Bacon, Leek, and Potato Pie

Recipe by WiGal
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Warm your MASHED potatoes.
  • Set them aside and keep warm.
  • Heat and cook the bacon in HALF the butter and ALL the oil in a medium-to-large frying pan until just beginning to brown and crisp.
  • Remove from pan with a slotted spoon.
  • Add leek to the grease in the pan.
  • Add seasoning to taste, and the sugar.
  • Meanwhile, preheat broiler to highest temperature and position rack.
  • Fry leek gently over medium heat until soft and caramelized. Take care not to burn!
  • Return the bacon to the pan and stir evenly through leek.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into a standard-sized (9") pie pan.
  • Add the REMAINING butter and 4 ounces of the cheese to the warmed potatoes.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste and mix well.
  • Spoon the potato-cheese mixture evenly over the leeks and bacon, sprinkle evenly with REMAINING cheese, top decoratively with tomato slices and season the tomatoes with just a touch more salt possibly pepper if you like.
  • Place pie under the broiler until the cheese is melted and the top is nicely browned in spots.
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