Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bacon Egg Cups

You don't really need a special occasion or even had a particularly fantastic night to fix a treat for someone's breakfast. This easy to prepare version of bacon and eggs also makes for a great brunch.

Three ingredients is all it takes. That and just a tiniest bit of effort, aren't you willing to do this for your special person?

Seasonings of your choice

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If your muffin pan seats 12, that usually means each will be about 8 to 9 inches around. You will need 1 piece of bacon + ½ to 1/3 of a piece to set in the bottom of each egg cup.
Set your skillet on a medium heat. Fry the bacon until lightly browned on each side but still pliable.* Make sure it doesn’t get crispy because it will continue to cook in the oven and it needs to be able to bend.

Drain on paper towels and let cool.
    • Here is a great hint but you have to follow directions! When you place the bacon in the pan. Wash your hands well and rinse. However, before you dry them let just a few drops fall onto the bacon. Careful, if you get as much as a tablespoon in there, you could get a tiny explosion of grease when cooking. Don't ask me why this makes the bacon wonderful, but try it yourself!

When bacon is draining on paper towels, this is a good time to remind you NEVER pour grease down the drain! As soon as it cools, it will clog up that drain faster than you can imagine! Slave has a grease pot just for bacon grease. If you don't have one, simply drop those paper towels into the skillet. The ones you used to drain the bacon. When you go to clean up, these will have absorbed nearly all of the grease and can be thrown away, thus getting two uses out of them.

Spray the muffin pan. Line the muffin tins with bacon slices. To make it easier, notice how bacon has one edge that has the fat and one edge that has the “meat”? Put the “meat” edge down. Place the ½ to 1/3 piece inside the cup first to create a “bottom” to the egg cup.

Crack an egg into each cup. Sprinkle with your choice of a seasoning. Slave prefers to use a tiny bit of dried Thyme for this. Sage, oregano, even poultry seasonings work just as well. Also a touch of salt and pepper.

Bake until set, about 15-20 minutes. Loosen from cups and remove. Serve this just like you would eggs, two per serving along with some hot toast or English muffins. Enjoy!!!

Here is a different way to wake up!

Any day that slave gets to serve my Master Indy is a great day!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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