As you may know, I am not a big breakfast person.
Give me a bowl of Malto-Meal, and I will be happy.
Big, on the other hand, is a lover of all things breakfast! Anything to do with eggs is at the top of the list!
While scanning the new Martha Stewart Living magazine, I saw, what I hoped would be, a perfect breakfast! It turned out divine!
This “sandwich” is a fresh take on the muffin sandwich that we all know. This would be a wonderful Valentine’s Day breakfast!
Fried Egg and Bacon Puff Pastry
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
All purpose flour, for rolling
10 large eggs, divided
1 teaspoon water
9 slices of bacon, cut in half crosswise
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place rack in top position.
Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface, and roll out into a 12-inch square. Prick pastry all over with a fork. Cut into thirds length wise and then again cross wise. You will now have 9 squares.
Transfer squares to a parchment linked baking sheet, and freeze until firm. About 30 minutes.
Lightly beat 1 egg with water. Brush the top of the pastry squares wit the egg wash. Please 2 pieces (1 slice) of bacon on each square. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown and bacon is cooked through and crisp around the edges. About 15 – 18 minutes.
Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Crack 3 eggs into skillet, and cook until whites are set and golden brown along the edges.
Place 1 egg on top of each of 3 pastry squares and season with salt and pepper.
Transfer to a serving platter and loosely cover with foil to keep warm.
Repeat until all 9 puff pastries are complete. Serve immediately.
I have to admit, I have never used puff pastry before. It was a great experience. Easy to make and yet elegant to serve. This would be a great breakfast or brunch. If it were up to Big, we would have them for dinner too!
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try them. I would love to hear what you think!