Sunday, October 2, 2011
EUREKA! Bippity Boppity BACON PIE.
My favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan, could not have said it any better when he describes bacon as; "The most beautiful thing on earth".
Even the frying of bacon sounds like applause.
He has an entire skit solely about Bacon.
He says that bits of bacon are.... "Like the Fairy Dust of the food community."
Sprinkle bacon on anything and suddenly, you can't wait to dig your fork into it.
Oh, don't want your salad?............. sprinkle sprinkle.....BLING................Now it's the favorite part of your meal.
So without further ado, I wave my magic wand, and bring you:
BIPPITY BOPPITY BACON PIE
12 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1 c. shredded Swiss or Monterrey Jack cheese (4 ounces)
1/3 c. shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/4 c. diced onion
3/4 c. Original Bisquick mix
1 1/2 c. milk
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Fry and crumble your 12 slices of bacon.
I normally don't fry my bacon because it creates such a mess, so I use a slotted baking rack, and bake the bacon strips at 350 for about 20 minutes, flipping once. They come out perfectly with no splattery mess on your stove.
Note regarding the onions: If you like your onions to have a "crunch", then no need to do the next step by sauteing them. Personally, I have to saute them to take the crunch away, or hubby won't even come near the kitchen. He won't even take a bite into something that has crunchy onions. Even if it IS loaded with bacon.
If you are wanting to saute your onions to take the "crunch" away, and if you are using the skillet method to fry your bacon then empty all but 2 Tablespoons of the bacon grease from your pan, and saute onions until soft. If you are using the oven method to cook your bacon, then save 2 Tbsp. of the bacon grease and transfer into a frying pan, and saute onions.
IMPORTANT: BE SURE TO strain all the grease from your sauteed onions before adding. Otherwise, this pie will be called "Bippity Boppity Grease Pie".
Spray a 9 inch glass pie plate with non-stick spray and sprinkle the Fairy Dust of the food community (the bacon) in the bottom of the pie plate.
Hubby is out of town so I'm not going to bother sauteing my onions. I like a little crunch to them, so I'm just dicing them up and and sprinkling them right on top of the bacon pieces.
Now sprinkle your Monterrey Jack cheese (or Swiss) and Parmesan Cheese on top of bacon.
In medium bowl, beat together the Bisquick, milk, eggs, salt and pepper.
Gently pour into pie plate on top of the cheese and bacon.
Pop your Bippity Boppity Bacon Pie into the oven and bake for approximately 35 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is not jiggly.
Try to refrain yourself from slicing and eating like a bacon-crazed mad person, and please let the pie sit for about 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
It's Bippity Boppity.......BACON!
Serving Suggestions and Additional Ideas:
* Feel free to add other items into the pie such as small diced tomatoes, diced mushrooms, diced red pepper, or whatever you like to eat with your BACON.
* Serve as a breakfast or brunch item with fresh fruit. OR serve as a main course with side salad or a side of green beans or steamed broccoli.
Everything tastes better with bacon.