Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Avocado with baked eggs, #recipe from @DarylWoodGerber

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:



(SERVES 1 or 2)

Avocado, split in half and left in shell
2 eggs
Salt, pepper
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 foil 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.

Serve hot.


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  1. I had never thought about combining avocados and eggs together, but it looks good!

  2. What a wonderful idea. Serve it with Cleo's watermelon/bacon wraps and really have fun!

    You don't need to apologize for the wine. It's good for you, remember?

    You might want to check this sentence--
    " so I wrapped them in avocado and nestled them together"
    I bet you meant you wrapped them in aluminum foil.

    1. By the way
      I am very jealous of people who can buy good avocados. I have very little luck in this department. They are rocks and then they are rotten. They seem right and I cut them open to find they are mostly yucky brown.
      I need an avocado fairy to go shopping with me!

    2. Libby, good catch. I'll revise when I'm at my computer!!


  3. I've seen this on Pinterest. Good to know that it actually tastes good. I had my doubts!

  4. This sounds very good! I'll have to try it someday.

  5. Super recipe, Daryl. I will definitely try that.

    Thanks for another winner.



  6. Yum! I've had avocados with scrambled eggs, so this sounds absolutely delicious - guess I'll be picking up some avocados once school is out!

  7. Sounds delicious. I've had avocados with my scrambled eggs, but I never thought to bake them together - guess I know what I'll be picking up after school lets out!