Popover + Fried Egg
Updated: Jan 21
Popovers are like a mix between a bread roll and a souffle. They are a little lighter than just a bread roll and rise kind of like a soufflé. Yum!
They usually do not have a fried egg on top and are served just like a bread roll. The fried egg was a nice surprise in this Best Recipes Videos YouTube video, so I wanted to try it. In the video the popover is also wrapped in bacon. So breakfast/brunch all in one item!
Sunday, December 8, 2019, Attempt #1:
In the video, they cooked the bacon and then lined their popover pan with bacon grease. I didn't have a popover pan. I just used a muffin pan and sprayed it with cooking spray.
Ingredients (for full recipe as in the video):
For the popover batter: - ¾ cup of flour, 1 teaspoon salt, ¾ cup whole milk, 3 eggs
- Additional egg to cook on top of each popover.
- Bacon to wrap the around the popover
I just made 1/3 of the recipe and I didn't have whole milk; I used 2% milk.
What I used:
- 1/4 cup of flour, a tiny bit of salt, 1/4 cup 2% milk, 1 egg, cooking spray
I preheat the oven to 400 degrees. I whisked the batter in the bowl and poured some into the muffin compartments. I also put some bacon in the empty muffin compartments to cook it. I baked them for about 10 min.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! How good does this look? I was worried they weren't going to rise. Haha. :) But they did what they were supposed to do. They rise and then they deflate a little.
Then I added a whole egg on top of one and put it back in the 400-degree oven for ~8 min. See photos below. It all came together! Yum! Nice fried egg yolk-y goodness over the popover (last photo). My bacon pieces shrunk and I couldn't wrap them around the popover. It didn't matter; I just put them underneath.
It's a really easy and fancy looking recipe -- w/ or w/o the egg. It only takes 4 ingredients and about 20 min. all together (prep and cooking) without the egg (& maybe 25-30 min. with / the egg.)
Give it a try! We are good at this!