Turn up the volume on traditional popovers by adding Gruyère cheese and bacon!
- 4 thick slices of bacon
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup Gruyère cheese (grated)
Step 1 Preheat oven to 375°F and position a rack in the lower third. Put your second rack below this one, or at the top, to give the popovers a little room. Place the popover pan on the rack to preheat as well.
Step 2 Cook the bacon until crispy, either in the microwave or on the stovetop. Chop into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside.
Step 3 Microwave the milk in a microwave-safe bowl for about a minute or until the temperature reaches 115-120°F.
Step 4 In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, chives, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the flour until the batter is combined, maybe a little lumpy.
Step 5 Remove the popover pan from the oven and spray with cooking spray. Add 1/3 cup of the mixture to each cup, about halfway up or until equally distributed. Top each cup with bacon and Gruyère cheese.
Step 6 Bake until the popovers are puffed up and golden brown, about 40 minutes. Be careful not to open the door while baking or they may fall.
Step 7 Remove from oven, top with more cheese if desired, and let cool about 5 minutes on a wire rack before serving.
If you don’t have a popover pan, you can use tall ramekins instead.