Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baked Eggs in Bacon Baskets




This is such a nice idea for breakfast/brunch for a crowd.
It is so simple, makes 12 at a time and the baskets stays warm, unlike scrambled eggs which always seem to get cold when left on the plate.

There are many variations of this recipe on the blogosphere. I've tried it 2 weekends in a row, and I find that this method worked best. I made them 2 ways, some scrambled with cheese, and others just baked with a soft center.
We couldn't decide which way we liked them best.

Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with PAM spray.

Lightly cook 12 strips of bacon (or how ever many baskets you are making).
Do NOT cook the bacon till crisp, but just enough to get rid of some of the grease. A few seconds on each side. Drain on paper towels.

Coil your bacon slices around the wells of the muffin tin.



Crack an egg and pour into the well.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

You can also whisk your eggs together and add some cheese, like a quiche, and pour this mixture into the bacon baskets.

I baked them 375 for 10 minutes for a runny center (to soak up with toast), or 12 minutes for the scrambled & cheese version.



Use a spoon to remove the baskets and serve! They are so pretty and better than the usual bacon and eggs.

56 comments:

  1. this should be against the law....what are you trying to do to me?

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  2. I'll have 2 eggs in a basket, 2 whole wheat toast, OJ, coffee and you serving it up...wearing the Stacey Snacks apron! ;)

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  3. What an awesome idea! I'm always looking for ways to make brunch easier. I'm going to have to try this soon.

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  4. Bacon... ~*sigh*~ I "heart" you...

    I'll be there in a few, tell Peter to move over, lol

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  5. Where do you PUT this food, Stacey?! It's so not fair! I'm coming back in my next life with YOUR metabolism!!

    I will make these for the kids -- total bacon sluts! I will pick at their leftovers and gain 5 lbs.

    Have a lovely day and enjoy the spring-like weather!

    Hugs -- Stacey

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  6. Oh yeah, that is one heck of a special breakfast

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  7. Those look great: and you are right about the ease of preparation.

    I made something similar using thinly cut lunch meat and also addded sauted vegetables before topping the entire thing with an egg.

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  8. These are my best and favorite things to have for breakfast. Such a superb idea combine the two and bake them in a muffin pan. Delicious for sure.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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  9. What a great idea. They'd be perfect for a crowd since you can cook them all at once.

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  10. Really cute presentation. I think the quiche like version would be so great for a brunch.

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  11. How great - what a cool presentation and yummy bacon!

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  12. Even my kids would enjoy eating those... how could they not when they are wrapped in bacon! Great idea!

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  13. I think this is a lovely touch for breakfast. now i'm hungry

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  14. Oh my GOSH!
    Bacon-baskets for eggs!? If there was a Nobel prize for food THIS would be the winner!

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  15. This has to be one of the most clever things I have seen. Good one!

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  18. I just stumbled these and have only seen this one post to know I love you! Damn, I am off to buy muffin tins and fresh bacon and eggs from the butcher first thing in the morning...

    Bacon basket dreams everyone!

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  19. that's f'in genius. Give me one now.

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  20. It's always good to have more bacon recipes. Thanks for sharing! I'll be Tweeting this one.

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  21. You had me at "Bacon"

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  22. **Licks Fingers** Better than Sex!!OH YES, I said it
    -AngelMarie

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  23. Thanks! I have chickens and am always looking for something to do with the eggs other than poaching!

    Have tried this out and it was a huge success!

    ( http://bokbokbok.net/site/comments/new_recipe_for_eggs_and_bacon/ )

    Thanks again!

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  24. Wow, I wish I could have your metabolism!

    Oh wait, maybe it has something to do with the fact that you don't eat massive quantities of food like I do... :(

    I guess I don't really know the details of your metabolism (the complex set of chemical reactions taking place in your body), so I should stop throwing around that word like every fat chick does...

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  25. Ooh this is so beautiful and yummy!
    woohoo,
    who cares 'bout ol' cholesterol and yabba yabba yabba:) long live stacey snacks
    bye

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  26. "Bacon Basket" - yes that sounds like something that would be the product of a dream. Genius!

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  27. Thanks, I think... Can't wait for Saturday morning breakfast!

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  28. Wow! These look awesome. Going to give these a try!

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  29. OMG - that looks totally gross, but I bet it tastes super yummy!

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  30. Have made eggs in a basket for years, only with toast bottom never bacon. The bacon sounds like a great idea.
    Guess whats for breakfast in the morning?

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  31. Gonna try these in the morning!
    Thanks

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  32. Stumble upon just told me I would like this, and they were right. I will 100% be trying this by the end of the week.

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  33. I stumbled across this too from Stumble Upon.

    This will make a killer breakfast for Thanksgiving morning when I have my family in town.

    Bacon is meat candy!

    www.inventionaddict.com
    www.inspiration2innovation.com

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  34. What are you trying to do Stacy, make me fall in love with you?

    Well it worked. Anything with bacon wins me over big time.

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  35. Wow great idea! I love your passion for cooking! I do a weekly meal planner for the busy parent...I wonder if we could work together...

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  36. What an idea! I imagine this can only be done with pig bacon though right?

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  37. I used Canadian bacon and it worked well.

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  38. You're. So. Right. This is the perfect brunch. No more running around trying to get the toast and the coffee and the OJ on the table before the eggs get cold. I truly can't figure out whether the 'cracked' or the 'scrambled' variety are best. I guess I'll have to keep on making half of each 'til I figure it out.

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  39. Beautifully and apparently tasty. Thank you.

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  40. I cooked this yesterday evening and it came out wonderfully. Appreciate your sharing the recipe. I've already been visiting your site off and on when I require a little inspiration and I am definitely certain of discovering something great that's also reasonably quick to prepare.

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  41. Oh my goodness.. this looks too good to be true. I've never figured out how to cook eggs in the oven, but it seems like you've done it here. What a great Christmas morning surprise!
    -Sylvia
    Digital Kitchen Scale

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  42. Hello , Yum, when is breakfast served!!

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  43. We do something similar, however we first put a square of bread in the cupcake tin, then two slices of bacon crossed over (uncooked at this stage) before cracking the egg in. However, you end up having to get rid of most of the whites as otherwise they overflow. Then you fold the bacon over and put a toothpick through before cooking. The best breakfast ever!

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  44. soooo delicious, the best combination for breakfast

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  45. Threw in some fresh spinach leaves on top of the bacon, before the egg. Very nice!

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  46. I made these tonight exactly the way it said - I wanted soft egg yolks - the only issue was that the bacon was not done enough after the eggs were set. I wonder if they should bake a few minutes before adding the eggs? I had to unwrap the bacon and continue cooking before eating. Otherwise - fantastic idea :)

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  47. this is what I grew up knowing as "Radio Eggs". When my mother was about 5 (in 1932), she heard this recipe on the radio, during the commercial she ran and got her mother, so it could be written down. I grew up, loving the meal and the story. We often had this as a dinner. Though mother recommends cooking the bacon longer than you do.you want it so wrap around the muffin tin, but not so raw. Kat Garvey

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