Tuesday, February 7, 2017

An Easy Way to Make Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites At Home

I suffer from a pretty intense addiction to Starbucks. I make coffee at home quite a bit, but nothing beats what they make at an actual Starbucks store. And now, they have these new sous vide egg bites.  Egg white and red pepper, or bacon and Gruyere. I go for the red pepper version:

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If you haven't tried this quick and healthy breakfast or snack option from Starbucks yet, you probably should...if you can get your hands on it. Word on the street is that Starbucks' supply is not meeting the demand for these little treats. My local store hasn't had any for a few days now. So I did what any girl would do.

I tried to make Starbucks sous vide egg bites at home:

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Here's the thing, actual sous vide cooking can take a bit of time. You have to heat water to a desirable temperature, keep it there, then submerge your food (which is in a plastic bag) for the time it takes to cook it. There are special sous vide machines, or you can use a cooking thermometer in conjunction with your favorite pot. 

In theory, it's a relatively easy and effective way to cook food. But easy and effective do not always mean practical. And for me, it's not practical to cook this way. So decided to take the flavor and ingredients in Starbucks' egg white and red pepper egg bites and make them my way. 

You know, like egg cups. 
Because it doesn't get much easier than making egg cups in the oven.

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Starbucks sous vide egg white and red pepper egg bites have spinach, green onions and Monterey Jack cheese in them. Plus, obviously, red peppers and egg whites.

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I wanted this to be quick and easy, and I didn't want to waste egg yolks, so I bought a carton of  Eggland's Best egg whites. I chopped up the spinach, green onions and red peppers—literally all the prep I had to do. (Well, I sprayed the pan with non-stick cooking spray...two seconds of additional prep.)

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I got about nine egg cups from one carton of egg whites, so I opened a second carton to finish off the pan. (Fill each cup halfway.) And then I put a pinch of each of the other ingredients in every cup. There's no need to measure.

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Bake the pan at 350F for about 20 minutes.
Pop out the cups when they're done and let them cool. 

You can store them in an airtight container in the 'fridge, or you can divide them up in snack bags for easy grab-and-go breakfasts and snacks.

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Here's the full recipe:

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Source: Inspired by Starbucks Sous Vida Egg Bites

• (1) Carton of egg whites
• 1 Cup of Monterey Jack cheese
• 1 Cup of spinach
• 1/2 Cup of green onions
• 1 red pepper
• Non-stick cooking spray

1) Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray your cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray (even if it's a non-stick pan...trust me).

2) Shred the cheese, chop the rest of the ingredients. 

3) Fill each cup halfway with egg whites. Distribute the rest of the ingredients evenly among each of the cups. 

4) Place in the oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven when done, and shake the egg cups out of the pan to cool. 

5) Store in an airtight container in the 'fridge, or divide among snack bags.

Easy, right? 

You can also totally adapt this. If you haven't discovered egg cups yet, now is the time. You'll find a million different recipes on Pinterest, and I bet you can even come up with one on your own. They're so simple to make. 

But if you're crunched for time, I highly suggest you visit Starbucks and try the sous vide egg bites. And a coffee because #coffee. 

Question: Have you tried the egg bites from Starbucks yet? Do you like them? Have you ever used the sous vide cooking method? Did it work?

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