Sunday, July 10, 2011

Breakfast #43: Scrambled Eggs with Avocado

What a lovely weekend. Yes, it was a drizzly mess. Yes, I had to work a bit, and still do (which is why this post is going to be short but, hopefully, sweet). Yes, mum has flown off for my brother’s graduation down under and I’m staying behind.

But it’s also been full of smiles, love, and special times. A rainy market morning with less people and more time to meander and chat with purveyors. More micro arugula! A pause in the rains just enough to have swim class…and some vigorous kicking finally (notwithstanding the absence of, up till now, blowing bubbles). A nap (oh yesss)! A rollicking family dinner with fantastic food (the men in my family are awesome cooks) and catching up. An impromptu hubs-and-me Sunday breakfast. A christening of dear friends’ long-awaited little one, with C standing as one of the godparents. A new word for little C (“pata” for pasta).

And, although I am far away, my baby brother is graduating film school. My heart is bursting with the joy and pride of it.

And, of course, there is always, always, breakfast :)

Scrambled Eggs with Avocado
  • A pat of butter
  • A scant teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 quarter of an avocado, peeled and cubed
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 slice of toast (preferably whole wheat or a nice grainy type)
- Beat the eggs lightly with a fork just until homogenously yellow.
- Heat the butter and oil in a non-stick skillet. When the butter has melted and the bubbles subside, pour in the egg.
- As the bottom of the egg sets, push gently with a wooden spatula towards the middle, letting the uncooked egg run underneath. Keep doing this slowly and methodically until you have very softly set curds of egg. I usually take my pan off the heat in the middle of all this to avoid overcooking the eggs. I like my eggs runny.
- When the eggs are partially set but still wet in places, add the avocado and fold gently.
- Take the pan off the heat (if you haven’t already) and pile the eggs onto the toast. Sprinkle generously with sea salt flakes and freshly cracked black pepper.

When I saw this dish in the kitchn I knew I had to try it. It is luscious, creamy on creamy, cozy made edible…perfect on a rainy morning. Perfect on any morning truth be told. So easy to whip up that I’m a touch embarrassed I went and made a recipe out if it. Really, just make the scrambled eggs the way you do best and fold the avocado in. You won’t be sorry. Unless you don’t like avocado. Then try this instead.

I hope your weekend was full of special moments! Even if there’s rain, and sometimes especially when there is, the world can be full of silver linings. And good breakfasts :)


Tangled Noodle said...

Yes, this post is short, but it is indeed packed with such sweetness, not the least of which is this deliciously simple dish. This is on the menu for our next lazy Sunday breakfast!

And as for little C, are you sure her *pata* wasn't preceded by 'crispy'? ;-)

The Weekend Gourmet said...

Little C is adorable. My boy's first word was "yum" :) and oh these eggs: can't wait for tomorrow morning.

miri leigh said...

This looks like a great Sunday morning dish!

Anh said...

why didn't I think of this? Wonderful!

Anne said...

scrambled egg and avocado is an interesting combination!

Berni said...

Hi, ChichaJo! I've been following your blog for a little while now but this is my first time posting. This recipe looks sooo good! Delicious :) Your blog is really great, congrats!

sanju said...

Hi Joey,

What do you think about using duck eggs instead? I saw some last friday at Blue Kitchen, Rockwell for P295 a dozen. Do you want to split these with me?

Mitinita said...

Never thought of this combination but I'm sure it's great!

entrepgirl said...

looks yummy! i like avocado and apparently, there are more and more recipes that could very well include the fruit. :)

ChichaJo said...

Hi Tangled Noodle! Haha! Knowing me it could have been the "crispy" one...but she was pointing right at the pasta when she said it :)

Hello Weekend Gourmet! Thank you :) Her first word was "mama" :) :) At least that's what I tell everyone!

Hi Miri! It is! Hope you try it :)

Hi Anh! It's so simple and so good!

Hi Anne! It is and it really works :)

Hi Berni! Thanks for commenting! And thanks as well for your encouraging words! :)

Hi Sanju! Ooohlala! Certainly kind sir :)

Hi Mitinita! I didn’t either until I chanced upon it online…so glad I did!

Hi Entrepgirl! Yes…there is more you can do with avocados now :) So happy as I love them too!

Spryte said...

Mmmm.... that looks like pure comfort food!

Grace In Full Measure said... and velvety!

Marvin said...

My wife makes this exact dish often, as we often have a surplus of avocados in our household. My little one also has come to love avacados as well, and he calls them "awados":)

myFudo said...

They has to be the best looking chic scramble I've ever seen, and I want some! Totally gourmet, I think I might ask the Mr. for service in bed ( breakfast in bed).. I'm off to hunt for some avocado!!!

love cooking said...

Even though it is raining, having such a warm breakfast. I am sure, a warm and lovely day is waiting for me. Although it is midnight now, I can't wait to cook my breakfast and my mouth is watering.

gabbyology said...

This looks so fluffy and creamy and delicious. Yum yum yum. I've had an avocado omelette before, but I somehow think this would be nicer.
I love the idea of a blog dedicated to breakfast! It's the best meal of the day!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Spryte! It certainly is comforting :)

Hi Grace! Truly!

Hi Marvin! Aaaaw! That is adorable! I must get some avocado ideas from you as my farmer’s basket now has them :)

Hi myFudo! Why thank you! You should definitely get the breakfast in bed service! :)

Hi love cooking! This is definitely nice and cheery on a rainy morning :)

Hi Gabbyology! I love it in this scramble, especially if the egg is really just softly set…Breakfast rocks! :)

Midge said...

I can think of only one thing that can go so perfectly with this breakfast: BACON!

Martine | said...

Tried this, and oh, my, my... heaven! We have an abundance of avocados, thanks to this week's organic vegetable delivery. We're finishing off the last two, so they'll be perfect for brekkie tomorrow!

G said...

the photo made me salivate - although i'm never really a fan of avocado apart from the shake variety. haha am i missing a lot in life? haha anyway i randomly clicked on one of your achive posts and it was nice to know that you were engaged by the sea in Zamboanga. i'm a zamboangueno and it's nice to know my place has a place in your heart as well! :)

Maria said...

Yum, great combination!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Midge! Oh yes please! :)

Hi Martine! Yes, so happy to find avocados in my basket…glad you enjoyed this too!

Hi G! It is good in lots of other ways too, although I do enjoy a good, creamy avocado shake :) Zamboanga is truly special and I hope we can visit soon again!

Hi Maria! It is! :)

The Guerilla Griller said...

I wish I'd found your blog a long time ago: I often find it difficult to get inspiration for breakfast - and this one would be great as a lunch too, or a light meal anytime.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Guerilla Griller! Hope you try's really simple but good :)

Amallia Eka said...

I just tried your recipe, perfect breakfast for sunday morning.