I am all over the Pinterest recipes (Pintrecipes? How do you even pronounce that?) lately. I saw this the other day and, with our plethora of baking and recent love of eggs for breakfast, took the plunge.
Before all things, GREASE. YOUR. TINS.
Your muffins tins, that is. And then you should probably pre-heat the oven to 375. Because that's what all respectable recipes tell you to do. This recipe is pretty simple, but could be dressed up for something fancy- brunch? baby shower? It's like a mini-quiche, but wrapped in bacon. So...not really vegetarian friendly.
By cooking the bacon strips slightly, you're ensuring that they'll be cooked completely by the time you pull them out of the oven. Only 2-3 minutes on each side.
Side note: The time given didn't really help me. Each pan, stove, and piece of bacon is different, so what you're really looking for is a strip that is still flexible. You want to be able to curl it inside a muffin tin, so we're not looking for stiff, crunchy goodness. Unless you want to eat it while you make the rest of the breakfast. I won't judge. Curl the bacon as best you can. They will NOT want to cooperate, but that's okay because you'll eat them anyway. No one's taking pictures. Except this blogger. And all the other bloggers who want to show off their food pictures, too. Rub it in, guys. You could, potentially, add a small, round piece of bread to the bottom of this to make it more muffin-like. I was too hungry. So just crack the egg in the middle of the bacon and pop it in the oven for 12-15 minutes (or until not runny on the top). Side note: This, too, was misleading. Everyone likes their eggs a little different- this recipe makes them pretty well-cooked in the middle, like just hard-boiled. But the top will look a little runny and you'll think it's sunny-side up. It's deceiving you. I just want to get rid of the runny egg whites.
I really liked eating these- they looked really cool, they were perfect for individuals, I didn't feel pressured to make more bacon because you HAVE to eat the eggs too...so it fills you up pretty fast. This isn't a particularly quick recipe, but it's a nice alternative to pancakes.