Weekends are for sleeping in, having fun, and experiments in the kitchen. While my mom has been here visiting me, we've been having a lot of fun taking turns with playing around in the kitchen for breakfast in the mornings. And today was no different. We've discussed 'eggs in clouds' a few times before, but today was the day!
It's a pretty simple little breakfast that looks far more impressive than it really is with its handful of basic and minimal ingredients.
The basics of the egg-in-a-cloud are separating the egg yolk from the whites, then whipping the whites into 'clouds', and replacing the yolk into the center to bake to perfection. My mom and I both agreed that whipping the whites into the perfectly white 'fluff' made it seem like we were eating a lot more than we actually were. It's really an impressively filling dish.
Mine is a little more 'done' than I would have liked, but my mom isn't the biggest fan of 'soft' or runny yolks. I'll be trying to change that in the next couple of weeks. Either way, I can definitely see why these little fluffs of eggs are so popular right now. They're easy to make, tasty, and super low carb!
I added just drizzle of some Sriracha sauce over the top of mine for bonus color and a kick of spice. Yum! I'm pretty sure that these are going to be a part of my regular rotation for breakfast now.
I can't wait to start playing around with other flavor combinations and varieties.
Bacon, Chive & Cheddar Eggs in Clouds
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 Egg in a Cloud • Calories: 136 • Fat: 10 g • Saturated Fat: 4 g • Carb: 1 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 9 g • Sugar: 0 g • Sodium: 169 mg
4 Whole Large Eggs
1/4 C. Low Sodium Center Cut Bacon, Chopped
1/4 C. Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
4 Chives, Chopped
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
Place the whites into the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and whisk on medium-high for about 4 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
Fold in the 1/4 C. Low Sodium Center Cut Bacon, 1/4 C. Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, and 4 Chopped Chives; season with salt and pepper.
Scoop out and divide the egg mixture evenly into 4 'clouds'.
Make a deep well in the center of each cloud.
Place the baking sheet into the oven to bake for 2 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully place the yolks into the wells of the clouds.
Place the baking sheet back into the oven for about another 5 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn brown.
Once done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve right away to enjoy!
Nutritional Claims: Low Carb, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added