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Bacon and Egg Soufflé

There’s the classic French soufflé, which literally means “to breath” or “to puff”, then there’s the home cook’s more rustic (and easier) version. Bacon and egg soufflé puffs as expected thanks to the eggs, but the bacon and sourdough bread cubes gives it more heft than it’s fancier cousin. It’s a true breakfast workhorse because it’s assembled the day before and baked the next day (so you can sleep late). With the holidays around the corner and the never-ending stream of parties and house guests, you’ll want this soufflé recipe in your back pocket at all times.

Cooking bacon: Skip the mess of frying bacon in a skillet and bake it instead. Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil (for easy cleanup). Place a cooling rack on top, and add the bacon slices in a single layer. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes for flat, crispy, evenly cooked bacon with no greasy cleanup.

Secret ingredient: This is a trick I learned from Top Chef Stephanie Izard. Instead of seasoning eggs with salt, she reaches for soy sauce. It adds an umami flavor that’s way better than ordinary salt. I’ve never looked at soy sauce the same.

Goes with: Sunday mornings never disappoint with a hot and homemade breakfast.  Here are a few fantastic do-ahead recipes that will make a fabulous spread with no morning stress: Almond Cherry Granola, Sticky Bun French Toast, Everything Banana Bread

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Bacon and Egg Soufflé

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8

Bacon and Egg Soufflé

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sourdough bread cubes (crust removed)
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Butter an 8-cup soufflé dish. Place bread, bacon and cheese in the dish and toss to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk and soy sauce. Pour over bread/bacon/cheese mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Bake soufflé 45 minutes until golden brown and set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Please allow extra time for overnight chilling so the flavors can marry.

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Lazy Egg Casserole

Lazy Egg Casserole

With the holidays literally around the corner, there’s no need to panic over what to serve for holiday breakfast when you have the lazy egg casserole. It’s essentially a “faux souffle” of an egg and milk and bread combo that’s baked till puffy and golden brown.  Add cheese and sausage and no one will be saying no to breakfast.  This all-in-one dish is lazy because it’s assembled the day before and baked the morning of. Best of all, it’s a perfect morning solution to feeding a crowd, no matter the holiday (Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years Day) allowing you to focus on everything else.

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Omelette in a Nest

Omelette in a Nest

At first thought, omelette in a nest, an omelette baked right into a hash brown crust seems utterly decadent and only worthy of a company brunch. But, it’s also a terrific breakfast grab-and-go protein rich work hoarse. They can be baked ahead of time, stored in the freezer then, microwaved for 30 seconds for a quick bite on the run. That’s just perfect this time of year when kids are off to camp, sports practice or a car ride to the beach.

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Angry Egg Salad

Angry Egg Salad

Angry egg salad is as lovely as a spring day. That pale yellow hue, the light and pillowy texture and the most delicate flavor of mild, if not bland eggs. But this is no ordinary egg salad. These eggs, once cooked, are soaked in a briny mixture of vinegar and hot sauce giving them just the right kick to make them “angry”. You see, hard cooked eggs are like little sponges soaking up flavor, yielding a magnificent transformation. Kind of like a thunderstorm in the middle of the lovely spring day.

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