say it isn't so'us vide
About a year ago I purchased, I think through Fab Fit Fun, a sous vide (kitchen) thingamajig. And I kinda forgot about it. But lately, on some coffee runs to Starbucks, I've discovered these lil bites of heaven, these bacon, egg, cheese egg bites of love that all but melt in my mouth.
But first... sous what? It sounds like 'sue veed' but it's really 'sous vide'. And those truckers are so good. Luckily I remembered I have such a device and even luckier, the recipe book that accompanied it has a Spinach, Bacon & Cheddar Egg Bites recipe. As my girl Mama Dyer says... WOOT WOOTTTTT (insert disco dance emoji).
So, I put in a food order with Walmart's app/system (it's a new thing us Daniels are trying out, so far impressed). But yes, I put in an order and included all items needed to make this recipe, and the thing I love most about Walmart, besides the ridiculously lowered prices, but the variety I can get, like the 4oz Mason Jars required to make these gems.
I posted on my instastories (sam.in.the.city and wake.me.bake.me) some of the process of making these and a few of yas have reached out on em. So... here's the recipe.
6 tbsp cream cheese
6 oz. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
8 slices bacon, cooked
1/2 cup spinach, cooked
nonstick pan spray
8'ish Mason Jars
Set Power Precision Cooker temp to 170 degrees + set time to 40 min. NOT 40 hours like I did.
In a blender or food processor, mix together the eggs, cream, cream cheese, shredded cheese (yum right), salt + pepper until very well blended. I use a Ninja.
Lightly spray the inside of 8'ish 4oz Mason Jars (they say 'jelly jars work best) with the pan spray. I ran out so I melted unsalted butter then brushed the butter all in the jar.
Place a slice of bacon in the bottom of each jar (they can be broken up to fit). Which makes it easier to eat, honestly.
Divide the spinach evenly among all of the jars. It doesn't look like a lot once the spinach is cooked, but trust me it is enough, or it works at least.
Evenly divide the egg mixture among the jars. There should be about 1/4-1/2 inch of space left at the top of each jar.
Screw them lids on finger tight.
When the target temperature is reached on the Power Precision Cooker, carefully submerge the jars in the water bath. Cook for 1 hour. (Yes, it says 40 mins but then it just now says to cook for 1 hour so do what you want. The first time I cooked these, I set the timer for 40 HOURS, not minutes and after 3 hours of them cooking, I pulled them out... and they still tasted divine. Just so you know.)
When the time is up, put the wine down and carefully remove the jars.
To serve, remove the lid and run a pairing knife around the side of each jar to unmold the egg bites.
If desired, after removing the egg bites from the jars, the tops can be browned lightly by using a kitchen torch, or by placing the egg bites under a hot broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
PS: they can easily be infused (during the blending process). CBD anyone? Why yes, I'll have a side of calm with my eggs.