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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daring Cooks: Edible Containers

I had a pretty unique idea for this Daring Cooks challenge right from the get-go, and of course, never found the time to execute it.  Had I remembered that a contest was involved this month (see details at the end of this post), maybe I would have been sure to make the time!

Instead, in true Melissa fashion, I waited until the last minute and made this quick (and delicious!) breakfast for us...yesterday!  Hey, nobody's perfect.

The first time I saw these was over a year ago - my sister made them for us while hosting brunch.  I've made them a few times since then...they never fail to satisfy and impress.  You could change it up a bit by using scrambled eggs, or a different kind of cheese or bread.  I used what I had on hand.  I've also made a low carb version by skipping the bread and using canadian bacon as the cup.

Bacon, Egg & Bread Cups
12 eggs
12 strips of bacon
12 slices of whole wheat bread
shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare a muffin pan by spraying with non-stick butter spray.  Cook bacon in a skillet until partially cooked.  Place on paper towel lined plate and blot off all excess oil.

Use a standard size glass to cut a circle out of each slice of bread.  Press each piece into muffin pan.  "Line" each tin with bacon around the sides, forming a circle on top of the bread.  Fill each tin with a spoonful of cheese.

Crack each egg and after discarding about half of the egg white, drop into tin.  Repeat with the rest of the eggs.  Add salt and pepper and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes (or as long as it takes to cook eggs to your liking).

Remove each cup gently with a spoon.  Serve immediately.

Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 17th to May 16th at http://thedaringkitchen.com!

Linked to: Melt in Your Mouth Monday
                     Egg Recipes Link Up

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At April 14, 2011 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Audax said...

How wonderful are your recipe<3<3<3 It looks so cute and delicious. Great work.

Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

At April 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Rochelle (Acquired Life) said...

I love the idea of cooking the egg inside the cup in the oven! So simple and pretty, I have to do it myself in the near future :)

At April 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Pam said...

These are always a big hit in my house.

At April 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Patty said...

Yum! What a perfect weekend breakfast! I always love baked eggs.

At April 14, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Gloria Baker said...

these look delicious! gloria

At April 14, 2011 at 2:46 PM , Blogger Victoria said...

Adorable! Great idea for an edible container, I'm sorry you weren't able to include it in the contest :( next time!

At April 17, 2011 at 6:09 AM , Blogger Renata said...

No matter how many times people have done this already, it's always a winner! delicious!!! Thanks for participating, you did an amazing job!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Angie A said...

cant wait to try this :) found you over on melt in your mouth monday!

At May 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cutest addition to any brunch!

At September 16, 2011 at 4:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, switch it up w/sourdough or rye!!!

At March 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

There are edible containers, and there are bacon-edible containers. This is a winner. Looks amazing!

At March 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM , Anonymous Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...



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