Friday, July 20, 2012

Breakfast #60: Baked Egg in Avocado

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Hi All!  How has your week been?  Good I hope.  And, if it’s not going exactly as you wished, less than stellar so to speak, well come sit by me and let me practice my amateur gin tonic mixing on you.  I’m getting pretty good, if I do say so myself, but I need guinea pigs. 

Things are going as usual over in my corner of this dusty, but loveable, city.  Work, work, and more work.  If there really is no rest for the wicked then I must be a whole troop of witches’ worth of it!  Fortunately, I have a husband who knows the value of a homemade decaf latte to someone working the night shift, who makes a mean sinigang (that type that actually makes you wish for ominous weather), and, most importantly, who knows what it means to be a team player.  Go team!

But, anyway.  Enough of work.  The weekend is upon us and it's time to boogie!  If you had an absolute brilliant week, then I salute you.  If not, then here are some things that made me smile…perhaps they’ll work for you as well.  If not, there’s an empty space on my sofa for a potential gin tonic tester ;)

**  This is calling my name.  I can feel the sea breeze already.

**  Another blogger based out of the Philippines (for the moment).  I love reading Lindsay’s perspective of life on the islands…as well the delicious dishes she posts. 

**  I am SO making some version of this soon soon soon.  

**  This hit home.  Enjoy life’s strawberries! 

**  A surprise gift of luscious possibilities...

**  My little one will be moving out of her crib soon and this is where she will soon be resting her “big girl” bottom :) 

**  It’s high time I make my own ketchup.

**  Do I need another pot?  If it looks like this I do.  

**  Pure genius

**  Did I ever mention that gold is one of my favorite colors?  This is going into my dream home office.  

I won’t leave you without a little recipe though.  I say “little” because this is not much of a recipe.  It does, however, make for a fortifying, and reaching towards virtuous, breakfast.  First, I saw this on theKitchen, and then my organic veggie farmer had avocados in my basket.  I decided not to stand in the way of fate.
This is all you need to do:
- Cut an avocado in half.  Discard the seed and keep the other half (I mash the extra half with milk and sugar and later have it for dessert).
- Crack a medium egg in a bowl and compare the egg volume to the hole in the avocado that the seed has left.  You may need to hollow it out some more.  Or you could use less of the egg whites, which is what I did.
- Put whatever you want on top of the egg.  I sprinkled salt over the yolk, topped the whole thing with grated cheddar, dusted the cheese with cumin, and cracked black pepper over the lot.
- Place the avocado on a parchment lined pan (I wasn’t picky…I used an old cake tin) and into a pre-heated 200C oven.  Bake until the eggs are done to your liking.

I hope you enjoy these links as much as my first batch.  These will definitely make a regular appearance here.  So shake those work-week doldrums off and have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks and sounds really good! I've never had cooked avocado...

Cheers,

Rosa

Redd H from Salted Spoon said...

Oooh this looks really great! Definitely a must try.

I really should make my own ketchup too. Especially since I use it in my homemade barbecue sauce!

Genskie said...

Never tried that before but it surely do looks yummy

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

I´m so intrigued about eating hot avocado! It looks yummy. The green house and freezing herbs from your list made up for my crappy week! Have a good weekend!

Gio of The Hungry Giant said...

I've never tried avocado warm before. This is intriguing, also because it takes "eating carbs on carbs" to a whole new appetizing level. :D

jennelyn@neuewebstudio.com said...

nyc!! looks yummy =3

ChichaJo said...

Hi Rosa! Thanks! It is actually quite good :)

Hi Redd! Homemade barbecue sauce! Another thing to go on my to-do list! :)

Hi Genskie! It is yummy :) And pretty simple to make!

Hi Paula! It's actually quite good...like a hot custard, and with the egg even better :) Glad you liked the list!

Hi Gio! I've also tried it in scrambled eggs (and posted about it too), also yummy :) taking "carbs on carbs" to the next level is one of my missions in life ;)

Thanks Jennelyn :)

Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings said...

absolutely genius! Love the idea! This is the sort of thing that makes me wonder, "now why didn't I think of this myself?"

Shalum said...

Oooh! Creamy breakfast :) Great idea, thanks!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Jen! That's what I thought when I first spotted this! :)

Hi Shalum! Yes quite creamy! I've also made scrambled eggs with chunks of avocado...also yummy! :)

Bee said...

This is brilliant Joey! You're a genius. :)

Meeta K. Wolff said...

what an awesome idea Joey! Just wondering if avocado tastes good warm. Never actually tried it. But that will change once I get this in the oven!

FoodPorn said...

This looks amazing and it's so simple! Will definitely be trying it out. The simple recipes are best in the morning, especially if one hasn't had their coffee yet.

Midge said...

Maayong Buntag from Iloilo, Joey! Love what you did with the avocado - it looks deliciously rich and satisfying!

Daphne said...

Found out about your blog because Emma Roberts tweeted about it. Cool!

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Elements of Cuisine said...

I'm not one to try different things for breakfast, but I must say this sounds great!

ChichaJo said...

Thanks Bee! :) But I owe it all to theKitchen, which is a treasure trove of good ideas :)

Hi Meeta! I've actually cooked avocados in scrambled eggs, and had them with warm pasta, so I already knew I'd like this :)

Hi FoodPorn! I agree -- simple recipes are great for first thing in the morning!

Hi Midge! Hello! Hope you are ahving a great time in Iloilo! :)

Hi Daphne! You made my weekend!! I'm so flattered! :)

Hi Elements of Cuisine! I am always up for trying a new breakfast dish :)

Paz said...

I like the sound and looks of this! Yum!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Paz! That's what I thought to when I first came upon it! :)

Heather @ WhineCountryLiving said...

This is so clever! I am totally trying this on a busy school morning for sure.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Heather! Hope you like it! :)

Megan Wille said...

This actually sounds really tasty! I'm surprised that the avocado doesn't turn brown. I'm definitely going to have to pick up a couple and try this out :) Thanks for the recipe.

Stopping by to say hi from Megz Messy Mealz :)

ChichaJo said...

Hi Megan! Yes, the avocado stays this color, which is nice :) Hope you enjoy this!

Molly Monkeys said...

avocado. cheese. egg. all in one dish - am I in haven or what?!!!! ;)

Laura said...

I am SO making this for my kids! Awesome!

Chris Juricich said...

Well--it was...interesting. Biggest difficulty was removing enough egg white to fit it into the avocado 'hole'. Had to slice off the bottom of the avocado (cooked in its skin) so it would sit up straight and flat...which one of them managed, except that the particular tin is thin and flimsy and 'popped' askew, dumping half the egg contents out of the avocado at one point.

I wouldn't suggest this for guests, but the only way to scoop up spilled egg white on a cutting surface effectively is to...slurp it up into your mouth. I then found that doling it out through my lips into the hole allowed the greatest control to prevent over spilling. One chef's secret discovered on the spot, but like I said, it was just for my wife and I, so don't be too disgusted. We have shared mouthing fluids before.

Overall, while a commendable notion, neither of us were overly impressed with the results. Perhaps a contrasting crunch of breadcrumbs sprinkled on top might have made it more interesting, but...meh. I did like all the references and URL links in the rest of the post, though!