Nothing gets my morning started better than the smell of bacon cooking (and freshly brewed cup of coffee)! These breakfast classics are a favorite in our house & they are so easy & quick to make!! My favorite way to cook bacon:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the strips of bacon on a sheet pan, try to not let them touch or they will stick together while cooking. Some people like to place the bacon over a slotted rack on the sheet pan so that the grease drips down. But I think it tastes much better & gets a better texture when you let the bacon cook in it & drain the excess at the end. Cook for 10-15 minutes, just under cooked. Then flip the pieces & return to the oven to cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until your desired crispiness.
Remove from the oven & drain the bacon strips on a plate lines with paper towels. I like to blot the excess grease of the tops with another paper towel.
Don't be afraid to make extra- it's great left over for sandwiches or as topping for salads!! You can make the bacon ahead of time too & reheat the bacon in a low oven or microwave before serving. Perfect for a brunch get together!
Sunny Side Up Eggs!
Melt 1 tbs of butter (for 2 eggs) in a non-stick skillet (I used an 10") over medium heat.
When the butter started to bubble, crack 1 egg into the pan being careful not to break the yolk. You can crack the egg into a small dish & then pour it into the skillet.
Rotate or roll the pan around with your wrist to shape the egg & baste it in the butter. When the eggs is set, crack the 2nd egg into the pan.
Using a small spoon, baste some of the hot butter around the sides of the yolk, on the white of the egg to cook the top. The butter will help cook the top of the egg white, ensuring that you don't get clear 'goo' around the yolk. When your egg is cooked, drain it with a slotted spatula & plate. Finish the 2nd egg, basting the top & plate. To cook more eggs, add a little more butter to the pan & repeat this process. And don't worry if they don't look "perfect", as you can see mine didn't! But I assure you, they tasted perfectly!! Serve immediately, before the eggs cool. (They will continue to cook some after you plate them, so keep that in mind!) Serve with your favorite sides. We did croissants & fruit this time but some times we go super traditional & make hash browns or grits & toast. Just make sure that you serve something to dip in that delicious runny yolk!!!