This classic French dish can be served hot or cold. It is perfect for the Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Because of the many miracles that happened through the intercession of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes France in 1858, it has prompted the church to institute a commemorative feast today to honor that.
In a grotto on the banks of the Gave River in Lourdes France the Virgin Mary appeared in the hollow of a rock, 18 times to a poor 14 year old girl named Marie Bernade (Saint Bernadette). On the first visit the Virgin Mary asked Bernadette to make the sign of the cross and say the rosary with her. She appeared to her a total of 18 times. On March 25th (the Feast of the Annunciation) she also appeared to her and announced, “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
There began reports of cures and more miracles around the site and word spread about this holy place and people began to visit it. Lourdes France became the wolds most important site for pilgrimage and religious tourism. Six million people from around the world flock to Lourdes each year.
6 strips cooked bacon 1 9 inch pie shell store bought or homemade 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 3 large eggs and just enough milk to make 1 1/2 cups
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Break up the pieces of bacon and put them in the bottom of the pie shell. Sprinkle all but a tablespoon of cheese over the bacon. In a 2 cup measuring bowl add salt, pepper, nutmeg, eggs and enough milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Whisk to combine. Pour it over the bacon and cheese to within 1/8 of an inch to the rim. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake 30-35 minutes in a oven until puffed and browned.
Peace be with you,