bacon and gruyère egg bitesEleven days ago our daughter, Laura, became a missus.  It was an intimate affair and not at all what was initially planned.  Having said that, there’s something even more special when surrounded by immediate family.  The morning of the wedding, Laura came to our room to get her makeup done.  She had stopped to pick up coffee but not food. When she arrived I asked, as all parents do, did you have something to eat?  I mentioned there was a Starbucks by the hotel and what would she like?  I had never heard of egg bites.  They are tiny! But, this was what she wanted and I suspect nerves were squashing any hunger pains.

photo: Joe Chase

These egg bites had me wondering how easy they would be to make at home?

Now that schools in the country are preparing to go back, what sort of breakfast do you give your kids?  Eggs seem to be a go-to for most parents as they’re easy to whip up.  I did some sleuthing on the internet and found a few recipes copying Starbucks sous vide egg bites.  The following recipe tweaked from a couple of sites, is in my humble opinion, pretty darn delicious!  They are small enough for little fingers to eat warm or even cold.  For older children, these would most probably be devoured in three to four bites!

makes 6

6 large eggs
1/2 to 3/4 cup of shredded gruyere or swiss cheese
1/4 cup cream cheese (or cottage cheese)
4 slices cooked bacon, cut up or crumbled
salt and pepper for seasoning

method

Pre-heat oven to 300f (150c) and place a baking dish filled with one-inch of water on the bottom rack.  In a blender add the eggs, cheeses, salt, and pepper.  Blend on high for 20 seconds until light and frothy.

Grease a muffin tin and add chopped bacon. Top with the egg mixture.  Bake 30 minutes, or until the center of the egg bites are just set. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Use a fork to gently remove.

the culinary chase’s note:

For added browning, place under broiler for 30 seconds.  Enjoy!

photo: Joe Chase

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