Czech-Style Farmer Cheese, Bacon & Noodle Bake

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    lb egg noodles
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 34
    lb farmer cheese (may sub dry curd cottage cheese)
  • 1
    teaspoon caraway seed
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 4
    slices bacon (thick-sliced & diced or use 6-8 std slices bacon)
  • 1
    onion (finely chopped)
  • 1
    tablespoon butter (for baking dish or use PAM as desired)
  • paprika (to dust surface of finished dish)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Boil egg noodles in salted water till done, drain in a colander, rinse w/cold water, drain again & add 1 tbsp olive oil. Mix well & set aside in a bowl.
  • Pass farmer cheese (or dry curd cottage cheese if using) thru a fine sieve. Stir in 1/3 cup sour cream + caraway seed & season w/salt & pepper. Add this mixture to the noodles & stir to combine.
  • Fry diced bacon in a skillet w/the onion till the bacon is crisp. Add bacon & onion to the noodle & cheese mixture & stir to combine.
  • Grease a deep ovenproof dish w/butter (or use PAM as desired). Place noodles, cheese mixture, bacon & onion in the baking dish.
  • Whisk eggs w/remaining 2/3 cup sour cream & pour this mixture evenly over the contents of the baking dish. Dust surface lightly w/paprika.
  • Bake for approx 45 min or till the top is browned & mixture tests done using the knife method. Allow to cool for 5 min & serve immediately.
  • NOTE: Serves 4 as a main-dish or 6 as a side-dish.
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