Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Combining the Enhanced flavor of romaine with bacon and blue cheese dressing so that old-fashioned wedge of lettuce becomes a slice of heaven.


Ingredients

    Salad
  • 8 strips good quality bacon
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 hearts romaine lettuce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Blue Cheese Dressing, recipe follows
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

    Salad
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Lay the bacon strips on a roasting rack and bake in the oven until crisp, about 29 minutes. (To make bacon curls: Wrap each slice of raw bacon around a metal skewer in a barber-pole fashion and lay the skewers on the roasting rack.) Pat dry with a paper towel. When cool enough to handle, break into pieces or in half, if using curls.
  3. Put the egg in a small saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from the heat. Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain the egg and roll it between your palm and the counter to crack the shell, then peel under cool running water. Rub the egg through a fine-mesh strainer and set aside.
  4. Remove the large out leaves from the romaine hearts and rinse. Chop these leaves into bite-sized pieces and spin dry. (Use an extremely sharp knife to minimize brushing the edges.) Halve the hearts through the cores to make 4 wedges. Rinse under cold running water and shake to air dry.
  5. Divide the wedges among 4 plates. Mound some of the chopped romaine on top and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon about 1/4 cup of Blue Cheese Dressing over each salad and top with some of the sieved egg and bacon.
  6. Blue Cheese Dressing
  7. Pulse the mayonnaise, blue cheese, buttermilk, shallot, lemon zest, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and celery seeds in a food processor to make a chunky but pourable sauce. Stir in the parsley and season with plenty of pepper. Use immediately or refrigerate in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days.

Recipe Courtesy of Food Network

Frittata Muffin

Frittata Muffin Recipe

  • Servings: 6-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Yummy eggs


Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 3/4 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. chopped onion
  • 3 slices chopped cooked bacon or sausage

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350F
  2. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl until well blended. Add cheese, zucchini, bell pepper, onion and cooked bacon or sausage; mix well.
  3. Spoon evenly into 12 greased muffin cups, about 1/4 cup each.
  4. Bake till set, 20-22 minutes.
  5. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups; serve warm.

Recipe Courtesy of Incredible Egg

Avocado Bacon Crustless Quiche

Avocado Bacon Crustless Quiche

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An Easy Way to get Your Fat and Protein for Breakfast


Ingredients


6 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (almond milk if you prefer)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 6 slice of bacon)
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium (2.5 quart) bowl, add the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the cheese, bacon and avocado. Gently stir until well mixed.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the pie plate. If necessary, use a spoon to push some of the avocado and bacon around to ensure that it is evenly distributed throughout the quiche.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, rotating once half way through.
  6. Let the quiche cool for 5 minutes before slicing.


Recipe Courtesy of The Wholesome Dish