Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pinterest: Bacon Egg Cups

I found this recipe on Pinterest the other day and just had to try it.  Doad ate them in like .2 seconds.  I think they were a success.  :)

Bacon Egg Cups
Don't they look delicious?? :) 

I tweaked the recipe just a tiny bit and thought I'd share how I made them.

What I used:
6 Strips of Bacon
4 Eggs
1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Healthy pinch of shredded Zucchini
Small handful of Baby Spinach
Couple shakes of salt
Few more shakes of pepper
Muffin Tin
Pam
Oven pre-heated to 350°

Step One: Partially pre-cook bacon.  The original recipe doesn't have you do this, but we like our bacon a little on the crispier side.  It also helps get some of the grease and fat out so it doesn't soak into the eggs.



Step Two:  Spray muffin tin with Pam and arrange bacon around the edges of tin.  This was a little trickier after pre-cooking the bacon.  It wasn't all flat and smooth anymore, so it doesn't stick to the edges of the pan that well.  I didn't mind, but if you want to keep all the egg on the inside of the cup - pre-cooking is probably not the way to go.



 Step Three:  Mix the rest of your ingredients together in a bowl - I used a pyrex measuring cup for easier pouring.  The pour into muffin tins, filling them about two-thirds full.



Step Four: Into the oven they go!  The original recipe says to bake for 30-35 minutes.  Our gas stove heats up pretty well so I only put them in for 25 minutes.  They were perfectly cooked the minute the timer buzzed so I guess the time is going to vary based on your appliance.  I also halved the recipe so that could have made a difference as well.



I added the zucchini and spinach to get some greens in (and I needed to use them up). We don't usually add this to our eggs, but it tasted delicious and felt super healthy! We will definitely be eating these again soon!  Thanks, Julia, for the delicious recipe!! :)


2 comments:

tricia said...

Yum.

Ellie Heidel said...

These are SO good! I love them :) yum yum yum & bravo!! xoxo