Scrolling through Pinterest I found a delicious picture of an egg baked inside an avocado. If you are not a stranger to Say The Blessing, you know I LOVE me some avos. Seriously, I could eat them everyday and I think I do. The magazines say it is good fat so don’t judge, ok?
Anyways, in my head it went like this: “Yay what a fun idea! I love eggs, I love avos, what’s not to love about this! I have some English muffins leftover from my English muffin pizzas and I could make some grits and have this awesome breakfast for dinner night. Oh and it totally looks so easy. I mean all you have to do is pour an egg into the hole where the pit was in the avocado and bake for 15 minutes. An idiot couldn’t mess that up!”
I am that idiot. Y’all that pin is not as easy as it looks. I had a difficult time getting the egg to stay in the freaking avocado (one of mine barely has any egg at all) and I let it cook too long. BUT, I will still share the recipe and I will still share my pictures because, let’s face it, food does not come out like perfect every single time. And, even though it wasn’t exactly Pinterest pretty, it was still pretty yummy to me. By the way, check out this amazing Pinterest Fail blog.
Here’s the recipe:
1 avocado, halved and pit removed
(bacon crumbles on top optional)
Preheat oven to 425. Place halved avocado (remove enough avocado to place an egg in it) in a baking pan so it can lean up on the sides. Pour the egg into the avocado. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the egg sets like you like it.
Scoop out and eat with spoon or spread it on toast (then it doesn’t matter how pretty/not pretty it is).
WHAT I WILL DO BETTER NEXT TIME:
- Take out more than enough avocado. There needs to be a lot of space for an egg and I underestimated it.
- Divide the egg yolk and whites when you are cracking it (use a ramekin to hold the egg whites) and put the yolk in first and gently pour in the whites. I would almost whisk the whites in the ramekin before I poured it in there too to break them up some because in the state it is in, if a little bit of whites pour over the side, the whole thing goes!
*After re-reading this post, I hope this doesn’t discourage you from doing this recipe. I want you to do it! I want you to let me know your tips and send your pictures in. Don’t be afraid to mess up a recipe because then you’ll never get in the kitchen. The mess sometimes even comes out better than what you intended.