Baked Eggs in Toast Cups With Melty Cheese

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    slices fresh bread (recommended-homemade whole grain bread)
  • 2
    tablespoons cheese, shredded (can use cheddar, swiss, muenster, smoked gouda, etc.)
  • 2
    tablespoons crispy veggie bacon, chopped (optional)
  • green onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • hot sauce (or ketchup-optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Butter each slice of bread.
  • Squeeze into the ramekin or muffin tin, buttered side down. Press bread against sides of dish to push crust above the rim and make enough room for the egg.
  • Because the bread doesn’t always go where you want it to without tearing, you may find yourself with some pretty big holes.
  • Don’t worry aboutt it. Just patch it with a buttered piece torn from another piece of bread.
  • Top with 1-2 Tablespoons chopped bacon, if using.
  • Break one egg into each ramekin and grind fresh pepper over the eggs.
  • And don't skimp on the black pepper! You will regret it!
  • Sprinkle evenly with about 1 additional Tablespoon shredded cheese and any other desired seasonings.
  • Bake 15 to 25 minutes, till cheese is browned and eggs are cooked to desired consistency.
  • If you prefer runny yolks, pull the eggs from the oven closer to 15 minutes.
  • If you prefer medium yolks remove at about 20 minutes.
  • If you like yolks that are firm all the way through, cook closer to the 25 minute mark.
  • Remove toast cups from the dishes and serve. (These can also be served in the ramekins if they were cooked in them, but can pose a burning hazard for small hands. Use your discretion.).
  • Serve hot, warm, or room temperature. Use hot sauce as desired.
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