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       Title: BACON POTATO PIE
  Categories: Casseroles, Usenet
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 lb Bacon, thick-sliced
            -and lean
       1    Onion
       1 lb Baking potatoes
     1/2 lb Cheddar cheese
       8    Eggs
  
   Cut the bacon slices into square pieces.  Fry the pieces until well-cooked,
   then drain on paper towels.
   
   Peel the potatoes, then grate them.  To prevent the grated potatoes from
   discoloring while you prepare the other ingredients, you can put them into
   a bowl of cold water. When you're ready to use them, be sure to drain well
   and squeeze them dry.
   
   Grate the cheese.  Mince the onion.  Butter a 9x13 inch shallow baking
   dish. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
   
   Beat the eggs in a large bowl.  Add all the other ingredients and stir.
   Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for
   about 45 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked. Serve hot, warm or at room
   temperature.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  A brunch casserole with potatoes, eggs, bacon and cheese -- This is a
   very easy brunch dish, similar to a fritatta in texture, but full of
   traditional breakfast ingredients. The recipe comes from a cookbook
   published by the _Contra Costa (California) Times_ newspaper, called
   “Tastes of the Times.” Yield: Serves 4-6.
   
   *  It really does make a difference if you use good meaty bacon for this. I
   find the best bacon at my local butcher shop.
   
   *  You can prepare part of this ahead.  I think egg dishes are better if
   they haven't been refrigerated. So if you want to work ahead, you can cook
   the bacon, grate the cheese and potatoes and mince the onion the night
   before. Store all these things separately in the refrigerator, covering the
   potatoes with water. Then in the morning just mix it all up and bake it.
   
   : Difficulty:  moderate (tedious).
   : Time:  30 minutes preparation, 1 hour baking and cooling.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Vicki O'Day
   : Hewlett Packard Laboratories
   : oday@hplabs.hp.com
   
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust
  
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