I love the bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites at Starbucks, but… I’m frugal and those little dudes ain’t cheap.
So Sunday night, I set out to see if I could make them. This was a test batch, so I only did 6. I’ll be making more in the future. They are super easy to make, and you can customize them with ingredients you like.
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 T butter
- 6 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 sour cream or Creme Fraiche
- 4 Oz chopped/shredded cheese (I used Kerrygold cheddar)
- 1/3 cup bacon pieces (I use the ones from Costco)
- salt and pepper to taste
I used small glass bowls from dollar tree, but you can use a muffin tin, custard cups, whatever fits into a shallow baking dish (I used a 9×13 baking dish).
- Spray cups/muffin tin with spray release, set aside.
- Fill a shallow pan with 1-2 cups water (start with 1). You want the baking cups/muffin tin cups to be covered in water on the outside, but you don’t want to water to get into the cups.
- Set the cups/muffin tin into the water bath pan.
- Sauté onions in butter until the onions are clear (about 10 minutes). Take off the heat and allow it to come to room temperature.
- In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, and sour cream until combined.
- Add cheese, bacon, and onions to mixture.
- Stir well to combine and add salt and pepper.
- Give it a quick mix and ladle it into the greased cups/ muffin tin.
- Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees
- Remove from oven and allow to cool 10-ish minutes.
- Run knife around the edges to free egg bites from the cups and allow to cool on a plate.
Store in fridge for 4-5 days. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute.
- If you are a vegetarian, omit the bacon. You can substitute the same amount of chopped veggies (bell peppers, and spinach are two of my favorites).
- If Cheddar cheese isn’t your jam, goat cheese, gruyere, mozzarella are all good choices.
- Finally, bacon can be swapped with crumbled sausage.