I know most of you were on holiday or at work and couldn’t cook up a storm, but I did and I want to share this great bacon recipe with you. First of all, this is not a quiche, and even if it were, what guy in the woods doesn’t want bacon, eggs and cheese in a dutch-oven?

First, in your dutch-oven or a cast iron skillet, weave a lattice of bacon like this:

bacon fried in an 1/8th inch of water gives you the most amazing crunch-chewy bacon ever!

Notice mine is in a shallow pool of water. That’s because when you fry bacon in water you get the most amazing crisp-chewy bacon you will ever have. Once one side is crisp, most of the water will be evaporated.

IMG_0628In my case I used my bacon press (I love cast iron cooking gadgets), which leaves no real need for turing since it gives back the bottom heat from the top.

IMG_0633I set the bacon aside and sauteed chopped onions until they were caramelized, then drained the excess fat. I added two handfuls of spinach on top of the onions and added the bacon once again.

IMG_0634Over all this I poured a batter of 3 eggs, 1 1/2 cups milk and 3/4 cup biscuit mix (mine was Jiffy Brand, but Bisquick is more common). Then I covered the top with shredded cheese. It baked in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.

I served it up sliced (see feature image above)


6 or more slices bacon, woven in a lattice and cooked crisp
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cups spinach
3/4 cup biscuit mix
1 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper


  • Heat oven to 400°F.  Fry bacon crisp, saute onion. Wilt spinach in pan and return bacon lattice to pan.
  • In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients until blended; pour into oven-proof skillet or into a pie plate.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

What did you do for National Bacon Day?

BTW before I made this, this was my best ever bacon recipe: Bacon Wrapped Dates

Darryl Alder
Darryl is a retired career Scouter with more than 30 years of service. However, his pride in Scouting, is his volunteer service as an Associate Advisor, Varsity Scout Coach, Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Chartered Organization Representative and Commissioner.

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