Egg bites with turkey bacon and chives
- 8 oz. 230 g turkey bacon, finely chopped
- ½ tbsp ½ tbsp butter
- 16 16 large egglarge eggs
- 1½ cups 350 ml whole milk
- 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp dried chives or fresh chives, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) and line a 13" × 9" (33 x 23 cm) baking dish with parchment paper — the paper should come up the sides of the dish. Place the dish in a deep roasting tin (large enough to comfortably fit the dish you're using for the egg bites). Add hot tap water (not boiling) to the roasting tin until it reaches about 1-inch (2.5 cm) up the outer sides of the baking dish.
- Finely chop the turkey bacon. Add butter to a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the turkey bacon and fry until crispy.
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl and add the whole milk, salt, and pepper. Mix with an immersion blender until smooth. If using a hand whisk, pour the egg mixture through a sieve after whisking to remove any remaining lumps or egg shells.
- Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with crispy bacon and chives. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.
- Let the egg bites cool slightly, then lift them out of the dish by holding the sides of the parchment paper. Cut into 24 squares (if making 6 servings), which is 4 egg bites per serving.
You can use precooked turkey bacon or deli turkey to save time.
Bake them in a muffin tin for individual servings. Brush the muffin tin cups with a little bit of melted butter and proceed with the recipe. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Top each egg bite with a dollop of sour cream and more chives.
Smoked salmon makes a wonderful alternative to bacon.
These egg bites stay fresh for up to 5 days in the fridge in an air-tight container.
These are great cold, but if you prefer a warm breakfast, reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.