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.  


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

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

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

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

  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.

  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 :)

  7. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

  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 :)

  9. i have not done this but maybe