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Egg and Bacon Slice

Egg Bacon Slice Recipe

Egg and bacon, tomato and basil, pumpkin and feta, potato and rosemary – ingredients that are destined to be together.

When they are combined the result is (mostly) a winning meal.  In this instance you have the perfect picnic food, or lunch box item for when the kids return to school.  

I added our first Summer Zucchini harvested for the year to this dish. I find zucchini to be incredibly versatile in cooking as it does not have a strong flavor of it’s own. It happily blends in with whatever it is combined with. Plus it is obviously adding nutrients to the meal.

zucchini

The first time I made this recipe I attempted to make it a little leaner by not including very much cheese. It was a little bland so do make sure that you do not skimp on the cheese. Alternatively you could add some tomato chutney or chilli jam on the side. 

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Simple flavors to please the whole family. Perfect picnic food, or a lunch box treat.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 100 grams of bacon - chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 shallot - chopped
  • 1 medium sized zucchini - grated
  • 5 eggs - lightly whisked
  • ½ cup cheese - grated
  • 200 grams ricotta (light)
  • ¾ cup self raising flour
  • generous pinch salt
  • three grinds of cracked pepper
  • 12 or more fresh sage leaves - torn
Instructions
  1. Turn on the oven to heat to 170 degrees
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the oil, shallot and bacon
  3. Stir until the bacon is cooked
  4. To a mixing bowl add all of the ingredients, except the flour, and stir until well combined
  5. Add the flour and stir gently to incorporate
  6. Grease a slice tray and pour in the mixture
  7. Give the tray a jiggle to settle the mixture evenly in the tray
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes until browned on top
  9. Allow to sit for a few minutes to cool prior to removing from the tray and slicing.
  10. Serve warm or cold and with a salad or vegetables of choice

Grab the picnic rug this weekend, as it is forecast to be lovely and cool after a week of extreme heat. Make this slice and let the kids burn off some of the energy they have pent up from being indoors. Alternatively, pin or tag this recipe for school lunch box ideas. 

What is your favorite ingredient combination? 

Kyrstie

 

 

 

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  • e / dig in hobart January 17, 2014, 8:39 am

    i love a vegie slice like this – and i adore zucchinis, too, they are so versatile.
    my favourite food combo in the summer time is a super-ripe tomato with green basil. yum.
    good luck surviving the heat!

    • Kyrstie Barcak January 19, 2014, 6:33 pm

      I am really getting anxious this year to start eating tomatoes! With a very cool start to Summer followed by a heat wave, the fruit has been sooooo slow! I have loads of green ones at the moment so hope to be eating tomato on toast with salt and pepper for breakfast and lunch very soon.

  • Lizzy (Good Things) January 17, 2014, 1:45 pm

    Your zucchini plants look healthy. Mine are really suffering with this heat! Lovely recipe, Kyrstie.

    • Kyrstie Barcak January 19, 2014, 6:31 pm

      Thanks Lizzy, they don’t seem to have minded the heat but it has stalled vegetable production.

  • Srebrina January 17, 2014, 1:46 pm

    This looks and it sounds like Bulgaria (it’s popular in Eastern Europe in general) banica, only it’s made with filo dough you buy from the store, but you can make it yourself too. Check out recipes for banica/banitsa.
    here – http://www.tastespotting.com/search/banitsa/1

    • Kyrstie Barcak January 19, 2014, 6:30 pm

      It is such a great combination I sure there are many variations of this slice Srebina. I have not heard of Banica before. I like the idea of the filo and that it can be a sweet recipe also. Thanks for sharing.

  • Krista January 17, 2014, 3:09 pm

    I love this combination of ingredients too. 🙂 And like to add capers or artichoke hearts for a bit of zing. 🙂

    • Kyrstie Barcak January 19, 2014, 6:28 pm

      That sounds like a great addition Krista. I will have to give that a try.

  • Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas January 19, 2014, 11:05 am

    I love slices like this. I am still waiting on my first zucchini. The plants are slow this year & are getting knocked around in the heat but this looks perfect for lunch boxes when school returns. Thanks.

    • Kyrstie Barcak January 19, 2014, 6:29 pm

      Thanks Tania, mine are slow also. It is starting to drive me a little bonkers!!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 19, 2014, 7:54 pm

    My husband loves egg and bacon pie but I’ll bet he’ll be even more pleased with a slice of this!

    • Kyrstie Barcak January 20, 2014, 9:18 pm

      Thanks for dropping by Maureen. Egg and bacon pie is fabulous!

  • Dorothy May Bell September 17, 2014, 12:48 pm

    Hi Christie Wonderful recipe’s . Easy for when grandchildren are staying over

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