Introduction: Mini Bacon Cups
Want a creative way to make bacon? How about making it into a mini cup you can fill with eggs, hashbrowns, or any other filling you could think of to go with bacon? Simple, easy, and perfect for a brunch or breakfast party... or any other meal you want some bacon yummyness in.
It's also insanely easy to do to create a beautiful "wow" factor for any gathering.
Step 1: What You Need
Just two very simple things:
Bacon (obviously). I think thinner probably works better for this, because it will crisp up nicely.
A Muffin Tin. NOT A MINI ONE. Bacon naturally shrinks as some of it's fat gets melted and cooked out, and so if you use a regular size tin, your bacon cups will shrink to mini size.
Step 2: Starting Your Cup
Start by putting your first piece of bacon in a cup. Lay the first one directly accross so that it will support your next pieces. You'll have to trim each piece individually to fit the cup right. A slight quarter inch overlap is good. (Remeber, they shrink!)
Step 3: Finishing Your Layering
Put more bacon in to line the cup. I only needed two more pieces. Make sure there are no holes in your design. (Chances are you will get a few holes during cooking, but making sure you don't have any before putting the bacon in the oven will hopefully cut down on the size and the amount of the gaps in your bacon.)
Step 4: Bake the Bacon!
Place your bacon into a 400 degree fahrenheit oven, for 15 minutes or until cooked to your likeing. Remove from the mold (there might be a little sticking, but not too much) and drain the fat off.
Step 5: Done!
You now have some cute little bacon cups to fill with whatever youd desire! Enjoy!