Monday, January 5, 2015

Baked Bacon and Jalapeno Egg Cups



Over Christmas we were served this simple Egg dish at a brunch and it tasted delicious.
If you like a bit of extra zip, add another slice of jalapeno... or two. 

  • 1 egg per ramekin
  • crumbled crisp fried bacon
  • cream
  • shredded mexican cheese blend 
  • sliced jalapeno pepper  
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spray ramekins with cooking spray and sprinkle a bit of bacon in each one. 
  3. Break an egg into each ramekin, and drizzle with a spoon of cream. Top with a bit of shredded cheese.
  4. Put a slice or two of jalapeno right on top and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place ramekins in a baking dish and pour boiling water into the baking dish to help evenly cook the eggs.
  6. Bake 12 - 15 minutes for runny yolks, 15 - 18 for soft yolks, 20 minutes for hard yolks.
  7.  Serve with a few slices of toasted baguette to get the last bit of yolk goodness out of the dish.  

11 comments:

  1. I'll have to try these when our egg supply is up again. Looks tasty.

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  2. Wish I hadn't already had breakfast. Will have to wait until tomorrow.;)

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  3. Looks delicious, can't wait to try it! L, rere

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  4. Looks delicious - eggsactely perfect, especially with the added zip of the Jalapeño!

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  5. I make these too! I whisk together the egg and the cream (or milk) and then you don't have to set the ramekin into the water bath - they cook evenly if they have been whisked. Sometimes I substitute ham for the bacon (whatever is in the fridge) and sometimes I add diced leftover baked potato on the bottom. They are quite forgiving for additions and substitutions.

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  6. I make a similar dish with generous amounts of swiss cheese and a dash of nutmeg (no bacon or jalapeño). I don't use the hot water bath, but it helps to take it out of the oven a tad bit underdone and let it sit for a few minutes to continue cooking. I also do several eggs together in a shallow casserole dish. It's a easy, warm, gooey meal for cold nights :)

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  7. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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  8. I make these all the time but don't put in the hot water bath, just place the ramekins on a cookie sheet and throw in the oven. When I take them out, I just let sit on the cookie sheet a few minutes to set and they turn out perfect. We love these and I change up what I add to the ramekins to make them slightly different. It's a great way to make eggs. If I am cooking lots, I use my muffin tin instead and then I can easily do a dozen at a time :)

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  9. i have not done this but maybe

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