Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Mini Frittata

Because everything is better wrapped in bacon..!


Per mini frittata -

1 middle bacon strip
2 medium eggs
1T diced fennel
1T diced capsicum (bell peppers)
A few baby spinach leaves
1t finely chopped basil
1/2t minced garlic
1T chopped/diced meat (I used smoked salmon, but ham or cooked chicken would work well)
Optional - 1T diced cheddar cheese or feta cheese

Of course, you could make a vegetarian version of this by removing the meat (inc bacon wrapping, so sad!) and adding more veg, and conversely a carnivorous version by getting rid of the veggies entirely. The flavours are totally up to you.

I used a mega-muffin tray, and didn't trim my big slices of middle bacon at all. Perfect proportions.


Preheat oven to 175°C.

1. Line edges of muffin tray holes with bacon - you can trim the length to fit exactly, but overlap doesn't hurt. If your bacon still has it's rind, make sure it is along the uppermost edge so it crisps beautifully.

2. Line the base of the muffin pans with spinach.

3. Combine veggies, meat, herbs and cheese in a bowl. Mix well so ingredients are evenly mixed.

4. Gently spoon mixture into muffin pans, layering spinach leaves (but don't cover the layers completely, as the egg mixture needs to travel between the leaves) as you go.

5. In another bowl, beat eggs briskly. Pour egg mixture into muffin pans, filling 3/4s of the way to the top.

6. Bake in oven until the frittata is golden on top and is firm to the touch. For me, this took around 30 minutes.

7. (Optional) Remove frittata from muffin tray, and place onto a baking slide. Return to the oven and raise the temperature a little in order to crisp up the bacon shell. Watch carefully for burning. I recommend this step if you want to enjoy the frittata cold.

A winner for me, taking me through dinner last night, and cold breakfast and lunch today! Very low in carbohydrates and not too shocking when calories are considered, especially given the satiety factor. Next time I'm going to get even more fiddly and try cutting up bacon to fit in my mini-muffin tray! Bite sized wonders!


Jamie said...

This sounds delish!!! Can't wait to try it next week!!! :)

Anne H said...

I can feel a bacon cooking jag coming on!

Kat said...

Love this idea! My friends and I tend to do potluck get-togethers and this would be a great dish to bring. Everyone loves bacon right?

Laurie D. said...

Can't wait to try this!

Flavia said...

WOW! That looks amazing!

TrailGrrl said...

Oooh. I've got all the ingredients for this. BACON, BACON, BACON!


Unknown said...

Man what I wouldn't do to be able to eat eggs right now ;) Damn egg intolerance sucks!

Eric said...

Mmm... bacon. I made something similar to these a few weeks ago. Soooo good.

Anonymous said...

thank you! just made these for my husband and he LOVED them... Will definitely make again very soon.

Thihan said...

Made my carnivore version for lunch today, with a side of avocado. Absolutely amazing!!

Jennifer P. said...

I made these yesterday and they were amazingly delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Marie said...

This is so creative!!! Great recipe!

Marie said...

What a creative recipe!! Can't wait to try it

Christie said...

These. look. awesome. Can't wait to try them!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea!! I am going to give this a go today :)