- 1 deep 24cm blind-baked pastry case
- 1 tbsp olive oil
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- 6 lean rashers of smoked dry cure bacon, chopped
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- 5 large eggs
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- 284ml carton single cream
- 150ml milk
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- 140g gruyère cheese, finely grated
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- generous grating of nutmeg
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Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and fry 6 chopped rashers of bacon for a minute or so until lightly cooked.
Beat 5 large eggs, a 284ml carton of single cream and 150ml milk together with a fork then add 140g finely grated gruyère cheese, a generous grating of nutmeg and plenty of seasoning.
Stir in half the bacon and carefully pour the mixture into the deep 24cm blind-baked pastry case then scatter over the remaining bacon.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the filling is set, starting to turn golden and slightly puffed up above the pastry case.
Allow to cool a little before removing from the tin. Serve warm or at room temperature, with a green salad.