Bacon and Egg Cups

January 26, 2015

This week is National Breakfast week. After creating my brunch Scrambled Eggs I decided it was time to experiment and create something a little bit different. One of my favourite breakfasts is bacon and egg, there is something a little bit naughty about starting the day with bacon and egg and a cup of tea. The bacon needs to be crispy and the egg runny so the yolk mixes with the bacon. It sets you up for the day and leaves you feeling full. I wondered if it would be possible to create a bacon and egg cup, a bite size snack that enables you to eat your bacon and egg in one bite.

Bacon and egg cups

I believe I have created the ultimate breakfast idea. The eggs are baked in a cup of bacon and the result is a totally delicious mouthful. They look as if you have made an effort but in reality they are really easy to make.

Bacon and egg cups
I also learnt something new, you can bake bacon. The clue should really be in the name, bacon, but I never thought of baking it before. I normally just grill it or fry it. Baking it is a revelation, the bacon turns out crispy and tastes nicer. If you put down silver foil on the baking sheet there is much less washing up. Baking the bacon is simple, place the bacon on a baking sheet and put into a cold oven. Set the oven to 200C, gas mark 6 and leave it for fifteen to twenty minutes. When it looks crispy enough remove it. Baked bacon can also be stored in the fridge and warmed up in the microwave later, ideal if you fancy a bacon sandwich for lunch.

Bacon and egg cupsOnce you have baked your bacon it is easy to turn them into bacon and egg cups. First you need to grease a muffin tin. Line each of the muffin holes with bacon, trying not to leave gaps. It is fine to layer the bacon in slices making a cup shape. In a bowl mix together four eggs, a tablespoon full of milk and two tablespoons full of cheese and pour into the bacon cup. Place back in the oven for ten to fifteen minutes until the egg has set.  If you want to add some variety you could add other ingredients like chopped onion, mushrooms, red pepper or tomato. I just added a sprinkle of black pepper.

Bacon egg cupsThen for the fun part, eating them.  I served them with a glass of V8 vegetable juice original which contains 8 vegetables in one drink and tastes delicious. This one glass contains a mix of tomato, carrot, celery, beetroot, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach providing one of my portions of fruit and vegetables for the day. There are no artificial colours or flavours, only contains 26 calories and perfectly complemented the bacon and egg cups. It is hard to believe that V8 uses the same recipe that it did when it was invented in Illanois in 1933. I remember my dad drinking it when I was a child. I used to love it then and still love it today.

Bacon and egg cupsBacon and Egg Cups

 

Bacon and Egg Cups
Author: Alison
Ingredients
  • 1 packet of bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp grated cheese
Instructions
  1. Trim the fat off the bacon and lay on silver foil on a baking tray.
  2. Place the baking tray in the oven and heat to 200C, Gas Mark 6
  3. Leave for 15 - 20 minutes until the bacon looks crisp
  4. Grease a muffin case with butter
  5. Layer the bacon round each muffin case to form a cup shape. Try to fill in the gaps.
  6. Mix together the eggs, milk and cheese.
  7. Pour the mixture into each of the bacon cups.
  8. Place in the oven for ten or fifteen minutes until the egg has set
Recipe Notes

If wanted you can add extras like chopped onion, red pepper, mushrooms or tomatoes to suit your taste

I was really pleased at how easy this recipe was to make and the whole family really enjoyed it. I think it might become a regular breakfast feature on Sundays.

 

9 responses to “Bacon and Egg Cups”

  1. I actually made some of these a few weeks ago and they were a BIG hit with the husband 🙂

  2. Very clever – I was planning on trying this using bread to line muffin tins instead of bacon so you beat me to it !

  3. Bob Toovey says:

    Great recipe Alison, just shared it on our Facebook page!

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