Bacon Egg Toast Baskets Recipe

Happy Fri-Yay y’all! I hope you’ve had a great week and are heading into a great weekend.

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To get away from the SXSW craziness my family and I are heading out to the beach! Port Mansfield to be exact. Jeff has been stressed from work and looking forward to a breather and our June is itching to go fishin. I’ll be filling you all in on our adventures next week.

This Friday’s recipe is “easy peasy” as June would say and has many different variations. I make these for an easy brunch item if you’re having guests over this weekend or even as meal prepping breakfast for the busy week ahead. Either way this recipe has been a hit for me and a definite crowd pleaser.

Let’s get started!

PREP: 15 MINS    TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS    YIELD: Makes 6

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 3-4 slices white or whole-wheat sandwich bread, dependent on size of muffin pan
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Shredded cheese of your choice (I prefer the “Mexican” mixture shredded cheese)

 

Equipment

  • Muffin pan

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400° F. Grease 4 wells of a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a frying pan, cook bacon about 3-5 minutes, until partially cooked but not completely crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Cut out rounds of bread with a round cookie cutter or drinking glass, I can usually get 2 rounds per slice of bread. Press the bread rounds into the greased muffin wells. Curl a piece of bacon around each piece of bread, positioning it between the bread and the muffin tin to help keep it in position. Sprinkle a small amount of shredded cheese on top of each piece of bread. 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.

Bake until eggs are cooked through to your liking (about 10-12 minutes) and bacon is crispy. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin well and pop the egg cups out. Season with salt and pepper to taste, I also top Jeff’s with red pepper flakes since he likes his food with a kick, you may want to try that as well. Serve immediately.

Variations
Try cooked, crumbled sausage in place of bacon, or make a vegetarian version with sauteed spinach, sauteed mushrooms or bell peppers.

 

In the famous words of the adorable quirky Nick Miller…

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Have a great weekend and enjoy!