Sunday, July 24, 2011

Challenge 1, Day 2: Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cups

I saw these on someones Pinterest a few weeks ago and have been waiting for the opportunity to make them. I didn't change the recipe at all partially because i forgot but mostly because there is not much to change.  They are fabulous and not that hard to make.  I think 2-3 per person are a decent meal.  You can't get better then bread, bacon, cheese and eggs.
6 slices of bacon
6 slices of bread
Shredded cheese
6 eggs
Preheat the oven to 400° F.  Grease 6 wells of a muffin pan with butter or not so fancy cooking spray.    

In a frying pan, cook bacon about 3-5 minutes, until partially cooked but not completely crispy. Don't be afraid if it doesn't look cooked enough.  It will cook in the 400° F oven you'll soon be putting them in.

Transfer the partially cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain the lovely bacon from it excess grease.

Shred enough cheese for the 6 rounds.

Cut the bread into small rounds.  You can use a circle cookie cutter or even the brim of a glass. 

Press the bread rounds into the greased muffin wells.  I put a little extra pieces of bread around the edges.  Cause, well i love bread.

Curl a piece of bacon around the edges of each piece of bread, positioning it between the bread and the muffin tin to help keep it in position.  

Depending on the size of the bacon, you might have to cut the pieces and, well, eat the remaining bits on their own... 

Sprinkle the cheese into the wells.  Use as little or as much as you like. I love cheese just as much, if not more, than i like bread and bacon...

One at a time, crack an egg, removing about half of the white, and dropping the remaining white and yolk over each piece of bread, being careful not to break the yolks.  I used extra-large eggs here but i would recommend medium or large if you can. I ended up throwing away a lot of egg whites. 

Once all the bread pieces have been topped with eggs, bake until eggs are cooked through to your liking (about 6-10 minutes) and bacon is crispy.  

The eggs might look uncooked but they are likely cooked enough to eat after 6 minutes.  If you like a little run to your eggs then you don't need to cook them more then 6-8 minutes.

Run a knife around the edge of each muffin well and pop the egg cups out.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

These were truly delicious and will definitely be made again.  

Eat Up!

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