Eggs on a Cloud with Bacon and Chives

I yanked this recipe out of my Rachael Ray mag yesterday (no judgment) and knew that I would make it right away. At first I thought it was an egg perched on a biscuit (nothing wrong with that), but as I read the recipe, I realized the yolk was atop a pile of whipped egg whites. Egg whites! Brilliant.

First, separate your egg whites in a big bowl and the yolks in smaller bowls.

Then, whip your egg whites until you get stiff peaks. If your arm gets tired, have someone help you.

Ignore the yelling cat who hates the sound of whisk on metal.

You can stop when your egg whites look like this.

Fold in some bacon and chives into the egg whites and spoon them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for a few minutes, then slide the yolks onto the whites. Season with salt and pepper, and bake for another couple of minutes until the yolks are cooked.

Eggs on a Cloud with Bacon and Chives
Serves 4
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Here’s what I used:

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • salt, pepper

Here’s what I did:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450.
  2. Separate your egg whites into a large bowl and the egg whites into 4 separate small bowls.
  3. Whisk the egg whites until you have stiff peaks. Gently fold in the bacon and chives, and spoon the egg whites onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make a little well in the center of each “cloud”, and bake for 3 minutes.
  4. Slide a yolk onto each cloud, season with salt and pepper, and bake for 3-4 minutes until the yolk is set.

5 thoughts on “Eggs on a Cloud with Bacon and Chives

  1. Maria says:

    This look really delicious.

    I wonder if whisking electronically makes any difference…

  2. i can’t wait to try this! was just reading it on the magazine! your cat LOOKS just like one of my cats!

  3. Kat says:

    This looks great, but what if you don’t like soft or runny yolks? How do I make them if i want the yolks cooked without burning the whites?

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