Thursday, June 3, 2010

Recipe: Egg & Cheese Pie

This week, Global Table is visiting Belize.  To participate in the Cook-Along, I found this interesting recipe for Egg & Cheese Pie.

I mean, sure, I could have made Rice & Beans, or Beans & Rice, or something with fish or shellfish (check out this recipe!  If I thought anyone in my family would eat it besides me, I would have made it...)  I wanted to make something that I thought people would eat, and something different and interesting, and having all the ingredients on hand was definitely a bonus!

Verdict:  It's delicious!  It's interesting!  It was easy and quick!

And I think it would have been better with curry powder.  Or onions.  And I modified it slightly to make it a little healthier.  I bet that people in Belize are not using fat free evaporated milk.

Still - it was a winner.  I served it with mashed sweet potato and carrot, sweetened with a little honey and brown sugar, and that was wonderful.  I recommend that combination whole heartedly.

Belizean Egg & Cheese Pie

6 hard boiled eggs
1/2 c shredded cheese (I used parmesan - something with more bite would be delicious)
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 c fat free evaporated milk
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp flour
1 c bread crumbs

Hard boil the eggs (add eggs to water, bring to a boil, put cover on, remove from heat, let sit for 10 minutes).  Make white sauce by melting butter in a sauce pan, stirring in flour and cooking for a couple of minutes, stirring in evaporated milk, and then the cheese, stirring until thickened.
Cut eggs into slices. Put alternate layers of eggs, sauce and bread crumbs in a pie plate. Sprinkle top with a little more cheese.  Bake 15-25 minutes at 350 F.

Then, you eat it all up.

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  1. Wow! What a funny recipe - so unusual! I have to admit, I'm intrigued :) I've never seen hard-boiled eggs used that way ... sounds good though

  2. I guess it is a more simplified version of the white stuff with eggs on toast that we use to eat growing up. I'm not sure my kids would eat it but I know my husband and I will. Thanks for the idea.