Occupy Bacon

"This was a recipe that a friend of a friend gave to me. I tweaked it a bit to my family's taste. If you do not have hash browns use bread for the bottom. We like to have his on a weekend morning and the kids love to see the egg occupy the bacon."
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12 bacon-egg muffins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray (or use a silicone muffin pan).
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the bacon in the skillet in a single layer and cooked until its fat is mostly rendered but it’s still pliable, about 5 minutes.
  • Put about 1 ounce of hash browns in the bottom of each muffin cup and gently press with the back of a spoon. Keep any remaining hash browns warm and serve on the side. (If using bread, cut two 2-inch circles out of each slice of bread. Place a bread circle in the bottom of each muffin cup.).
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around the edge of each muffin cup.
  • One by one, crack the eggs into center of bacon and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake until the egg white is set, 10-12 minutes (longer if you like your yolks firm). Using a thin knife or offset spatula, remove the bacon-egg cups from the pan. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Serve.

Questions & Replies

  1. Are the hasbrowns cooked first? This sounds delish!


  1. So good! I only made one so used a 6 oz custard cup. Used the hash browns and had hoped they would get brown on the bottom but that may be my use of glass instead of metal for a baking dish. Regardless, this was delicious! I used pre-cooked bacon (2 slices) and that made it super easy! Forgot the cheese until after taking a picture but did add a sprinkle of jack cheese before scarfing LOL Thanks for sharing!
  2. I made 2 of these using silicone cups and the bread option. They turned out perfect and made a terrific breakfast. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2012.
  3. Fun and easy! I didn't have any hash browns, but I had some cinnamon rolls. I cut up one of the rolls, baked it for 10 minutes and used that as the base. I also used a fancy seasoning that my wife has m: sea salt plus 5 peppers. This was tasty! I'll definitely make it again.
    • Review photo by Silkster
  4. I pre-fried the potatoes because I wanted to make sure they would be crispy and brown. Very tasty. Made for Best Cookbook 2012.
  5. So cute! I served these to overnight guests. I wasn't sure that they would stay together and/or that I would be able to get them out of the muffin tins, but it all worked perfectly. I served more bacon and hash browns on the side. Thank you for an inventive and impressive breakfast recipe!


  1. Used cinnamon roll pieces as the base.


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