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Breton Pie


Breton Pie
This unusual pie from Brittany is made with piled-up layers of buckwheat pancakes (galettes), sandwiched with a filling of onion and bacon mixed with a little cream.

The whole thing, assembled in a baking tin, is then browned in the oven.
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Last modified on: October 25th 2015

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
24 min.45 min.1 hour 9 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 4 min.
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Peel 500 g onion.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Slice thinly.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Melt 50 g butter in a frying pan on medium heat, then add the sliced onions, salt and pepper.

Stage 4 - 7 min.
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Fry until just starting to brown.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Using the same pan, pour in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

When very hot, add 200 g small pieces of bacon and fry as you like it.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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When the bacon is cooked, add the onions and mix well.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Add 2 tablespoons cream, mix well, leave for a few minutes to thicken, then check the seasoning.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Use a round tin, preferably spring-form or loose bottomed. Scatter a little grated cheese in the bottom.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Lay a pancake in the tin, trimming the edges if it doesn't fit.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Spread a little of the onion-bacon-cream filling on top.

Stage 11 - 7 min.
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Add another pancake and repeat the operation until you have used up all the pancakes and filling.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
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Finish with a little grated cheese.

Stage 13 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes...

Stage 14
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...until the top pancake is nicely browned.

Stage 15 - 1 min.
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Turn out upside down and serve hot, cut into portions like a pie.

Remarks

You can make the pie deeper by using more than 6 pancakes. If you do this, remember to make more of the onion-bacon-cream filling.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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