If you live a busy schedule, these Make-Ahead Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Bites are just for you.
Sometimes, we just don't have time in the morning to make a healthier breakfast with a good source of protein and if you are like me, then breakfast time, is my most hungry period of the day. Also, whatever I eat for breakfast sets me up for the rest of the day. If I eat badly, chances are the rest of the day will follow suit.
I try to have a good source of protein every morning. Protein is good for keeping you well satiated. So theat Bacon Egg Potato Bites are just perfect.
Even if you don't live a busy life, it is worth knocking up a batch of these to keep in a tub in the fridge. They are great for grabbing for a small in between meal snack if you feel the hunger pangs taking over.
These Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Bite can also be mixed up in so many different ways, use ham instead of bacon, even add some fish like tuna or salmon, or if you are vegetarian, skip the meat altogether and add some cheese.
Hey even if you are not vegetarian you could still add some cheese, for a Cheesy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Bite delight.
The base for these was a last minute idea. I had two lovely yukon gold potatoes that I needed to use up and I had put them in the microwave for baked potatoes.
But then once cooked, my mind goes elsewhere wondering what else I could make with these instead. Which led me to to scoop out all the flesh, add it to a bowl with a good amount of seasoning and some chopped spring onions and one egg to bind and mash it all together, thinking I'll make some fritters to go with my eggs in the morning.
That then turns into, well if I am going to make eggs in the morning, why don't I skip having to cook altogether and make some Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Bites and well you get the idea.
I recommend using a waxy type of potato like Yukon golds or Charlottes over a floury one for the base for the Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Bites, they just tend to have a nicer flavour for when mashing potatoes. I tend to use floury potatoes for chips or roast potatoes.
Instead of potato fritters as the base, you could also make a hash brown type base using grated potato (excess moisture squeezed out) or spiralled or grated sweet potato. Like I mentioned so many possible variations for these Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Bites.
Once made, all you then have to do is heat up the Make-Ahead Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Bites as you want them, or just eat them cold. They are great either way.
- 540g of a waxy type potato (like charlottes or yukon gold
- 2 spring onion, finely chopped
- 1 large egg
- salt and black pepper
- spray oil
- 3 slices of lean bacon, cooked and chopped
- 6 large eggs
- approx 3 ripe tomatoes, sliced thinly
- salt and black pepper
- Pierce the potatoes with a fork and microwave for 8 mins until soft
- Allow to cool slightly
- Preheat oven to 180c/350f (gas mark 4)
- Cut in half and scoop flesh into a bowl and mash
- Add the egg, spring onion and season well with salt and black pepper
- Mix well to combine.
- Grease a 12 hole non stick muffin tray with a little spray oil
- Divide the potato equally into each hole and flatten down in the bottom of the muffin tray
- Spray over the top with spray oil
- Place in the oven and bake for 20 mins until very lightly golden on top.
- Whisk the eggs together, season with salt
- Pour equally into each muffin tray
- Sprinkle in some of the cooked bacon, and top each muffin hole with a slice of tomato
- Bake in the oven for 30 mins until egg is set.
- Season the top with black pepper
- Enjoy or tub up for snacks or make-ahead breakfasts on the go
Variation 1: Add some grated cheese as part of your diet.
Variation 2: try different fillings, spinach, tuna, salmon, kale, veg etc
Variation 3: Make a hash brown base using grated potato (squeeze out excess moisture and bake first the same as instructions before add egg/fillings
Variation 4: Use spiralled or grated sweet potato as the base, again bake first as in instructions before adding egg/fillings
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 268Total Fat 10.8gSaturated Fat 3.7gCholesterol 325mgSodium 396mgCarbohydrates 26.3gFiber 4.3gSugar 1.9gProtein 18.5g