Sous Vide Egg Bites - Larry Pile

(Starbucks copycat recipe.)


Sous Vide Egg Bites (Starbucks copycat recipe)

Ingredients

  • Melted butter

  • 6 eggs

  • 1/2 c. grated gruyere

  • 1/4 c. neufchatel/cream cheese/dairy free cream cheese option

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 3 slices cooked bacon, cut into small pieces (ratio of 1/2 slice per egg bite)

  • Extra Equipment: 6 -- 4oz/125ml canning jars with 2-part screw-on lids

Directions

  • Set sous vide circulator to 172F

  • Mix eggs, cheeses, and salt in a blender or food processor.

  • Cook bacon in frying pan or oven, but don't blot it dry. The tiny bit of grease adds flavor!

  • Place pieces of bacon in bottom of butter-greased small Ball jar.

  • Pour 1/3 cup of egg/cheese mixture into jar.

  • Top with more bacon.

  • Seal finger-tight (but no tighter, lest the air pressure break the jar)

  • Place into sous vide for 1 hour.

  • Remove from sous vide, allow to briefly cool before either removing egg bite (with a knife, around the edge of the egg bite, then prying it loose, then turning over and emptying jar) and putting into refrigerator.

  • When ready to eat, microwave for 20-30 seconds, place in oven or under broiler.  May blowtorch if caramelization is desired.

Can double or even quadruple recipe, as desired. 

Options:

  • Egg whites, red pepper

  • Experimental Mexican egg bite w/egg, jack cheese, chorizo and chopped fresh jalapenos (no seeds)