Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups with Horseradish and Cheddar


I’m a big fan of the muffin pan.  It makes individual-sized cakes.  And individual-sized quick breads.  Individual-sized fun for everyone! And don’t even get me started on the virtues of the mini muffin pan.  There is something less intimidating about the muffin pan when compared to a regular cake pan or a loaf pan, etc., like you aren’t putting all your eggs in one basket, so to speak.  You have multiple opportunities, twelve to be exact, for obtaining success, which is actually not true at all.  I mean, the same batter goes in each little cup. But I like to pretend it’s true, and that’s what matters.  Because we are such fans, we wanted to use the muffin pan for something a little out of the ordinary, something savory, and something breakfasty (I’m standing by this as a word). So, here are our spicy bacon wrapped egg cups with horseradish and cheddar.

Ingredients
9 eggs
¼ cup milk
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
¾ teaspoon prepared horseradish
3 scallions, chopped
1/3 cup grated extra sharp Cheddar cheese + 1 tablespoon, divided
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan, divided
1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
12 pieces bacon

Instructions
Heat oven to 375.  Grease a muffin tin.  In a bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Then stir in pepper, paprika, horseradish, scallions, 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese, and 1 tablespoon Parmesan.  Add in jalapeno if using as well.  Line the outer wall of the muffin cups in the tin with bacon.  You may have to trim the bacon slices to fit.  Then pour in about ¼ cup of the egg mixture in each cup.  Sprinkle each with the remaining cheddar and parmesan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are browned, the bacon is crispy, and eggs are cooked through. 

43 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm, I adore horseradish. I cannot even imagine how yummy these are!

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  2. Woe, these look fabulous! My sister and I were just discussing making these with fried eggs....but since I'm a scrambled egg fan, your version is much more appealing! YUM!

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  3. What a great idea for using my muffin pan! Love the addition of the horseradish! Buzzed this :-)

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  4. I fear the cake pans. Muffin pans are much more diplomatic, so is stuff that wrapped in bacon. Yum!!

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  5. Like a mini frittata. I love the cheddar and horseradish combo. I never thought about that with egg.

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  6. This is one breakfast sure to be fallen in love with - nice work on the creativity :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. I watched Donna Hay make something similar about a a couple of years back and have been a fan of bacon cups since. Yours look gorgeous!

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  8. This does look like a great breakfast! Lots of amazing flavors went into these little gems-yum! I will have to agree that the individual servings are so much nicer, so my muffin pan does get lots of use. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Okkkk... I NEED to make these. OMG YUM! I love everything about this recipe!! Bacon, cheddar, eggs, horseradish??

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  10. Um...YES. This is phenomenal. I have seen these in magazines but never made them. Awesome recipe.

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  12. 1. I like the word "breakfasty." 2. These sound so good. I'm going to put these on the menu for this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I have never used horseradish in eggs before ... very interesting :-)

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  14. You're like my bf's fav. blog. He always wants to eat everything you make! He gets all drooly and stuff :P

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  15. Why have I never thought to add horseradish to eggs??? This sounds yummy. Muffin pans really do make cute, easy servings that are easier to eat than a casserole.

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  16. These are such cute little bite sized breakfasts, Jenn! Great recipe.

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  17. How cool is that to add horseradish and jalapeno? I love these little muffins so easy to eat. Looks delish!

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  18. Love the heat in the dish to go along with the bacon. Job well done.

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  19. I'm coming over for breaky. :-) These look really good.

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  20. I love horseradish! Theses sound yummy1

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  21. I agree, breakfasty is totally a word. And horseradish with all these other goodies? Yum!

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  22. Oooh, these sound amazing, but I am still sooo bacon-ed out after Baconfest! :-)

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  23. What a delicious creation! Might even get me out of bed early but I could eat them any time of the day including right this very minute!

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  24. Hmm so maybe THAT is the reason why I love cupcakes so much more than cake! I have to get behind second, third, fourth, and well, twelfth chances. This sounds so tasty!

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  25. What a lovely recipe and super cute too!!I love all the flavors going in here, craving for one right now :)

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  26. Ooh! We love egg cups and your delicious looking and tempting post reminds me I need to make them soon.

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  27. I adore making egg muffins! And these are just jam-packed with flavor. Will be doing this.

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  28. Oh I'm totally with you. Muffin pan all the way. Anytime I have people over I always make dinners & desserts in them :) Love these - you had me when I read that bacon made the cup lol

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  29. Horseradish huh? How interesting!

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  30. Looks good! I just made some similar to this, yesterday for my kids lunch!
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  31. Oh my god, you know I'm going out first thing for these ingredients! These cups sound incredible, as would most things that are surrounded with bacon but I love the horseradish & cheddar (horseradish cheddar cheese is amaaazing, have you had it??) and the addition of the jalapeno to spice it up! Perfect! This is my kind of breakfast!

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  32. These look so very tasty and tempting. Love mini individual serving too.

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  33. These look delicious. I know they'd be a big hit at our house!!

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  34. Anything with horseradish has to be good. I haven't tried that flavor with eggs though, but I know this would work great.

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  35. I've made something similar before but never with the addition of horseradish. I love what that will bring to this dish. I'll have to add that as well next time I make these. Very nice and lovely photo!

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  36. I agree with Eliotseats - Anything with horseradish has to be good! Oh, and of course anything with bacon has to be good too!

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