From Daryl aka Avery:
Want a great and easy breakfast, brunch or lunch idea?
I read about this "new" food combo and saw a picture and I couldn't believe it.
We all know how important Omega-3s are for us, right? Salmon, fish oil, etc. Well, I didn't know that avocados and eggs had Omega-3s. Guess I'm not keeping up with all the right information. Probably because I'm writing and not reading "fad" things. The Paleo Diet is a big fad right now, too, and eating things that are natural and not "man-made" is important. (Psst. That still won't get me to give my up sugar and an occasional glass of wine. Just saying.)
Anyway, I saw this idea for a recipe in the newspaper and then followed it up online, with PopSugar recipe. You can bake an egg in the hollow of an avocado and double-down on getting your Omega-3s. Now, I adore eggs and I adore avocados, which are in season right now. They're perfect every time I go to the store and test one. Not overripe, not bright green and underripe. Perfect.
So I tried the recipe. It tasted great, but it didn't turn as as pretty as the picture I'd seen online, so I tried it again. This time I got it right. It's all about making enough space in the avocado to hold the whole egg, not just the yolk.
I have not seen the recipe with Parmesan cheese added, but yes, I'm the Cheese Lady, so I go the extra mile, and guess what? Delicious!!!!
It's this easy:
AVOCADOS AND BAKED EGGS
Avocado, split in half and left in shell
Your favorite spice mixture (I like bouquet garni; basil, rosemary, thyme)
Parmesan cheese, if desired
Heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Scoop out about 2 full tablespoons of the avocado so the whole egg will fit in the center. (I didn't the first time - result below - and there wasn't enough egg white space) Note: EAT what you hollow out. That's the fun part!
Okay, now tuck lose little avocados into a tight pan. I didn't have one tight enough so I wrapped them in avocado and nestled them together. NOW, pour in the egg, slowly, trying to get all of it in the hollow. If yo have to, nudge the yolk to the center.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, and spices on top.
Bake the avocados in the oven for 15 minutes, until the white is completely set.
Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired.
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