6.18.2012

Secret Recipe Club: Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups

.  Dang.  It's been a loooong time since I've had the privilege to do an SRC post.  Anyone notice that I didn't have one during May?  Well, that was completely my fault.  For some reason, I felt like filling out the June participation form but forgot to fill out May!  So unfortunately I had to sit out for the month.  I learned my lesson though.


But for my "debut" back, Angela graciously paired me up with the cutest little blog: Christine's Kitchen Chronicles.  From what I read of Christine, she's actually quite similar to me!  A 20-something cooking and baking her heart away.  Well, minus the cooking for me.  We all know I have barely scratched the surface of the cooking world.  Maybe that'll come some day.


The majority of Christine's recipes are savory, which actually worked out perfectly for me this month.  Remember the craziness of the CWS, Tasty Bites, and friends and family I mentioned?  Well, it has been crazy and I was in desperate need of some quick snacks and breakfast items [everyone works at the trailer 'till the wee hours of the night, hence, breakfast is the only meal we'd possibly eat at my house].  Some of my favorites from Chrinstine's blog included Cheesy Chili Mac,  Oven-baked Sweet Potato Chips, and Baked Green Bean Fries.  but Christine must have known I was coming because she had the most wonderful breakfast recipe waiting for me!

Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups.  Oh, and cheese.  Sound delish?  Well it is!  And beyond simple.  A couple prep steps and you have breakfast in a cup in no time flat.  Fo' reals.


I can't really explain how timely this recipe was, what with everyone bustling in and out of the house to work at the trailer and no one really having time to think about any meals.  So thank the good Lord for this one.  And Christine ☺  I think everyone left the table this last Sunday morning pleasantly full and ready to sell some cheese curds!  .


My Notes:
  • Since we had a number of people to feed, I doubled Christine's recipe, which is reflected below in the ingredients list.  However, most everything is a 1:1 to ratio, so you can adjust the recipe to fit whatever crowd you're feeding.
  • Feel free to use whichever type of bread, meat and cheese you like.  I think a nice ham and swiss would be scrumptious, but what possibilities are endless!
Adapted from Christine's Kitchen Chronicles

Ingredients:
12 slices bread (your choice)
12 slices bacon
 1 dozen eggs
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper

Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 400°F.  Spray a muffin pan with non stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Using a 3-inch cookie cutter or wide-mouthed glass, cut out 12 circles of bread and gently press into pan.
  3. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat.  Cook bacon until partially cooked but still pliable (about 3 minutes).
  4. Shape bacon strips into the the pan, and fill with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese.  Bake 5 minutes, allowing the bacon to toast a bit more.  Remove from oven.
  5. Crack an egg into each cup and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.  Bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until the egg whites begin to set (the yolk should be creamy but continue to cook if you desire a more firm egg yolk).  
  6. Use a spoon to pop out toast cups and serve warm.
Yield: 1 dozen toast cups


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17 comments:

  1. These look amazing!!! And so simple (my kind of recipe!) Great SRC pick!

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  2. So creatvie, what a great pick! Perfect for a breakfast on the go!

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  3. What a delicious looking breakfast. Great pick!

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  4. This is such a great idea for entertaining!

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  5. Oh my! I know just the person to make these for :-)

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  6. I love this recipe look delicious!!!

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  7. I'm very glad that you enjoyed these and I had to sit out last month because I was new and forgot, too. Guess we're slackers like that...oops! Excellent choice for SRC and let me know if you ever get to make the other recipes that you had considered. By the way, simply gorgeous photos!

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  8. Man--those look tasty. I am going to remember this for the next time we have a crowd for breakfast!

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  9. I'm having a house full of company for the next 2 weeks. This recipe looks like a great breakfast for a crowd. Thanks, I'll make it for sure! Great SRC pick.

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  10. Those look so, so, so good!! My hubby will absolutely love these. Can't wait to give them a try. Awesome choice for SRC! Glad to be in group c with you. :)

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  11. These look perfect and the runny yolk has me wanting to get up out of my chair and make these right now, great SRC choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  12. I wish those were going to be on breakfast table tomorrow morning. Too bad the only ingredient I have is eggs. This looks perfect for guests. And your photos are gorge! ;)

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  13. This makes me hungry just looking at it! I know what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow!

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  14. Wow!!! This looks so yummy!!

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  15. Jess, these looks delicious! Perfect for a crowd. I might have to make this over the 4th of July for our family. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

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  16. Wow, I can't help drooling. I just love the Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups
    Well done!
    If you submitted your Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups photos to http://www.foodporn.net , I'll bet they will make you on the home page.
    Gosh, you have made me sooo hungry !

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