Escarole and Capicola Breakfast Pie

Friday, June 17, 2016
If you want to serve something special for breakfast or brunch you found a great pie that will wow your guests. This Italian Escarole and Capicola Breakfast Pie is bursting with flavors!

Escarole and Capicola Breakfast Pie is filled with eggs, hot ham, spices, cream escarole great for brunch

Escarole and Capicola Breakfast Pie is filled with eggs, hot ham, spices, cream escarole great for brunch

This Italian style pie is bursting with flavors and often made in my hometown Utica,  New York also often referred to as "Little Italy". 

If you haven't visited Utica you need to just for the food itself you won't stop eating 
I promised you. 

The bakeries and pizza along with fish fry are fabulous But don't take my word for it go see for yourself! Visit my hometown Utica, New York, but first make this delicious breakfast pie!

 Growing up in an all Italian city just about and household, these were staple ingredients in our household. Mom also had a deli at one time before I was born, so we really had it made when it came to Italian cooking, she was as all mom's in our eyes, the best. I miss her and the marvelous dishes she whipped up. This is now considered gourmet and back when I was growing up it was a good inexpensive meal to feed the family.

Escarole and Capicola Breakfast Pie is filled with eggs, hot ham, spices, cream escarole great for brunch

Escarole and Capicola Breakfast Pie Recipe
1/2 pound thinly sliced capicola, prosciutto other meat you like cooked 
4 eggs 
1 1/2 cups milk, half and half or heavy cream
6 slices of provolone or mozzarella cheese
1 or 2 cups of fresh finely chopped escarole boiled
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 sliced plum tomato
3 strips of roasted pepper
3 fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 deep dish pie shell uncooked store bought or homemade click here
2 tablespoons grated cheese

Optional additions: sliced peppers, artichoke hearts, mushroom slices, eggplant, zucchini 

In a bowl mix the eggs, milk, grating cheese,  spices and set aside. Place the fresh drained and boiled escarole on the bottom pressing them down and any other optional items listed above. Add the cheese on top then the meat. Pour the egg mixture over the top. You can add more garlic and sprinkle more grated cheese on top.  Bake on 350 degree hot oven until browned on top and the middle doesn't shake anymore. Around 45 to 55 minutes.

Other Utica Recipes below click the links:

Chicken Riggie Fest
Upstate NY Greens
Tomato Pie Upstate NY Style
Italian Lemon Ice
Watermelon Sorbet with Rum 
Pizza Fritte Feast Fried Dough
Italian Gravy or Sauce the big debate
Feast Upstate NY Style Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
Upstate NY Apple Pie
Pizza Dough
Cafe Almond Paste Cookie
Cannoli Stuffed French Toast
Zeppole St Joseph's Day
Cannoli Homemade
Sicilian Style Pizza
Restaurant in New Hartford NY Dont go!
Upstate ROME New York Great Food Dining 
Meatballs Melted Provolone and Roasted Pepper Sandwich
Italian Rainbow Cookies
Italian Cream Cake
No bake 4th of July Pie
Upstate New York Utica/Rome Greens Video
Pusties with Coconut Cream Filling a knockoff from the Florentine
Mushroom Stew
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Escargot with wine, butter and cheese
Sugar Molds for Cake Decorations and Cupcakes
Creamy Parmesan Dressing
Thousand Island Dressing
St Patricks Day Recipes
Grilled Reuben Hotdogs
Guinness Scallop Potatoes
Pesto Hoagie Semi homemade pizza
New York Style Bagels
String Bean Beef Stew
Lamb Stew
Sausage Sliders
Cannoli Ice cream
Venison Stew
Copycat O'scugnizzo Pizza
Italian Stuffed Meatloaf

Grandma's Italian Style Green Beans
Mom's Italian Style Parmesan Wedges
Italian Spinach Sauteed
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Fried Hearts of Palm
Butter Spreads
Grilled Eggplant
Italian Style Broccoli
Broccoli Rabe
Fried Zucchini
Potato Croquettes
Stuffed Peppers

1 comment

  1. Dear Claudia, This is beautiful for breakfast, lunch or dinner!! Have a great weekend. xoxo Catherine


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