This is a great breakfast, especially on the weekend. You fry bacon on a skillet, then after the bacon is crispy, fry eggs in the bacon grease. Garnish your plate with toast or fruit.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from the pan, and set on paper towels to drain. Crack the eggs into the pan with the bacon grease so that they are about 1 inch apart. Season with salt and pepper. When the eggs look firm, flip them over, and cook on the other side to your desired doneness. Transfer to a plate and serve with bacon.

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Nutrition Facts

328 calories; 12.8 g protein; 0.8 g carbohydrates; 224.1 mg cholesterol; 536.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
This is how I grew up, learning to make scrambled eggs from Grandma. She always kept a container of bacon grease in her fridge that she used for various dishes, in particular scrambled eggs. She also made hers in her cast iron skillet, which I also do as well. I don't make this all the time but when I'm looking for comfort food or a bite of a memory, this is one of my go-to foods. I serve it with sausage or bacon, home fries and buttered toast. My kids and husband love this recipe just as much as I do. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2010
too greasy. Read More
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93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
This is how I grew up, learning to make scrambled eggs from Grandma. She always kept a container of bacon grease in her fridge that she used for various dishes, in particular scrambled eggs. She also made hers in her cast iron skillet, which I also do as well. I don't make this all the time but when I'm looking for comfort food or a bite of a memory, this is one of my go-to foods. I serve it with sausage or bacon, home fries and buttered toast. My kids and husband love this recipe just as much as I do. Read More
(97)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
This is how I grew up, learning to make scrambled eggs from Grandma. She always kept a container of bacon grease in her fridge that she used for various dishes, in particular scrambled eggs. She also made hers in her cast iron skillet, which I also do as well. I don't make this all the time but when I'm looking for comfort food or a bite of a memory, this is one of my go-to foods. I serve it with sausage or bacon, home fries and buttered toast. My kids and husband love this recipe just as much as I do. Read More
(97)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2011
Well, you only live once...that being said I decided since I was frying bacon anyway I'd give this a try. I only used a bit of bacon grease to fry the eggs as I didn't want them necessarily "floating" in grease. Overall they were very good. Not, something I'd do on a regular basis because I'm not looking to have a "heart attack" or cause my husband to have one either. And while I was on a bacon grease kick I decided to go ahead and pair this with "Dad's Kentucky Home Fries" from this site. I think the only healthy on our plates was the whole grain toast! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2008
Growing up whenever we had bacon and eggs the eggs were fried in the bacon grease. No butter no margarine no oil. Bacon grease. In fact my parents always kept a container of leftover grease in the fridge (cool the grease a little in the pan and pour it into a lidded heat-resistant container) and my siblings and I keep containers of it in our fridges. Bacon grease adds awesome flavour to so many fried things from mushrooms to pancakes.:) Yeah it's not so great for you but sometimes you just gotta go for taste! Thanks for the post Kirbert70! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2006
The best way to fry eggs! My grandma lived to be nearly 100 years old and she ate eggs cooked this way all the time so they can't be all bad:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
I don't have to worry about fitting into my jeans. And if I ever have a heart attack it'll probably be from stress. So when I get in the rare mood to have a fried egg... this is the ONLY WAY to do it up in bacon grease! You might as well enjoy it once in awhile since nothing quite compares to the flavor... not even butter. Love this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2005
My husband makes bacon and eggs this way. He doesn't want to linger around with cancer someday just wants to go quickly with a heart attack. We salt and pepper the eggs add buttered toast and we are set for breakfast! We do this as a treat about once a month. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
My mother taught me to cook them this way many years ago. Another way is to baste the eggs with the grease instead of turning the egg. That usually makes the yolk more runny so you can mop up the yolk with white bread toasted and buttered. Counteract the cholesterol with a half of grapefruit sectioned and sugared. Delish. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2008
Yum! Reminds me of my dad. It was the only thing he could cook. When mom wasn't home you knew this is what you would eat. It didn't matter what time of day or night it was. I try & get most of the grease off with a paper towel. I also only use pepper. A good applewood smoked bacon adds the salt. I also fry extra bacon to use later in broccoli salad or potato soup. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
This is the best way to cook a Sunday morning breakfast along with my paprika-onion-garlic home fries done in the remaining bacon fat. Mmm-Mmm! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2010
too greasy. Read More
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