I had some ingredients that were approaching use-or-lose condition. Using those plus some other stuff I made a thing. It was delicious and appears to be a vehicle for myriad variations in terms of fillers and flavors.
I have no idea what it is. Recognizing there is scant chance I have invented anything, I would like to know WTF it is that I made. Hopefully someone here might recognize the description below, identify the key features, and edify my ignorant self as to what I accidentally (re)created.
In a 6-inch x 2-inch Visions Cookware casserole with lid, I lined bottom and sides with medium-thick bacon strips. I then lined this, bottom and sides, with very thin potato slices. Inside this, I molded a well of leftover short-grain rice. Into that well I dumped three large eggs and some herbs, with scant salt and pepper. I covered the top of this concoction with the remaining thin potato slices and cut strips of bacon. I put the lid on, and baked this dish at 375F for 70 minutes. I wanted the bacon to render.
Upon removing from the oven I poured off the fat for later use. On a plate with a bed of lettuce leaves, I turned out the ... loaf? pie? mound? ... upside down from the casserole dish. The object held its shape in much the same fashion as a turned out jello mold.
I garnished the thing with shredded cheese (returned briefly to broiler to melt same), dashes of homemade (Foghorn Leghorn Cowhorn Cayenne) chile sauce and a couple of handfuls of chopped tomato and sliced olives around the perimeter with some parsley and a small amount of asian ginger dressing.
The result was very satisfying on several levels. The filling could be anything -- eggs, brussels sprouts and chopped onion, mushrooms, spinach and nuts, whatever. Perhaps a beaten egg for binder.
But what is it? I won't pretend to be clever enough to have invented anything, but I've no idea what to call it. The key factor may well be that the turned-out loaf/mound/whatever-it-is holds its shape and behaves like a meatloaf when cut into with knife and fork.
Any guidance will be appreciated. Thank you.