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Old 12-24-2007, 10:02 AM   #21
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Sounds like Don's wife is trying to slowly kill him off
Nah - just even things out a bit. My family has longer life genes than hers. She thinks it is unfair that silver haired old men are popular sex objects in the old folks homes and doesn't want me to outlast her for long.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:05 PM   #22
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Using a bic lighter, apply a flame to the dangly end of the bacon until a flame is established and it becomes self sustaining
Yikes...I thought that I was the one that invented this sinful, unhealthy, disgusting, decadent, interesting activity. Practically every time that I fire up the BBQ, I secretly enjoy a few bacon slices that are attached to the end of skewers.
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Shirred eggs soon to follow.

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whats a shirred egg?
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Those are easy. Brush a bunch of ramekins with melted butter. Break one egg into each. Top with a teaspoon or so of cream, or if you dont have that, half and half, or if you dont have that, a teaspoon size chunk of butter. You can throw some grated cheese on top if you're in the mood, but not a lot.

Put in a 350 degree oven for about 9-10 minutes, until almost set. Remove and top with foil. They should still be a little underdone in the middle since they'll stand for at least a few minutes and finish cooking. Run a butter knife around the edges and flip the ramekin upside down over a plate and you get a perfect egg.

What you get is basically a really moist, creamy poached egg without the hassle, plus a nice little lightly browned cream topping. And they hold for 10-15 minutes+ due to the heat holding power of the ramekin. So you can make a bunch of these while baking a bunch of BACON in the same oven.

If you're going to serve them quickly, you can do them the same way in muffin pans.

I can make bacon and shirred eggs for two dozen people in about 15 minutes in the oven with almost no work. Ideal for sunday football brunches.
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.... make a bunch of these while baking a bunch of BACON in the same oven.

If you're going to serve them quickly, you can do them the same way in muffin pans.

I can make bacon and shirred eggs for two dozen people in about 15 minutes in the oven with almost no work. Ideal for sunday football brunches.

Thanks for the suggestion and instructions. I'm doing this in the AM. I have waaay to many relatives in residence this week and this looks about my speed.
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Glad to be of service, m'am.

Large ramekins can take two eggs or more eggs, but you might need to cook them longer. Some folks saute some vegetables like peppers or onions and spoon a bit of that into the bottom of the ramekin before cracking the eggs in. You can also cut a 2" round out of the middle of thick bread and use that as a mold for the eggs, or even bake them in a hollowed out tomato.

Emeril of course, goes nuts: Old Fashioned Shirred Eggs Recipe: Recipes: Food Network

Someone here also kicked in a recipe for the er forum cookbook that involved an omelet bar where everyone put what meats/vegetables they wanted into a little plastic bag, some beaten eggs were added and the bags were dropped into a large pan of boiling water, producing a large number of individual omelets all at once.
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For large scale breakfast feeding with minimal aggravation, try this one. Breakfast "strata" made up the night before and thrown in the oven in the morning.

* 8 eggs
* 3 cups white bread torn up
* 3 cups cooked cubed ham, sausage or bacon
* 8 oz. grated cheese
* 3 Tablespoons all-pourpose flour
* 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
* 3 Tablespoons butter
* 3 cups milk

In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the following: eggs, seasonings, butter and milk. Set aside.

In a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan, layer bread cubes, ham cubes and cheese. Pour ingedients from the mixing bowl over everything. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, take it out about 30 minutes in advance and then bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes until lightly browned. Let set at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

You may also add cooled sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers or asparagus in addition to or in place of the meat.
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CFB - I took your advice and my relatives have decided that maybe I'm not such a disaster in kitchen.

I put some chopped (canned) artichoke hearts and blob of boursin in the bottom of each dish and they turned out great. I flopped them over onto a toasted english muffin half and left the dish covering the egg (on the muffin) and served them. All they had to do was pull off the dish and drool.

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This version has the ramekins lined with prosciutto, some sauteed mushrooms at the bottom, baked egg on top. The prosciutto crisps up and retains the cup shape.
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I just wanna know if theres spam in it.

Better still, maybe I dont wanna know...
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Wow, I am glad the living cheap thread brought me back here. This ramekin stuff sounds great for breakfasts at the weekend cottage. I thought a ramekin was a condom.
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Ahhh - fellow bacon aficionados!! You guys are the best! Thank you CFB for the flow chart
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So CFB if things don't work out in ER you can always open a restaurant that features some of your recipes.
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Looks good to me. But then I am a grossermensch.

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So CFB if things don't work out in ER you can always open a restaurant that features some of your recipes.
The LAST thing I want to do is get involved in a restaurant. I worked in a couple when I was younger and the only job that seemed to suck more than mine was the owners.
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