Optional Tip: Use a 3 or 4” round cookie cutter to trim the egg rounds after baking.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
6 large eggs, separated
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
¼ t. garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1 large avocado, sliced
½ medium tomato, thinly sliced
12 thick-cut slices bacon, cooked crispy
oven to 325ºF and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat™
baking mats. Set aside.
the 6 egg whites to the bowl of a stand-mixer or a large mixing bowl if using a
hand mixer. Mix on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- In a
separate mixing bowl, whisk the cream cheese with 4 egg yolks and the garlic
powder. (Reserve the remaining egg yolks for another use). Season with salt and
black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
in batches, gently fold the whipped egg whites into the cream cheese mixture
with a spatula just until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Do not overwork.
- Spoon approximately
a quarter cup of the mixture on the prepared baking sheets to create 8 circles.
Gently spread the mixture into one-half inch high circles, leaving some space
between each circle. (The mounds will spread a bit while baking).
until the egg rounds become golden and fully set in the center, approximately
from the oven and trim each egg round with the cookie cutter, if desired. Place
a slice of cheddar cheese on four of the circles and return to the oven just until
the cheese is melted, approximately 2 minutes.
baking sheet from oven and top each of the rounds with cheddar with 2-3 avocado
slices, a thin slice of tomato, and one strip of bacon broken in half. Top with
the remaining egg rounds and serve immediately with 2 additional strips of
crispy bacon on the side. Enjoy!