Famous New Zealand Bacon & Egg Pie

Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

This is my mum's, so the BEST pie ever! It is fantastic served with ketchup and in my opinion is probably better cold. Great for picnics.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 6 -8 slices cooked bacon (fried or grilled)
  • 8 eggs (reserve one yolk for brushing pastry)
  • 4 teaspoons milk or 4 teaspoons double cream
  • 1 onion (not too big)
  • parsley

Directions

  1. leave the pastry out for 20 minutes at least to stop it from tearing when using.
  2. Cut the rinds of the bacon and chop bacon.
  3. Whisk eggs putting one yolk to the side.
  4. Whisk in the milk or cream.
  5. Chop onion.
  6. Lay one sheet of pastry in a casserole dish and make sure it comes just over the sides of the dish.
  7. Prick the base with a fork.
  8. Sprinkle the onion all over the base.
  9. Chop the parsley (one whole packet).
  10. Mix the parsley and bacon in with the egg mixture.
  11. Pour into the dish.
  12. Cover with other sheet of pastry and crimp together and cut of any excess pastry.
  13. Decorate the top if you want.
  14. Cook for 25 minutes and check its not burning.
  15. If so, place some tin foil over and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes until cooked.