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Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

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Upgrade the classic American breakfast from basic to impressive in a few simple steps.

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  • Yield: Makes 6

Source: Everyday Food, September 2010

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 slices white or whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 large eggs
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 6 standard muffin cups. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices slightly and, with a 4 1/4-inch cookie cutter, cut into 8 rounds. Cut each round in half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. Brush bread with remaining butter.

  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, 4 minutes, flipping once. (It will continue to cook in the oven.) Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.

Variations

Try cooked, crumbled sausage in place of bacon or make a vegetarian version with sauteed spinach. Dress things up with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Notes

Standard muffin pans come in 6- or 12-cup size; if baking 6 items in a 12-cup pan, leave empty space in between. Nonstick pans are nice but not essential. Beware of very thin pans, which often lead to burning. Place pans on a baking sheet to make them easier to get in and out of the oven.

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  • MS10135045
    14 JUN, 2015
    This were a very easy and wonderful breakfast dish. I made these for a cooking demonstration in my Healthy Living class. They were so easy and wonderful. My instructor loved them as well.
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  • MTL Foodie
    21 JAN, 2014
    Simply amazing! So easy and guests always LOVE it! When I make these, I serve half of them with melted cheese - Basically I grate my favorite cheese on the cracked egg before putting them in the oven. I have used Swiss, cheddar and gruyere so far. Another yummy variation is using maple bacon instead of regular bacon. This adds a little maple smokiness and touch of sweet. A real crowd-pleasing dish
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  • Hkees
    22 OCT, 2013
    Super fun and easy to make! I used wheat bread, but I would definitely try it with white next time. Also, instead of brushing the bread with butter, I may try to brush it with leftover bacon grease to give the bread more flavor. Definitely a keeper!
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