Blonde espresso, Frappuccino’s, and caramel macchiatos. Can you guess what chain were talking about? That’s right, Starbucks. These drinks have ruled the menu of the coffee giant for years. Despite the success of these drinks, their breakfast options have expanded into many different options, even including sous vide egg bites. This is probably the biggest PR boost for sous vide in its history of being available to the general public. Starbucks’ endorsement of this technology is a great sign. Plus, if you’ve had them, you’ll know they’re delicious. If you haven’t, then you’re going to want to try them at Starbucks, and soon after you’ll be making your own sous vide egg bites.
So, how do they make these sous vide egg bites? Well, a mixture of eggs, cheese, and milk are blended together and poured into small glass jars. The jars are placed in the water bath heated by the AnchorChef and that’s pretty much it. The cheese used in the Starbucks sous vide egg bites is cottage, but at home you can use whatever you like. You can even place them under a broiler to crisp up the top, but by no means is that necessary. Sous vide egg bites are perfect for a brunch party, when you’re on the go, or just to eat for breakfast because you love them.
Now let’s talk about toppings. Bacon, tomatoes, basil, ham, mushroom, onion- literally whatever you want. The ease and customization of this recipe is what makes it so great and why I think it became a hit at Starbucks. There’s no way you can mess it up when you’re using a sous vide machine too. What’s not to love about these sous vide egg bites?!
- 6 eggs
- 12 oz cheese of your choice
- 6 ounces of dairy (either milk, cottage cheese, or cream cheese…starbucks uses cottage cheese)
- ¼ tsp salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 1/3 cup of toppings of choice
- Fill a pot or plastic container with water
- Preheat to 170F
- Attach AnchorChef to container or pot.
- Place eggs, cheese, and dairy option in blender.
- Blend till smooth.
- Pour equal amount of mixture into 6 small, buttered mason jars or 6 holes of a buttered cupcake pan.
- Place desired toppings in each jar of egg mixture
- Seal jars with lids and place in water bath for 1 hour.
- Remove from water bath, let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!