Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bundles

I've made these many times before using different combinations of deli meat and cheese (favorites: roast beef with gruyere, and spicy turkey with colby jack), but decided to try making a breakfast version with bacon, egg, and cheese.  Actually, my husband is the one that made these.  Usually I do the cooking around here, but it was my birthday, so he made these while I advised from the couch.  It was delightful!  They're nothing fancy, but they are tasty and a nice little weekend treat served with fresh fruit and creamsicle dip.
As mentioned before, you can put pretty much anything in these.  You could try using ham instead of the bacon, if you prefer, and use whatever cheese you want.  We made half with colby jack and half with muenster.  The muenster melted beautifully and was very stretchy like mozzarella, if that appeals to you.  If you want something for lunch or dinner, how about pepperoni and sliced or cubed mozzarella, maybe a little sprinkle of parmesan, served with marinara sauce on the side?  Leftover fajita meat and veggies with cheddar, and salsa on the side?  Keep it simple with ham and cheese, maybe with honey mustard to dip?  I'm sure all of these would work great.
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bundles

3 eggs
4 slices cooked bacon, broken in half
4 slices cheese of your choice, broken in half
8 oz tube of crescent roll dough (leave in the refrigerator until you're ready for them)
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Grease a small nonstick skillet, heat it over medium, crack in the eggs, and scramble with a rubber spatula until cooked.  Add salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
Take the crescent roll dough out of the refrigerator.  Separate the dough into 8 triangles.  Take a triangle of dough, top it with one of the bacon halves (break it up more to fit), one of the half slices of cheese (fold it into a square so it fits), and 1/8th of the scrambled eggs.  Form a little bundle by gently stretching the bits of dough around the filling and press it shut.  The filling should be completely encased.  Set the bundle on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Bake bundles until golden, about 10-12 minutes.
Yield: 8 bundles, how many this feeds depends on what else you're serving.

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