Bacon and eggs are a perennial breakfast favorite. You don't just have to have your eggs scrambled with bacon on the side, however. Bacon and eggs can be as simple or as complex as desired.
Excellent Bacon and Egg Recipes
Try these delicious recipes for a true breakfast treat.
Classic Scrambled Eggs and Bacon
This is a traditional bacon and eggs combination.
- 2-3 slices of bacon
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Beat milk and eggs together until frothy.
- Mix in salt and fresh cracked pepper.
- Set aside.
- Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat.
- Place bacon in hot pan and fry until crisp. Drain on a paper towel.
- Leave 1 teaspoon of bacon fat in pan and remove the rest.
- Add beaten eggs to pan and cook, stirring, until eggs are set.
Utilize your oven broiler in this recipe.
- 5 to 6 thin slices of pancetta
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Salt and fresh cracked pepper
- 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- In an ovenproof 12" sauté pan, melt unsalted butter over medium heat.
- Arrange pancetta slices in butter and allow them to cook, turning when they are done.
- While pancetta cooks, whisk together eggs, cream, salt, and pepper.
- Pour egg mixture carefully over pancetta.
- Cook over medium heat until bottom of eggs set, about 3-4 minutes.
- While eggs are cooking, turn on your oven broiler.
- Sprinkle parmesan over the top of the eggs. Remove the pan from heat and place under the broiler.
- Broil until puffy and slightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwich
Try this twist on traditional bacon and eggs, perfect for a luncheon.
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 4 slices thick bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 4 slices of bread, toasted
- Peel and chop eggs.
- Mix eggs with bacon, tomato, mayonnaise, and mustard.
- Spread on top of two slices of bread. Add the remaining two. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.
Bacon and Egg Variations
Vary your recipes by changing both the types of the eggs (ducks eggs, for instance, are sweeter and slightly larger than chicken eggs) and the kind of bacon you use. Along with typical smoked, cured bacon you can use:
- Artisanal bacons
- Canadian bacon
- Uncured bacon
Enjoy Bacon and Eggs
The flavor combination of smoky bacon and eggs is popular in many cuisines. With a little imagination, you can expand beyond just the basic fried eggs and bacon to make this classic food for many meals.