Or as Joy Of Cooking refers to them, Eggs Baked In Bacon Rings.
My friend Amy told me about these bacon-wrapped eggs from Joy of Cooking. We've enjoyed them several times since!
I got some nitrate/nitrite free bacon ends and pieces from Trader Joe's for $2.99/pound. The ends and pieces are thicker and a lot meatier than the regular strips from the store but they are odd-shaped and sized. So they don't wrap around the sides of the muffin tin as perfectly as regular bacon. We don't mind as it still tastes delicious!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Saute or broil lightly:
Strips of bacon
Grease the bottoms of muffin pans. Lines sides with bacon. Place in each muffin tin:
1 tablespoon chili sauce--we use a few drops of Tabasco in each.
Drop into it:
Pour over the egg:
1 teaspoon melted butter
Salt and paprika
Bake about 10 minutes or until eggs are set. Let set for a minute and then gently remove them to plates, serving on toast and garnishing with parsley, if desired.
FYI- If by chance you're looking to purchase your own copy of Joy Of Cooking, which I highly recommend, I suggest that you purchase an older edition rather than a new one. They do vary a little and I think the recipes are better in the older! Mine is a 1980.