A bowl of cheesy sous vide egg bites is the perfect appetizer to start your meal. It is one of the most healthy snacks rich in proteins, carbs, fats, and other essential nutrients.
It's time to replace your routine snack items and try making the sous vide egg bites recipe. A random bowl of popcorn and chips is starting to sound pretty boring as a snack. It doesn't even excite the mood anymore when you're craving a snack.
So, we have thought about trying something a bit different this time in Sous vide recipe style. We're going to learn how to cook sous vide egg bites.
Why Replace Your Routine Eggs with Sous Vide Egg Bites?
Sous vide egg bites are the perfect alternative to replace your old-school breakfast of bread and omelet.
Oftentimes, people get bored of eating the same generic breakfast items daily. So, they start skipping eggs for breakfast. A new yet healthier alternative of eating eggs is the sous vide egg bites recipe that provides the best way to get proper nutrition.
Another major reason to cook sous vide egg bites is that you no longer have to worry about burning your egg breakfast. Using the effective sous vide method, you can cook your eggs in a temperature-controlled environment.
Plus, the cheese filled sous vide egg bites tastes exceptional with crisp-brown bacon or chicken wings. The satisfying taste of cheesy eggs melting on your tongue like cream gives a feeling of pure bliss.
The best part is that you can not only cook and enjoy your breakfast but also freeze the sous vide egg bites upto 2 months for later use.
How to Cook Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipe?
Cooking a healthy and tasty breakfast snack of sous vide egg bites with bacon and gruyere is very easy. There are tons of methods of cooking egg bites but sous vide egg bites taste the best. So we're going to use the sous vide method, and cook eggs in a heat-controlled water-bath. This way your eggs are properly cooked to perfection in the sous vide pot.
Here's our take on preparing the tasty sous vide egg bites recipe at home as an appetizer or a snack. Let's begin!
Essential Ingredients that You Need
For making perfectly-cooked sous vide egg bites filled with cheese for breakfast, you'll need a few essential ingredients that are listed below:
You will need at least 6 chicken eggs to prepare the egg batter for making sous vide egg bites.
For pairing up the sous vide egg bites recipe with the bacon, you will need at least 3 to 4 bacon pieces, sliced into thin strips.
You will need 1/2 cup of Gruyere cheese for making the egg mixture. The gruyere cheese must be properly grated.
You will need 2 tablespoons of softened cream cheese when making the egg blend to add smooth texture to the mixture.
You will need 1/4 cup of heavy whipped cream. You can easily buy it from your local diary or market. Just ask for double whipped heavy cream.
You will need 1/4 teaspoon of natural salt. It will add some sour taste to your neutral egg bites and make your breakfast more tasteful.
You will need 1/8 teaspoon of freshly crushed black pepper powder. Make sure the pepper powder is fresh to spice up your egg bites.
Chopped Fresh Chives
For garnishing your sous vide egg bites you can use freshly chopped chives. It'll add a more healthy herbal flavor to your breakfast and give your egg bites some color to make your recipe look more interesting.
Kitchen Tools You Need to Make Sous Vide Egg Bites at Home
Unlike the smoked chicken, you don't need any iron skillet or cooking grill for making egg bites. To make sous vide egg bites for breakfast at home using the sous vide technique, you will need the following kitchen tools for proper dish preparations.
- Sous Vide Pot
- Vacuum seal jars
- Set of mixing bowl
- Kitchen thermometer
- Kitchen knives
- Forks and spoons
- Cooking pan
6-Step Guide to Cook Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipe at Home
Here's an easy 6-step cooking guide to help you cook the best cheesy sous vide egg bites with bacon for breakfast at home.
Step#1: Preheat the Sous Vide Pot
First things first, you need to preheat the sous vide pot filled with water to create a hot water bath. Preheating the water to a desired temperature helps to create a stable temperature-controlled environment needed to cook sous vide egg bites. Set your pot on the stove and adjust the heat to 170 to 175°F for a few minutes.
Step#2: Fry Those Bacon Strips
Meanwhile the water is being heated, you can bake or fry your bacon strips in a cooking pan. Take a flat pan, pour a spoonful of oil and stir-fry the bacon strips until you see a crisp-brown color appear on them.
Step#3: Prepare The Egg Blend
Next, you need to prepare the egg blend. Take a mixing bowl and add 6 eggs into it along with grated gruyere cheese, heavy cream, soft cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Now, mix all the ingredients and create a smooth cheesy batter.
Step#4: Fill The Mixture Into Glass Jars
Take about 6 glass jars (4-ounces) and grease them with butter or cooking oil spray. Now, fill those jars with the bacon strips and egg blend. Make sure to pour an equal amount of mixture into each of those glass jars.
Step#5: Seal Your Glass Jars
Now, it's time to seal your glass jars filled with the bacon and egg bite mixture. Using the vacuum sealer, seal all the glass jars with their lids until they're “two-finger spin tight,”. So that you can easily open them with a slight twist after cooking using just two fingers. This way, the glass jars won't explode under the high air pressure inside the sous vide pot.
Step#6: Cook Sous Vide Egg Bites
Place all the glass jars inside the water-bath and let the ingredients cook to perfection at 172°F for about 50 to 60 minutes. After that, turn the flames off and take out your egg-filled glass jars. Let them come to room temperature and dish out your sous vide egg bites onto a plate. Garnish the tasty egg bites with freshly chopped chives.