Greetings and happy spring, keto friends! I hope the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming where you are.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a breakfast recipe here. Recently, I’ve seen these “egg cloud” recipes posted to the r/Food subreddit, and they’ve been pretty popular. After trying the recipe myself, I’ve made a few revisions to spice them up a bit. Without further ado, here’s my recipe for cheesy bacon egg clouds:
What you’ll need:
- 2 eggs
- 3 slices of bacon
- A sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese
- A sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400F.
Step 2: Fry up 3 slices of bacon in a pan. When finished, set aside and cut into small bite-site pieces.
Step 3: While your bacon is frying, crack 2 eggs into a mixing bowl. Separate the yolks and place them into a separate small bowl. Using a whisk or electric mixer, whisk the egg whites until they become fluffy and firm. The consistency should resemble whipped cream. This may take a few minutes.
Step 4: Spray a small baking or casserole dish with non-stick spray/oil. When the egg whites are whisked and fluffy, spoon them on to the baking dish as one pile. This is your “egg cloud”.
Step 5: Using a spoon, form two small holes or “divots” in the egg cloud. Place your two egg yolks into the divots. Be careful not to break the yolks!
Step 6: Stick your bite-sized bacon pieces into the cloud wherever they will fit. Shove ’em anywhere!
Step 7: Sprinkle your desired amount of parmesan and cheddar cheeses over the cloud. Lastly, sprinkle the cloud with dashes of salt and pepper. At this point, you should have something that looks like this:
Step 8: Place into the 400F oven for 12-14 minutes. The egg cloud is finished when it becomes golden brown. Here’s the end result:
Enjoy! I personally love the texture of the baked egg whites. In a way, they’re almost dough-like. A little hot sauce or salsa would also be a great addition to this dish.
Nutrition facts: ~375 calories, 26g fat, 2g carbs, 28g protein