A few weeks ago, I made “the best breakfast casserole ever” so decided that I should do my best to see if I could top the amazingness of that breakfast in a totally different fashion!
You will recognize all of the elements of these breakfast cups from your standard breakfast table (eggs, bacon, toast) but the presentation is what makes this breakfast special. No, this does not take much more time or effort than your traditional bacon & eggs with toast, the time/effort is just being used in different ways.
The presentation of these breakfast egg cups is very impressive so this would be the perfect breakfast to feed to friends/family the next time you really want to impress (think hosting brunch, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc).
- 6 slices of bread
- 6 slices of bacon
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup of shredded cheese
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with butter non-stick spray.
- Flatten out (using a rolling pin) a slice of white bread. Then tear off the crusts or use a large cookie cutter to cut out 3 inch large circles. Take bread circles and press them into the muffin pan, set aside.
- Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Cook bacon on the skillet until partially cooked but still pliable, about 3 minutes. Shape bacon strips into the toast cups, fill each with about 1 Tbs of shredded cheese. Place in the oven for 5 minutes, allowing the bacon to toast just a little more. Remove from oven.
- Crack your egg and separate out about ½ of the egg white (save these for some other recipe use). Drop eggs into the cups, sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Place back in the oven and cook until white begins to set, about another 8 – 10 minutes. The yolk should be creamy.
- Remove from oven as soon as they are set & look done. Carefully pop them out and enjoy hot.
Adapted from all over the internet, but The Noshery had the best information
Two Years Ago – Egg Cups made with Biscuits, another beautiful & tasty egg cup dish!
And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is the most simple, yet impressive dish you have created?