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mmmm bacon June 23, 2009

Filed under: Food — geekchef @ 10:25 am
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I think I’ve mentioned I love bacon.  Here is a quick breakfast recipe with bacon, but not exactly in the fashion one usually expects. Bacon inside a waffle. Yes, I said inside. Like the prize inside a box of crackerjacks, but better!

This bacon waffle concept works just was well with waffle/pancake mixes and since there is absolutely nothing healthy about this meal, there is no reason to feel bad for not making the batter from scratch.


Bacon Waffles

1 3/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups whole milk
2 large eggs
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
1 package of bacon

Whisk flour, sugar and baking powder in large bowl. Add milk, eggs and melted butter and whisk until blended. Let batter sit while cooking the bacon.

Prepare bacon in your preferred method, try to press pieces to keep flat. I cook mine on the stove, but the over works too.

Heat waffle iron and brush with oil or leftover bacon fat. Pour enough batter onto each waffle grid to cover generously and lay cooked bacon across the batter, the bacon will settle to the middle and the batter will cook around it.  Close waffle iron and cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes.


First attempt at microwave egg poaching August 6, 2007

Filed under: Food — geekchef @ 10:21 am
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I need to play with the timing and settings on my microwave, but yesterday I made half decent – slightly overcooked for my liking – poached eggs.

I shredded some cheddar on tortillas and toasted it in the oven, topped with a little salsa and the poached eggs. BAM! Instant huevos rancheros! Tasty too. It’s not the most glamorous of dishes, but with a little cream, green onion and maybe black olive I could make that one hell of a brunch item.

Maybe a quail egg on a mini tortilla for a appetizer, hmmm.

In case you need a recipe..

Microwave Huevos Rancheros

2 eggs
4 tortillas
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 sour cream
2 tablespoons sliced black olives
chopped green onion

*Microwave egg poacher

Lay out tortillas on a baking sheet and sprinkle shredded cheese on all the tortillas. Toast in toaster oven or regular oven until cheese is melted and tortilla edges are a little golden.
While tortillas are toasting, pour a little water in the bottom of the egg poacher and then crack open egg and carefully pour one egg into each cup. Close and microwave for one min. Open the poacher and let vent for a second *venting is important, unless you like scraping egg off the top of your microwave*, then microwave for another 30-60 seconds depending on your microwave strength and preference in doneness. Plate tortillas, with two tortillas overlapping a bit – similar to a ven diagram. Drain the water from eggs and place in the center of the tortillas, cover with salsa and top with sour cream, green onion and olives.

** I know this is more of a PWT version, but it’s tasty. Also the black speckles on the eggs are pepper, in case you were wondering.. I also added a few shots of Tapitia hot sauce 🙂