Bacon and Cheese Egg Envelope

Bacon Egg and Cheese Envelope

The Spruce / Max Cozzi

Prep: 1 mins
Cook: 4 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 egg envelope
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
228 Calories
18g Fat
2g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 301mg 23%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 183mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

What is an egg envelope? Well, it’s basically an egg deconstructed! We
separate its parts—yolk from whites—and cook the whites like a
delicate crepe. The yolk then becomes a creamy filling that serves as
a base for all kinds of other yummy ingredients, in this case: crispy
bacon and oozy American cheese. You then fold it all up into a packet
and enjoy!

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Bacon Egg and Cheese Envelope

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 large egg, separated

  • 1 slice American cheese

  • 1 slice cooked bacon, crumbled

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    ingredients for BAC envelope

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  2. Heat a large non-stick pan over low heat and brush with the olive oil.

     non stick skillet heating up

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  3. Place the egg white in a bowl and beat with a fork until frothy, about 20 seconds.

    egg whites whisked in bowl

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  4. Pour the egg white into the pan and rotate and turn to coat the bottom of the pan all over. Raise the heat to medium and let cook until the egg white firms up and releases easily from the pan, about 2 minutes.

    egg whites cooking in pan

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  5. Place the cheese in the center of the egg and let melt slightly, about 30 seconds.

    cheese in pan with egg white

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  6. Put the egg yolk in the center of the cheese and sprinkle the bacon over it.

    egg yolk and bacon crumbles added to pan with egg white and cheese

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  7. Fold the egg white in quarters over the yolk to make a packet.

    BAC envelope folded up

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  8. Cook, flipping once, until slightly cooked through, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

    BAC finishing cooking in pan

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Tip

The secret to cooking the whites is to go low and slow—you
can’t cook them too fast over a blast of heat—they’ll be tough and
uneven.

Variations


We also love this technique with ham and Swiss cheese; salsa and
crumbled tortilla chips; and mushrooms with a splash of soy sauce.
Feel free to experiment with your favorite flavor combos.

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