I prepared a lunch today that was not only fantastic in taste, cost effective and great for the waist line. But you wouldn’t know it from the flavour or ingredients! I made two tarts using this recipe, with my own flare. This recipe works out to being only 410 calories! Even if you were to eat this 3 times a day you’d only be at 1230 calories – well under the suggested 2000 calorie diet. I was seriously impressed with this.
Enough suspense! Lunch was a puff pastry shell with bacon, cheese and tomatoes. That’s right, I said puff pastry and bacon. Those can be healthy?
Here’s the how to.
4 slices bacon
1/2 large tomato, cut into 1/4″ cubes
Puff pastry – one 1/4 of the box of Tenderflake defrosted
2 large eggs
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
3 basil leaves, shredded
Method of madness
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400˚F.
2. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface to 1/4″ thickness. Cut into 2 pieces. Roll the edges up on each piece to make a circle and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
3. While the puff pastry is cooking, trim the fat off of the bacon and cut in to 1/2″ pieces. Cook on medium heat until crispy. Drain the fat.
4. Remove the puff pastry shells from the oven, poke the centers down with a fork as they will have puffed up. Sprinkle the bacon in the center.
5. Break an egg into each shell.
6. Sprinkle the tomatoes and cheese over each of the eggs.
7. Place the shells back in the oven for 10 minutes.
8. At the end of the 10 minutes, turn your oven to broil and broil the shells for 3-5 minutes, keeping a close eye on them. When the cheese is slightly browned remove from the oven.
9. Garnish with the basil and serve!
Can you say “Yum”?