Bacon Baskets & Scrambled Eggs
Author: Chef Jimi
GF, CF, Nut Free, Corn Free, Soy Free
- 3 pieces of Bacon
- 2 Eggs, Organic or Free Range
- 1 Tablespoons of Non Dairy Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon of Oil for Eggs
- 1/2 Apple sliced
- Muffin Tin
- Aluminum Foil
- Sheet Pan
- Small Bowl for Eggs
- Rubber spatula or wooden spoon
- Small whisk or fork
- Small saute / frying pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- With a single sheet or a few individual ones of foil, crimp it around the backside of the muffin tin with your hands. Lay the 1st piece of bacon across the cup of the muffin tin you just covered with foil. Depending on your bacon you may have to cut it slightly for size. Do the same with the 2nd piece but not in the same spot (form a cross). If you had to cut the bacon use the extra small pieces to fill the holes by placing the bacon on top. The 3rd piece should be weaved in with the other pieces creating the cross effect.
- Place the muffin tin on a sheet pan and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is as crisp as you want it.
- Remove from the oven being careful of the hot bacon fat that has accumulated on the sheet pan. Remove the bacon baskets from the molds and fill them with your favorite filler
- Mix your eggs in the small bowl with a fork incorporating air. This will make them nice and fluffy.
- In a small fry pan, gently scramble the 2 eggs with a wooden spoon or spatula creating large and fluffy curds of eggs. Fold in the cheese when almost done, scoop the contents into the bacon basket and enjoy!!
- Serve with a favorite snack like sliced apple to help with the introduction of a new dish.
** The main objective is to line the back of a muffin tin with aluminum foil. The foil is going to allow the bacon to grab on to the cup as it cooks and shrinks and as a result will form the “basket” in bacon basket.
** The weave component is important because the weight from the alternating pieces is going to hold the 3rd piece in place and ensure a nice basket shape.
**The basket can be eaten on it’s own first or filled with something more familiar to your child if eggs are not highly desirable.
**Large muffin tins are easier to work with than smaller ones.
**Always reserve excess bacon fat by pouring off into a jar and store it in the fridge for later use. Free fat for future sauteing.
Nutrition Information: Amount per serving (Serving Size 260g)
Saturated Fat 9.4g