Are you a newbie to sous vide cooking? If so, that means you’ve got a lot of experimenting ahead of you. Maybe you’ve tried cooking meat, which turned out great, so you’d like to try something new.
If you’re not sure where to go from here, you’re not alone. Many people don’t even know what kinds of foods they can prepare using this cooking technique.
So, here’s a suggestion. Why don’t you try to make sous vide egg bites?
I’ll walk you through what this little treat is and how you can make it.
What Are Sous Vide Egg Bites?
Sous vide egg bites are delicious and easy-to-prepare snacks. You may have stumbled upon them in Starbucks since this coffee shop’s version of the egg soufflé is quite popular.
Sous vide egg bites are a very healthy breakfast full of proteins. They’re easily combined with cheese, bacon, and other treats that make them even yummier. And, depending on what you add, they can also be gluten-free and low-carb, which means they’re suitable for just about anyone.
Many people try to copy the recipe (or even experiment and make up their own) using the sous vide cooking technique. It’s probably the only way to make the egg bites come out evenly cooked – both outside and in the middle.
All in all, you don’t need more than a few large eggs, some shredded cheese, and milk to make these little bites on your own.
Best Jars for Sous Vide Egg Bites
Since you won’t be placing the eggs directly into the water, you’ll need small containers to cook them. According to egg-bite experts who’ve already made this snack many times, Mason jars are a safe bet. The mini-sized ones will work just fine. Not only are four ounces just right for sous vide egg bites, but the jars are also affordable, and you can buy them almost anywhere.
Here are three tips that will help you make a fantastic treat:
1. Remember to oil the inside of the jars before you fill them. That way, the egg mixture won’t stick to the jar, and you’ll be able to get it out quickly.
2. Fill only about ¾ of the jar before you place it in the water. The mixture will increase in size while boiling and slowly fill the jar.
3. Around 35 minutes will do when you’re cooking sous vide egg bites without any additions. If you opt for some bacon, vegetables, or cheese, make sure you cook them for about 10 minutes longer.
Can You Freeze Sous Vide Egg Bites?
Yes, absolutely. You can freeze the egg bites you’ve made using the sous vide technique and reheat them when you want to enjoy them again. Just make sure you use the same temperature you previously used for cooking.
And not only can you freeze the egg bites, but you can also freeze the mixture and cook them some other time. In fact, some people use that as an alternative way to prepare sous vide egg bites.
They even avoid the jars by pouring the mixture into the paper cupcake molds and placing them into a cupcake pan. When the mix is frozen, they pop it out and put it in an airtight bag they later use for sous vide cooking.
Sous vide egg bites are a simple and healthy meal that you can prepare in less than an hour. And even if you don’t have sous vide equipment, you can improvise with other pots and still use the same technique. So, all that’s left to do is experiment with additions and create your own recipes that everyone around you will love.