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.