Who doesn’t love the smell of bacon and onion cooking together in the kitchen? One of my favorite culinary aromas, for sure. These little gems pictured above are something I enjoy year ’round, but when shaped like hearts, are a cute and delicious treat for Valentine’s Day. So tasty and easy to put together! I think I’ll make something Indian for dinner that night, since you can’t get into a restaurant on Valentine’s Day with a shoehorn and Indian is his favorite food! I make these in a fun little pan I found somewhere years ago ( shown right). You KNOW I just had to have it! The slots are only 3/4″ tall, so it makes individual portion cakes (or whatever). These tasty breakfast “hearts” are as easy as pie to make. You can use any shaped pan molds, silicone molds or regular cupcake pans (or whatever you have available). There is nothing sacrosanct about the shape here. This recipe is suitable for all phases of Atkins, Keto diets. Primal-Paleo will need to use a plan-suitable bread at the bottom.
4 slices bacon, chopped fine
2 oz. onion, chopped fine
1 slice low-carb bread (I had this on-hand focaccia bread)
3 extra-large eggs (or 4 large), beaten
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Using a brush, oil your baking pan slots with a dab of olive oil. Crumbled the bread evenly into the bottoms of the slots. Pour the beaten egg mixture into the slots.
In a non-stick skillet, brown the bacon. When it is done but not quite crisp, add the onion and sauté until the bacon is browned and onion is beginning to brown as well. Sprinkle about 1 T. of the bacon-onion mixture over the tops of each portion. Pop pan into 350º oven for about 13-15 minutes or until egg is set up in the center when touched with your finger. Do not over cook lest they dry out. Lift them out gently with the tip of a knife and serve at once.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 5 Heart Quiches, each contains:
146.4 calories, 11.8 g fat, 1.74 g carbs, 0.40 g fiber, 1.34 g NET CARBS, 9.14 g protein, 225 mg sodium