A friend from SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) has started a thing called Piemas. Basically, you make a pie each of the twelve days of christmas (pie + christmas = piemas). Given that I had never really paid attention to the twelve days of christmas, I thought that Piemas would start the day after, so I was unprepared to begin christmas morning. Luckily, we have all the pieces necessary for a breakfast pie in the fridge.
For this first day of Piemas 2016, I found two different recipes on Pinterest for a pie made with eggs, cheese, and bacon. One called for hashbrowns, the other did not. One called for onions, the other for green onions. I have sort of mashed the recipes together to fit what I had in the house and what we like to eat.
1/2 cup of milk
3 cups frozen hashbrowns thawed
1 onion chopped
5 slices of bacon
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 pre-made pastry crust
Cut up the bacon and onion and fry until bacon is crispy and the onions are soft. Line a pie pan with the pastry crust. Place the bacon and onion mix in the bottom of the pan and sprinkle half the cheese on top.
Mix the egg and milk together until well blended. Add the salt, pepper, and hashbrowns and mix well. Pour the egg mixture over the bacon and onions. Top with the remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 F for about 35-40 minutes or until the eggs are set.
It was pretty dang good. All of us liked it. Although Amon thought it could use period seasonings (ginger, cinnamon, etc). He also suggested that we fry the potato hashbrowns before putting them in the pie. It would have added more flavor to them and would have made sure they were completely thawed.
I think this will be a recipe I repeat.
Here are the websites I cribbed from: