Saturday, February 08, 2014

Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups

Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups
Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups is a fun idea for breakfast!

Recently I bought some of my favorite Canadian bacon for a very old recipe I'm planning to update with new photos.  Then I was hit with of those spontaneous creative cooking urges that pop into my mind, and next thing I knew I was making these Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups.   I thought this was such a fun breakfast idea, and Canadian bacon is low in fat so it makes a healthy breakfast that would be appealing to kids as well as nice to to serve for guests.  I ate mine with a piece of whole-wheat toast to dip into the egg yolk, but if you wanted a low-carb or gluten-free breakfast idea this would also be delicious without the toast.

This is the Canadian bacon I buy at Costco.  I don't bother to cut off the thin rind, but you could if you prefer.

You need either Large Silicone Muffin Cupsor a muffin pan with large cups to make this successfully.  The cups need to be 3 1/2 inches to 4 inches across to fit the 3 pieces of Canadian bacon.  A crockery muffin pan like the ones I used for these Mini-Frittatas would also be good.

Spray the muffin cups with non-stick spray, the put in 3 pieces of Canadian bacon in each and put it in a pre-heated 400F/200C oven for 10 minutes.  (Heating the Canadian bacon is important so the egg starts to set as soon as you break it into the cup.

Then carefully break one egg into each of the cups.

Bake about 14-16 minutes, depending on how firm you like your eggs.  Serve hot, with toast to dip into the yolk if desired.


Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups
Makes 6 servings; recipe created by Kalyn.

Equipment:
You need Large Silicone Muffin Cups, or a muffin pan with cups at least 3 1/2 inches to 4 inches across to make this successfully.  A crockery muffin pan like the one I used for these Mini-Frittatas would also be good.

Ingredients:
18 round slices Canadian bacon, 3 inches across
6 eggs
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Toast pieces to dip into the egg, optional

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400F/200C.  Spray 6 large silicone muffins cups or a muffin pan with large cups with olive oil or non-stick spray.  (If using muffin cups, put them on a baking sheet so it's easy to transfer in and out of the oven.)  Arrange 3 slices of Canadian bacon in each muffin cup, overlapping so the whole cup is covered, and pressing down to shape it to the muffin cup.  Bake 10 minutes.

Remove tray or muffin pan from the oven and carefully break an egg into each of the Canadian bacon cups.  Season with a little salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.  Put back into oven and bake 14-16 minutes, or slightly more or less time depending on how done you prefer your eggs.  (The ones in the photo were baked 15 minutes; next time I might do a minute less.)

Serve hot, with toast strips to dip into the yolk if desired.

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South Beach Suggestions:
Canadian bacon is much lower in fat than ham or bacon, and combined with eggs it makes a good low-glycemic breakfast.  These Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups would be approved for any phase of the South Beach Diet.  If you add the optional toast to dip into the yolk, using whole grain bread, this would be Phase 2 or 3 for South Beach.

Nutritional Information?
I chose the South Beach Diet to manage my weight partly so I wouldn't have to count calories, carbs, points, or fat grams, but if you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you.

More Eggs Baked in Muffin Cups:
(Recipes from other blogs not always South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Egg Muffins (Basic Recipe) ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Bacon and Cheese Egg McMuffin Cups ~ Picky Palate 
Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon and Green Onions ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Egg and Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Thyme ~ The Perfect Pantry
Egg Muffins with Ham, Cheese, and Green Bell Pepper ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
  (Want even more recipes? I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)

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8 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

These look like so much fun! What a great way to serve bacon and eggs!

Karen Petersen said...

I love this idea! YUM!

Jeanette said...

Love how fun and easy these are Kalyn - those silicone cups are a great idea!

Kalyn Denny said...

Thanks Lydia, Karen, and Jeanette. These were fun to make and eat. And I love the silicone cups in general but this bigger size is really versatile.

Mimi Johns said...

Great breakfast idea. It's been a while since I had Canadian bacon - for a while I was eating so much of it, I grew tired of it.

I could make this in heart-shaped molds for next weekend...

Kalyn Denny said...

Mimi, I love the idea of heart-shaped molds. (Wish I had some!)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

These are so cute, I love this idea!

Kalyn Denny said...

Thanks Cheri!

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