Eggland's Best's Foodbuzz Web page, and that was that.
Three months later, the email said that I won the Grand Prize from Eggland's Best! I've finally been given the green light to announce this, since it's now posted. What did I win? I'll tell you, after I share with you another egg recipe that I made with-- what else-- Eggland's Eggs. I was inspired to make this while channel surfing, and I caught a Food Network show that I rarely watch (not enough time in the day). The show is called "Cooking for Real" and I decided to improvise a bit. 'Nuff said, let me just show you:
Candied Bacon. My family is very happy (and greedy) when I make this. If you've never tried this technique, you will thank me if you do. The saltiness of the bacon, with a brown sugar glaze coating... even I-- the not-so-wild-about-bacon-person has a hard time resisting these. It takes about 25 minutes to make these, so I started these in the oven, first. Once they were finished, I let them cool a bit, and chopped them...
Shrinkage! These are ready for the next step...
I decided to top the eggs with the chopped candied bacon. Then,
Top the eggs with grated cheese. I used what I had in the fridge, but you could use Provolone. Broil both until cheese melts, about 1 minute. If using the Prosciutto, put that on the very top so it can broil along with the cheese. As for us-- I made extra candied bacon.
Breakfast is ready!
The yolks are cooked exactly as we like them! The potatoes were perfect for soaking the beautiful yolks. The sweet & salt of the bacon was perfect.
VERDICT: Awesome! I'm so glad that I made the candied bacon. The Prosciutto and maple syrup combo sounds good, but I'm sold on the bacon bits. In fact, the next day, I squeezed the water out of the leftover shredded Yukon Gold's from the fridge and...
...here it is in a ramekin. You can view the original recipe here.
So, what did I win? We'll start with one year's worth of Eggland's Best Eggs. Thanks! Drumroll...
I also won a $500.00 gift certificate at any spa of my choice! You cannot understand just how much I appreciate this prize. You see, I am a (retired) licensed esthetician who owned a facial business and worked at spas for 15 years! For once, I get to be the Princess and I get to be pampered! After the wild week at work, since our students will graduate this Friday, I will be more than ready to spend a day in a massage room, with a nice manicure and pedicure. Wow!
The printed recipes are at the bottom of this post. I might be scarce for most of this week, but I'll do my best to share more recipes. I'm behind in visiting my blogger friends, but I'll catch up! I miss y'all!
A very happy,