Beating egg whites is awesome! They turn from a soppy liquid into stiff, foamy peaks! When we first whisked egg whites, we were skeptical, but the change happened so quick we couldn’t believe it. The egg whites make a fluffy cloud-like creation that’s simply beautiful and fun to shape. Just for the sake of experiencing this if you haven’t, you should make this recipe and let your inner kid out :).
In addition to the egg whites, which brown on the outside but stay just as fluffy inside after baking, we weaved bacon as the base for additional flavor, fat and protein. These are usually made with a slice of bread underneath, but who needs those extra carbs when you have bacon?!
Whip up these egg clouds for friends or family for brunch and they’ll be blown away by just how unique and beautiful the dish is!
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Here’s how to make them:
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Macros per cloud & bacon:
• 172 Calories
• 12g of Fat
• 14g of Protein
• 0g of Carbs
First, take 3 strips of bacon per cloud you’re preparing and fold them in half lengthwise. Cut along the fold to ensure both halves are the same length for a perfect square bed.
Lay 3 half length strips of bacon parallel to each other on a baking sheet and fold the middle strip over.
Place a strip perpendicular to the 3 and fold back over. Take the two outer strips and fold over.
Place another strip of bacon in the center perpendicularly. Flip the middle strip over on the weave.
Lastly, place the final strip and fold back over! Do this as many times as you will be making egg clouds. If you like your bacon crispy, make sure to prebake the strips for about 5 minutes before adding the egg whites.
Next, separate 2 eggs and save the yolks in a bowl. Be gentle and do not break the yolks. It’ll look better if the yolks are intact. Place the egg whites in a deep mixing bowl so that no egg splashes out as you're beating.
Whisk the egg whites with an electric hand mixer for about 5 minutes. You will notice the egg white transform into a thick, white foam that’s more solid than liquid. This stage is commonly referred to as “stiff peaks” forming in the mixture.
It’s at this point you want to add salt and garlic powder and whisk it in. If you added it earlier, the eggs would have taken much longer to form their cloudiness.
Spoon your seasoned egg whites onto the bacon weave to create a little cloud. Then make a little dip in each cloud to house the egg yolk that you will gently drop in.
Season the tops of the clouds with cayenne or paprika and pepper.
Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until your bacon is sizzling and the clouds have become golden.
Plate them and sprinkle with some coarse salt and dig in!
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Vicky started Tasteaholics in 2015 with her boyfriend, Rami, hoping to document all their low carb cooking adventures. She lives in NYC and her favorite food is steak and lava cake. She enjoys photography, travel, cooking, working out, cats & Harry Potter. She loves sharing her knowledge, cooking tips and creative dishes with all of Tasteaholics’ readers.