Bacon-Wrapped Baked Eggs With Polenta

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #29384

April 19, 2018

"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (April 2005)"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (233.6 g)
  • Calories 435.6
  • Total Fat - 33 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 287.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1252.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 31.3 g
  • Calcium - 457.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

To make the polenta: in a saucepan melt the butter over medium heat and then add the green onions and stir until wilted (1 minute). Add 3 cups water and salt and bring to a boil. Gradually whisk in polenta. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thick and creamy, stirring occasionally (13-15 minutes). Stir in cheese and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Cool to lukewarm. (****can be prepared 2 days ahead; covered and refrigerated. the polenta will become firm.)

Step 2

To make the baked eggs: heat a skillet over medium heat and add the bacon; fry until it begins to brown but is still pliable (3-5 minutes). Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Cool slightly.

Step 3

Line sides of eight 1 1/4 cup custard cups with with 2 slices bacon, each, forming collar. Place 1/2 slice bacon on bottom of each cup. Divide polenta among cups (about 1/3 cup each). Press plan over bottom and up sides of bacon. Mix cheeses in a bowl. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese mixture over polenta in each cup. (****can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature).

Step 4

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Crack one egg into center of each cup. Sprinkle eggs with remaining cheese, green onions, thyme and black pepper. Transfer cups to a rimmed cookie sheet. Bake until egg whites are almost set (20 minutes). Let eggs stand at room temperature 5 minutes .

Step 5

Run sharp knife abounded of cups; tilt cups and slide bacon, polenta and egg onto plates and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.