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It appears that I’ve been talking about snacks a lot lately. Road-trip snacks, snacking on chicken wings, and freshly roasted pecans that you just can’t stop snacking on (talking to you, Shelby). Snacks are like mini vacations, fun little bites that step you outside the routine of breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner, repeat, repeat, and repeat.
A few months ago, Starbucks added a new hot breakfast item to their menu called Sous Vide egg bites. Have you tried them? No worries if you haven’t because they always seem to be sold out here in Northwest Arkansas. They are velvety and delicious. And, honestly, super cute with their little bite size pieces and adorable paper tray. For the menu price of almost four and a half bucks… the price isn’t so cute.
Which got me to thinking. Why not make your own velvety, delicious, and super cute egg bites? And, for just a fraction of the cost!
The secret in preparing these egg bites is having a well-made silicone tray in the right size. I found mine on amazon.
- Two bite egg bites = one egg
- One silicon tray makes twelve bite egg bites = six eggs
Okay, let’s just do the math. $4.45 spent at Starbucks gives you two Sous Vide egg bites (aka one egg), which would be the equivalent of spending $53.00 on a dozen eggs (12 eggs x $4.45).
(Let’s hope they are organic, range-free, and chickens of royal lineage.)
Of course, I can’t prove that Starbuck’s only use one egg per serving but I do know that my silicone tray is virtually the same size.
Owning your own tray means:
- You can make your egg bites any way you like.
- You can make your egg bites with the seasonings you like.
- You can make your egg bites in multiples and freeze extras for the rest of your week.
- You can use your silicone tray to make brownies, muffins, banana bread, and polenta bites.
Now that I think about it, I should buy another one.
Happy hot breakfast days ahead… for all of us.
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.
- ½ pound of ground chuck
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8th teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 6 mini peppers or 2 colored bell peppers, thinly sliced
- Pam spray
- ½ cup shredded cheese
- 12 eggs
- Brown meat on medium/high heat in skillet with 1/8th teaspoon of salt, 1/8th teaspoon of black pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin, and pepper flakes for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, and set aside.
- Sautee onions and mini peppers for 10-15 minutes until soft and translucent. Stir in meat and turn off heat.
- Pre-heat convection oven to 350 degrees, or Bake 350 degrees.
- Place silicon tray on sheet pan and spray with Pam spray.
- Evenly place half of meat/onion mixture in the silicon tray. Reserve half for filling the silicon tray a second time (or purchase a second tray and bake at the same time.)
- Top meat/onion mixture with ¼ cup shredded cheese.
- Crack eggs and beat with whisk until fully incorporated and pour half of the egg mixture over cheese/meat/onion. Reserve half for filling the silicon tray a second time.
- Sprinkle cheese/meat/onion mixture with 1/8th teaspoon salt and 1/8th teaspoon black pepper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes if using convection or 30-40 minutes if using bake.
- Pop egg bites out of silicon tray and let rest for 5 minutes and serve.
- Repeat process for remaining cheese/meat/onion mixture and eggs.
- If freezing, let rest of twenty minutes and store in freezer bags.
- To thaw, remove from freezer and let thaw