Bacon-Avocado-Cheesy Baked Egg Ramekins

Lazy Sunday mornings lead to late breakfast–early lunch or just simply Brunch. Typically unplanned and inspiration is only provided by standing in the kitchen peering into the fridge to view availability (or lack thereof) of ingredients. Eggs, however were specifically requested today!

So we begin to pull things out of the refrigerator: Trader Joe’s Black Forest Bacon (recently purchased in place of their standard Uncured Bacon due to lack of product). Actually, this was pulled out of the freezer, as it was purchased to be used for a cancelled family breakfast a few weeks ago. Predicted Snow Storm shortened a family visit! Sadly, it didn’t snow! Anyway, it was frozen and needed defrosting before proceeding. The complete package was placed atop an upside down cast iron skillet and a cast iron griddle was placed on top, thus speeding the defrostation process!

The remaining ingredients gathered were a ripe Avocado; shredded “Authentic Mexican Cheese Blend” ; Fresh Cilantro; Eggs; Butter; Salsa; Tortilla Chips; Hot Sauce; Salt & Pepper.

When the bacon was defrosted it was spread onto a foil covered sheet pan and baked in a 375º oven. This bacon has sugar content so it does not require added sugar to make it Sugar Glazed Bacon! The smells generated were overly salivatingly dangerous in terms of quantity of consumption!!

Once the bacon was finished I smartly remembered not to drain it on paper towels because as it cools the caramelized sugary content would stick to the paper. So on a plate and dabbing with a paper towel to take away some of the sizzling fat was the perfect solution.

The remaining prep is listed in the recipe, which I immediately wrote down while eating this delicious Lazy Sunday Brunch! Because you know someone would be asking where’d you get the recipe and when can we have this again?

When you make this plan to serve it with your favorite Salsa and Chips and Brunch Drink. Next time we’ll plan ahead and make Blood Orange Bellini’s today we enjoyed sparkling Orangeade minus alcohol otherwise it would truly become a non-productive day!

Chef Jim’s Bacon-Avocado-Cheesy Baked Eggs

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1Avocado
2slicesCooked Baconcut 1/2″ pieces
1/2cupShredded Mexican Cheese
Blend
divided
2tspnsFresh Cilantrochopped
4lgeEggs
2tspnsButtersoftened
2pinchCoarse Salt
2pinchGround Black Pepper
2dashHot Sauce
Cilantro Leavesfor garnish
Bacon, Salsa & Chipsfor side

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. Spread the butter on bottom and sides of two 8 oz ramekins
  3. Halve avocado, remove pit, peel, cut each half into cubes add to bottom of eacg ramekin, top with bacon pieces, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese into each ramekin, top with 1 teaspoon cilantro.
  4. Break two eggs into each ramekin, season with salt and pepper and hot sauce if desired.
  5. Top each with 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  6. Place ramekins onto small sheet pan and place in the oven.  Bake 12-15 minutes depending on how runny you like your eggs. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
  7. Serve with additional bacon slices, favorite salsa, and tortilla chips.

Eat Well….Be Well!

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