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Bacon Blue Brunch

The Gourmet club was a wonderful time Saturday night, and due to a few too many Irish Car Bombs (recipe to be posted in a few days), I was in need of something good for the belly on Sunday morning. As I was also making it for my wife, it once again needed to be low carb. I dug into the recipe vault and found a great brunch recipe. Yes. Brunch. It was too late to call it breakfast (note the multiple Irish Car Bombs). It contained the prerequisite eggs and bacon and few other key ingredients.

Blue cheese. You either love it or hate it. I am one who loves it. On a cheese tray, I must have a wedge. No one else in my immediate family will typically touch it there, so I know I have it all to myself. Favorite salad dressing? Blue Cheese. Not that stuff that is creamy blue cheese. It must have chunks of the stuff in it.

The savory bacon, the sharpness of the cheese and the wholesome goodness of the eggs needed two more flavors for the palate: sweetness and tartness. Granny Smith apples are the perfect ingredient to bring forth those flavors.

Any good weekend morning starts with bacon on the griddle.

I had some center cut bacon, and while it was cooking I ground some fresh black pepper on each slice. I know you can buy it already peppered, but freshly ground is so easy and adds the best flavor.

I diverged from the recipe below as I wanted to only worry about cleaning one item, so when the bacon was finished the apples went right down on a little of the bacon grease. (I never said this was good for you!) Make sure your slices are very thin. What you see above is less than 1/2 of an apple. Let the apples get a little brown on each side before you remove them.

The finished product before I covered it with the top flap of eggs. So much to love.

Apple, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Omelet

Ingredients:

  • 3 slices bacon (I used two and it was plenty)
  • ¼ Granny Smith or other crisp tart apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ounce crumbled blue cheese

Directions:

Start the bacon cooking in the microwave-if you don’t own a microwave bacon rack, a glass pie plate will work just fine.

While the bacon’s cooking, melt 1 teaspoon of butter in your omelet pan over medium-high heat. Add the apples, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until they’re slightly golden. Remove the apple slices and keep them on hand.

Melt the remaining butter in the skillet, slosh it about. Add the eggs and cook until the eggs are no longer shinny (pull up the edges of the eggs letting them run underneath until the egg is cooked through). Arrange the fried apples on half the omelet, top with the blue cheese, cover the pan and turn the burner to low.

Go back to the bacon. Crumble it over the now melted blue cheese. Fold and serve.

Source: Low Carbies Blog

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Categories: Breakfast, Cheese, Eggs, Fruit, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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25 Comments on “Bacon Blue Brunch”

  1. March 8, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    This sounds terrific, and I’m looking forward to the Irish Car Bomb recipe.

    • March 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      I’ve got it served up for next week. I’m trying to get the dessert recipe to post with the Irish drinks.

      • March 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

        Okaaay…but it better be good, since we have to wait.

  2. March 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    What a way to start your day. I love blue cheese as well.

  3. March 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Bleu Cheese and Bacon! I’m there!

  4. Sarah Howells (GF Blogger)
    March 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    I never thought of bacon, apple and blue cheese as a combination but this sounds delicious!

  5. March 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    I love the idea of apples in the omelet. I’m always trying to slip apples in to recipes where they wouldn’t be expected. But I never thought of an omelet. They’re great in homemade chunky turkey salad, tuna salad and curry dishes too.

  6. March 17, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    This sounds SO yummy! I’m going to have to try it.

  7. March 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    farkin magic. truly beautiful. i could go on…

  8. March 20, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    Good call on the apple blue cheese bacon combo! Yum :)

  9. March 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    interesting with the apples i will have to try that and reblog it as well. thanks

  10. March 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on Boyles Gym and commented:
    Great for a pre workout meal try using eggbeaters and turkey bacon to reduce the calories.

  11. March 28, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    I have often thought about adding apple to my omelet.

  12. March 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Cannot WAIT to try this! :)

  13. March 29, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    Um, YUM! I’m on the Dukan diet and minus the apples this sounds divine!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  14. April 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Looks amazing! I will have to try this & may I repost the recipe for my Sunday Brunch section?

  15. April 5, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    I tried apple in my omelet. I sliced it thin strips. Tasted like I used sweet onion in my omelet.

  16. April 6, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    The apples are a nice sweet balance to the salty bacon and cheese. Good idea!

  17. okiestew
    April 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    I, too, have to reblog this!

  18. okiestew
    April 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Reblogged this on Okie Stew and commented:
    This sounds devine:)

  19. October 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Hi Pat!
    Thanks for sharing such sumptuous recipes….I an my husband love bacon just anyway…I’m gonna surprise my husband this weekend trying this omelette…. :)

    Sayori

  20. December 9, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this web page and reading the views of all colleagues regarding this piece of writing, while I am also keen of getting experience.

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