Bacon and Scallion Galette

The wife and I love brunch!!

Anyway we can get it. We love brunch at a restaurant, we love brunch when we make it at home, we love it when someone else makes it and invites us over. We love it when our church makes brunch… WE LOVE BRUNCH!!

I’m not sure why. It’s not like it is much different from breakfast. I feel like brunch is generally more savory and more fancy than breakfast. It’s like breakfast is going out on a day date. Or… maybe it’s the fact that brunch allows you to day drink without feeling guilty. Can you scream… MIMOSASSSSS?! Let’s face it, most people love a little orange juice with their champagne… I mean… A little champagne in their orange juice…

We are house/ pet sitting for a friend this weekend so I’m not in my kitchen. I wanted to make a cute brunch since it’s my birthday weekend (it’s tomorrow!!) but cooking in someone else’s kitchen is hard, even when you’re close friends. I needed to make something simple and relatively quick.

That’s where this galette came into play!

Rustic galette filled with bacon, eggs and a little scallions! Perfect for brunch!
Rustic galette filled with bacon, eggs and a little scallions! Perfect for brunch!

LOVE galettes! They look uber fancy but with minimal effort!! And if you cheat like I did and use store-bought pie crust (I KNOW!!!! But like I said, I’m not in my own kitchen!!!!! Please don’t judge me!! *Insert monkey covering eyes emoji*), then it’s CRAZY simple and just as delicious!!!

If you’re not familiar, a galette is a type of free form pie. No pie dish needed! You roll your unbaked pie crust into a circle, fill it with all types of goodies, fold the edges so things don’t get runny and pop it in the oven! It’s just that simple!

Galettes can be sweet, just add berries or stone fruit. Or, like the one I made today, they can be savory! It’s really just up to you and what you’re in the mood for!

Below is my tried and true, go to brunch galette! Feel free to use your favorite pie crust recipe and experiment with the fillings to personalize it to your brunch guests tastes!

This recipe makes 4 servings… But if you eat like my family… It’s really just 2 servings!! So feel free to make an extra one just in case!

Bacon and Scallion Galette  (4 small servings)

1 Unbaked pie crust (use store bought or your favorite pie crust recipe)

2 Cups shredded cheese ( I used a cheddar blend, but be creative!  A blend with mozzarella would be YUM)

4 pieces cooked bacon, chopped

1 Stalk scallion or shallot, diced

3 Large eggs

Salt and pepper

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll your crust into a 9 inch circle, just as you would a pie.

Sprinkle shredded cheese over crust. Leave about an inch border Follow with the cooked bacon and scallions. With your fingers, make a little well where you would like your eggs to go.

Fold over the edges of the crust so that it overlaps slightly and makes a rustic border.

Take one of the eggs and crack into a bowl. Take a fork and break up the egg. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg onto crust.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the crust just starts to brown.

Remove the galette from the oven and (quickly) place the remaining 2 eggs in the little wells you made. Salt and pepper to taste. BE CARFUL with the salt! The bacon and cheese are already salty so you may not need much!

Place galette back in the oven and bake 15-17 minutes or until the eggs are set and the crust is golden brown.

*TIP* DON’T OVER BAKE!!! You will know if it’s over baked if your egg yolks are solid… I don’t know that from experience *looks around*

 

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