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Bacon Parmesan Popovers

 Bacon Parmesan Popovers
This recipe proves that simple ingredients oftentimes result in the best-tasting dishes. These popovers are a nice change from ordinary toast or muffins. —Donna Gaston, Coplay, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bacon strips, diced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk. Combine flour, cheese and salt;
  • add to egg mixture and mix well. Cover and let stand at room
  • temperature for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium
  • heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to
  • drain. Grease cups of a popover pan well with some of the bacon
  • drippings; set aside. Stir bacon into batter; fill prepared cups
  • two-thirds full.
  • Bake 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° (do not open oven door).
  • Bake 15 minutes longer or until deep golden brown (do not
  • underbake).
  • Run a table knife or small metal spatula around edges of cups to
  • loosen if necessary. Immediately remove popovers from pan; prick
  • with a small sharp knife to allow steam to escape. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 6 popovers.

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Bacon Parmesan Popovers (continued)

Editor's Note: You may use greased muffin tins instead of a popover pan. Fill every other cup two-thirds full with batter to avoid crowding the popovers; fill remaining cups with water. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes and 350° for 10 minutes. Yield: 9 popovers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 popover equals 151 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 221 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.