Sunday Brunch

How to make the best meal of the week even better.

Sunday Brunch: Eggs in Bacon Baskets

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Eggs wrapped in bacon: the concept is incredibly sound. And with only a few additional ingredients, you can add a lot of dimension to this simple fun brunch dish.

Try a few sautéed onions and peppers or a spoonful of creamy soft leeks; it's really about what you have on hand or what you're in the mood for. Personally, I like to use this technique for the egg portion of huevos rancheros as well.

Microwaving the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate is the easiest way to render out some of the fat before baking. But you could also gently cook the bacon in a skillet—just make sure to not cook it too long.

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About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass. Find more information at sydneyoland.com (or read eatingnosetotail.com)

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