Smoky Egg Pie with Sausage and Onions Date: 10-22-16

I grew up in a large city and loved everything that the New Orléans area had to offer. I now live in a small town. I love everything that it has to offer as well. When I visit a large city, I fall in love with the new and big flavors restaurants offer. I become infatuated and long to eat my way across the city.

I am always happy to return to my little slice of joy, my home. Home is, truly where the heart is. The kitchen is the heart of a home. In my kitchen, I also long for those exotic big city flavors.

Big city traffic, is something to endure. The non-stop pace in a large city is electric and exciting. After several days of the frenetic pace, I am missing our quiet hideaway. I love to travel and get-a-way to foreign destinations. I have been fortunate to travel throughout the US and witness the beauty of our land.

Market in Barcelona, Spain
Market in Barcelona, Spain

The excitement of trying new foods and touring through food markets is a delight. Shopping in grocery stores in foreign locals, is always a treat for me. Each city,  state, region, cultures and countries all over, offering their own spin on cuisine. The spices, fruits and vegetables are blended to offer an entirely different flavor combination.

Fruits and vegetables in outdoor market
Fruits and vegetables in outdoor market

While traveling in foreign food markets, it doesn’t take me long before I want to fill up a basket of the unique items and run to a kitchen to begin cooking. The endless supply of flavorful cheese and breads.  The variation in dried meats. The exquisite beauty of the fancy chocolatier. The eye-popping color of the bulk spices and sauces they create make my mouth water.

A carnivorse's dream
A carnivore’s dream

Using these ingredients to cook , is not an option if your staying in hotels. Imagine a knock at the door, upon opening,  a happy and crazy female carrying a basket loaded with food. Hello, It’s Mimi.  It might help you gain entrance, if your also bringing wine.

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Mimi near a hotel but needing a kitchen

I wonder how many doors you would have to knock on before you could gain entrance and be allowed to cook in their kitchen. I haven’t had the nerve to actually put this into action, yet. It’s still in fantasy mode.

Spices are a food item that you may easily bring back from your travels. It is lightweight, economical and makes a great souvenir for friends that enjoy cooking.

Select a spice or sauce, and then start incorporating it into your recipes. Or choose a chef that you like and see if they offer an opportunity to use the spice in their recipes. Spices add flavor that may allow you to cut the items that may make our foods high in calories.

In this recipe, I added chipotle in adobo sauce. I am a big fan of this item. It will bring a flavor all its own to your dish. I love the flavor of it and have added to the following:

  • Barbecue
  • Chili
  • Sauces

 

The Chipotle Sauce in an egg pie, was bound to happen. In this version, I chose not to add crème or cheese to cut calories and fat content.

Shout out to Alexa for Miles Davis for a music to greet the morning.

 

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Smoky Egg Pie with Sausage and Onions
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Smoky Egg Pie with Sausage and Onions with a hint of chipotle. Egg pie without the traditional creme and cheese to reduce calories.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60 minutes 35-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60 minutes 35-45 minutes
Smoky Egg Pie with Sausage and Onions
Print Recipe
Smoky Egg Pie with Sausage and Onions with a hint of chipotle. Egg pie without the traditional creme and cheese to reduce calories.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60 minutes 35-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60 minutes 35-45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
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Recipe Notes

My Peep's Eggs
My Peep's Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a glass pie dish, unroll pie shell and place in middle. Center shell as needed. With fingertips press down on crust in dish. Using  your fingertips, pinch the dough and press down on the side to form crust edge.  Using a fork, place many holes into the sides and bottom of crust.

 

Unbaked Pie Shell
Unbaked Pie Shell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything needs pork, right?
Everything needs pork, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evenly place the cooked sausage on the bottom of pie crust.

 

 

 

 

Sprinkle in the green onions. The larger the onion piece, the bolder the onion bite. To reduce boldness, chop onions finer.  Sprinkle in the pimento.

 

Pie shell with sausage, green onions and pimentos
Pie shell with sausage, green onions and pimento

 

 

In a small mixing bowl, add eggs and whip them good. Combine the eggs, salt, chipotle adobo sauce, chopped chipotle and blend well.

 

 

Eggs whipped good
Eggs whipped good

 

 

 

Pour evenly over the pie shell. Using a pepper mill, give a couple of turns over pie.

 

 

Unbaked pie
Unbaked pie

 

Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or golden brown. Allow to sit for minute before cutting. Serve not.

 

 

 

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Lagniappe: The you prefer the traditional Quiche but want to still limit calories, add in cheese and crème as follows:

1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup half and half

 

 

 

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Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Copyright 2016 by Mimi

4 thoughts on “Smoky Egg Pie with Sausage and Onions Date: 10-22-16”

  1. I am going to try this sausage pie over the weekend – Quick question; suggested source for adobe sauce with chipotle?
    Love that you have the step by step pictures!

    1. Any of the local grocery stores will have the chipotle with adobo sauce. It is typically in the section where they stock Mexican food. I hope that you enjoy.

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