posted by Mimi Hiller 06-27-101 2:14 PM
6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, fried crisp
1/2 cup Gruyere*, packed tight (not the processed stuff that comes in wedges...go for the real thing, but if you can't find it, substitute a good aged Swiss or Emmenthaler)
1 1/2 cups half & half**
Spray or grease a ceramic pie plate. Spread the cooked bacon on the bottom of the pie plate. Sprinkle the cheese over the bacon. Put the half & half and eggs into a medium-size bowl and beat with a whisk until well-combined. Pour gently over the bacon and cheese.
Bake in preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
*The recipe called for 1/2 pound of Gruyere, but the instructions only used a packed 1/2 cup of it. I used the whole 1/2 pound, but I think it was too much. On the other hand, I don't think 1/2 cup would be enough, so use your judgment.
**For those away from the North American continent, half & half is a commercial product here. It consists of half heavy cream and half whole milk.
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