Egg Salad and Bacon Cups

Egg Salad and Bacon Cups
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Egg Salad and Bacon Cups
Jane Bruce
Egg Salad and Bacon Cups

I love egg salad and for this competition, I was challenged to come up with a creative way to enjoy it. Naturally, I decided to do something that looks like cupcakes (because I love cupcakes) and something that involves bacon (because... bacon). I'm quite pleased with the end result. It was easy to prepare and the end result was delicious. The wonton wrappers are almost like chips in this recipe, serving as a scoop of the egg salad, and these would make great appetizers for your next party or get together. 

20
Servings
7
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 2  Tablespoons  Hellmann's mayonnaise
  • 1  Teaspoon  course sea salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped bread and butter pickles
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  hot Hungarian paprika
  • strips of bacon
  • 20  wonton wrappers

Directions

Smash and mix the eggs, mayonnaise, pickles, salt, pepper, and paprika in a medium-sized mixing bowl until well mixed. I prefer to not break the eggs up too much because I like it chunkier, but feel free to mash to your preferred consistency. Once it is all mixed, taste and feel free to add more salt, pepper, or mayonnaise to your liking. Avoid making it too runny, though. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the bacon over low-medium heat in a large frying pan and cook to your liking (soft or crispy). Remove the bacon from the pan and coat each of the wonton wrappers in the reserved bacon grease. Place two wonton wrappers in each cup of a mini-muffin pan and bake in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the wrappers a lightly browned. Remove the wonton wrappers from the oven and plate.  

Add half a strip of the cooked bacon to each cup and fill with about a tablespoon of egg salad. Sprinkle a little paprika on top and serve!

Nutritional Facts

Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
9mg
1%
Water
3g
0%

Egg Salad Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Egg Salad Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.

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