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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:

How long does it take?

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

1 Breton Pie : Photo of step #1Peel 500 g onion. 4 min.
2 Breton Pie : Photo of step #2Slice thinly. 5 min.
3 Breton Pie : Photo of step #3Melt 50 g butter in a frying pan on medium heat, then add the sliced onions, salt and pepper. 2 min.
4 Breton Pie : Photo of step #4Fry until just starting to brown.

Set aside.
7 min.
5 Breton Pie : Photo of step #5Using 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.
5 min.
6 Breton Pie : Photo of step #6When the bacon is cooked, add the onions and mix well. 1 min.
7 Breton Pie : Photo of step #7Add 2 tablespoons cream, mix well, leave for a few minutes to thicken, then check the seasoning. 3 min.
8 Breton Pie : Photo of step #8Preheat 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.
1 min.
9 Breton Pie : Photo of step #9Lay a pancake in the tin, trimming the edges if it doesn't fit. 1 min.
10 Breton Pie : Photo of step #10Spread a little of the onion-bacon-cream filling on top. 1 min.
11 Breton Pie : Photo of step #11Add another pancake and repeat the operation until you have used up all the pancakes and filling. 7 min.
12 Breton Pie : Photo of step #12Finish with a little grated cheese. 1 min.
13 Breton Pie : Photo of step #13Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes... 30 min.
14 Breton Pie : Photo of step #14...until the top pancake is nicely browned.
15 Breton Pie : Photo of step #15Turn out upside down and serve hot, cut into portions like a pie. 1 min.

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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
252253 gr108 gr209 gr
126 %21 %10 %32 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2245 gr10 gr19 gr
11 %2 %1 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4208 gr18 gr34 gr
21 %3 %2 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 3.22 €
Per person : 0.54 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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