Food Geek Friday: Eggs in Clouds

It's no secret that I love eggs. They're so versatile and such an easy go-to for a quick meal any time of day. This recipe basically reaffirmed all of these beliefs. Somehow, I ended up with a Rachel Ray subscription...now while I know I'm not in the majority if you look at how much branding this woman has, she just doesn't fit my style. But I have the mag, I may as well thumb through it.

And I'm glad I did.

The minute I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make it.

Given my affinity for eggs, I'm a little disappointed in myself that I never thought of this. Eggs baked in their own whites. Brilliant. Hands on time is a little involved, but it cooks up super-quick once you're all prepped. Perfect for a weekend breakfast, brunch or even an easy breakfast for dinner.

Eggs in Clouds

adapted from Every Day with Rachel Ray

Ingredients

  • Egg - white and yolk in separate bowls. If cooking more than one egg, all whites in one large bowl, yolks in individual bowls.
  • Bacon - cooked and crumbled
  • Chive - chopped. Fresh is preferred but dry will do.
  • Cheese of choice - shredded. I used Romano.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Whip whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in bacon, chive and cheese.
  3. Spoon onto baking sheet. I used a Silpat to prevent sticking. Create a deep well in each eggy mound with the back of a spoon. Bake for 3 minutes.
  4. Take out baking sheet. Carefully slide yolk into each mound. Salt and pepper and return to bake for another 3 minutes or until yolk is just set.

Enjoy!