Paleo Bacon Veggie Egg Bites

30 Sep

If you read my quiche post you know I hate eggs, but wish I enjoyed them.  While grocery shopping yesterday I found quail eggs, which are absolutely adorable, so I bought a dozen and a half thinking I could come up with some cute paleo breakfast idea.  Also thought I’d give eggs a try…again…and see if I like quail eggs better than chicken eggs.  This recipe was a total success.  I was absolutely making it for 1. the cute presentation and 2. the enjoyment of others, but to my surprise even I enjoyed these!

Ingredients:

18 quail eggs

1 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 sweet onion, diced

18 strips of uncured nitrate free bacon

Coconut oil

Kosher or sea salt

Pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Place bacon on a cooling rack over a baking sheet and bake until partially cooked, 15-20 minutes.  Remove bacon from oven and allow to cool until you can safely touch it.  Meanwhile, in a saute pan over medium heat melt 1 tbl. coconut oil then add onion and bell pepper.  Season with a little salt and pepper  and saute until soft, approximately 10 minutes.  Preheat oven to 375°F.  Grease two mini muffin pans with coconut oil.  I like to use a piece of wax paper to scoop up some of the coconut oil and then rub it around the inside of the muffin cups.  Wrap one piece of bacon around the edge of a muffin cup and then down into the bottom, press to set.  Spoon the pepper and onion into the bacon cup.  Carefully crack a quail egg on top of the veggie mixture in the bacon cup.  Sprinkle the egg with a little salt and freshly cracked pepper to season.  Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.  Cool and enjoy!

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5 Responses to “Paleo Bacon Veggie Egg Bites”

  1. paleokitchensync September 30, 2012 at 11:29 AM #

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen quail eggs at the store. Where did you happen to see those? Whole Foods maybe?

    • primalcooking September 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM #

      I found them at Market Basket, a grocery chain (formerly Demoulas) in eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Whole Foods is probably a good bet too, but I haven’t looked there.

      • primalcooking September 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM #

        If you can’t find quail eggs you could try this in regular size muffin cups with a chicken egg. Might need more bacon per cup.

  2. littleleopardbook September 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM #

    I love quail eggs, I get them from the farmers market each week! Great idea and use in this recipe!

  3. Tina T. September 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM #

    Wow! This. Looks. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I MUST try this sometime! Though I might end up eating like a dozen or so in one sitting lol…

    -Tina from http://ohsnapletseat.wordpress.com

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