husband and son..then it will feed 3!!

This Pie is a BIG hit at our house! And is PERFECT for Dinner on a cold winters evening!

Merry Christmas!!!


Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!!!