The low-carb community was pretty excited when coffee shops started serving sous vide egg bites. Until then, most breakfast options were between a few slices of bagel or croissant. At around $ 5 for two small egg bites, it was only a matter of time before people started looking for do-it-yourself versions.
Do you need a sous vide to make egg bites?
First, let’s say that sous vide cooked food is delicious. The temperature is so precisely controlled that there is virtually no risk of overcooking or undercooking, and it is largely a manual cooking method. Still, the cost of many kitchens is prohibitive – you’re looking for a few hundred dollars for a decent system, which is more than the average household wants to spend on an appliance that they only use occasionally.
The solution? These adorable little egg bites aren’t actually made in Sous Vide, but in an Instant Pot. The end result is a light and fluffy egg bite full of flavor. Ideally, these egg bites are made in a silicone egg mold, but they also work well in ½ pint mason jars. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, an oven modification can be found below.
This recipe makes 10 egg bites (5 egg bites of each flavor) which are great for a breakfast on the go or a high protein snack. Feel free to experiment with your favorite add-ins.
Instant Pot “Sous Vide” Egg Bites Recipe
Time in the kitchen: 25 minutes, including 18 minutes of cooking time
- 7 large eggs
- 3 tbsp milk of your choice (unsweetened and not flavored if you use non-dairy milk)
- ½ cup chopped cooked broccoli florets
- 1 ounce. Crumbled feta cheese
- 3 slices of crumbled cooked bacon
- ½ cup of chopped spinach, cooked and drained well
- salt and pepper
- Primal Kitchen® Avocado oil spray
Mix together eggs, milk and a pinch of salt and pepper. For a looser egg bite, swap the milk for ¼ cup of cottage cheese. Beat them together in a blender and divide the beaten eggs evenly between two bowls.
Place the chopped broccoli and feta in a bowl and whisk together. In the second bowl, add the crumbled bacon and spinach and whisk.
Spray generously on the inside of your mason jars Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Spray. Each bowl of egg mixture makes 5 egg bites. Spoon about ¼ cup of the feta broccoli egg batter into the glasses until the mixture is evenly divided between 5. Do the same with the bacon, spinach, and egg mixture. If using an egg mold, fill the egg molds until they are a little more than ¾ full.
Cover the opening of each mason jar with a small piece of foil. If you are using an egg dish, cover it with the enclosed lid (if oven-safe) or with foil.
Add 1.25 cups of water to the Instant Pot and place the metal coaster in the pot. Place 5-7 mason jars in the Instant Pot on the trivet. Put the lid on the pot and select the “pressure cooking” option. Set it on low pressure for 10 minutes. After the cook cycle is complete, let the pressure naturally release for 6 minutes before moving the nozzle to the vent position. Carefully remove the lid and jars from the Instant Pot and let them sit for 1-2 minutes to cool down a little. Carefully run a knife around the egg bite and gently shake the glass to loosen the egg bite from the glass. Add another ¼-½ cup of water to the bottom of the instant pot and repeat the process with the remaining glasses.
Sous Vide Egg Bites – Oven Method
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can fill the silicone egg tins and place in a large casserole dish or an oven ¼-½ filled with water. Cover the pan with foil and bake the eggs at 325 degrees for at least 40 minutes or until the eggs are set (note that you cannot use mason jars in the oven).
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