Eggs Baked In Avocado Boats

April 25, 2014

Eggs Baked In Avocado Boats

I first saw this concept on Pinterest a couple of months ago. Since then I haven’t been able to get the image of a baked egg in an avocado boat out of my mind.
Are you big fan of Pinterest? I certainly am. It’s like the greatest place ever on the internet to find inspiration. Although it’s undeniably ruled by women.
According to my friend Denise, girls like Pinterest because they’re so desperate to get away from Facebook.
She says that for girls Facebook isn’t so much of a social network, it’s more of a tool you use to show how much further ahead in life than your friends.
Such as posting when you get a new job, complaining about how stressed you are about your job, taking pictures of your engagement ring, showing that your lunch consists of only 2 lettuce leaves and a dry tomato, posting pictures your mom took of you giving birth (which I’ve just found out you’re not supposed to comment, ever) and posting 400 pictures of that one time you went out in the last four months.
Not the guys are any better; the only reason we use Facebook is to repost things we’ve found on Reddit so that we can look witty, smart and generally badass. Or ranting about sports/politics.
That’s pretty much it.

Eggs Baked In Avocado Boats
ut Pinterest is different. On Pinterest you get to design your own dream apt (which it is basically a copy from Anthropologie), you get to pin things you can’t afford (Maserati anyone?) and repin tons of cool stuff (such as pictures of food, books, fashion, etc.)
Personally I like to randomly browse on Pinterest.
Jumping from one pin to another, ending up on boards of people that live on the other side of the world.
Often - out of nowhere - something super awesome comes up on Pinterest.
I’m like, wait, WHAT? This is freaking genius. I so have to make this.
Like the eggs baked in avocado boats.
A two ingredient recipe; it really doesn’t get any simpler.
This is perfect for breakfast, like really perfect.
You can top it with all things you love, such chopped scallions, crispy bacon, or Sriracha.
Yeah, you should definitely slather it with Sriracha...then we can talk.

Eggs Baked In Avocado Boats
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Ingredients
Serves 2

1 avocado
2 free-range organic eggs
Ground black pepper
Fine grain sea salt
Chopped parsley to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Halve the avocado and scoop out enough meat to fit the raw egg, but leave as much as possible.
Using two bowls, separate the egg yolk from the whites.
Place the avocado halves on two ramekins, they hold them stable and make them easy to bake.
Fill the avocado halves with the yolk first, then add the right amount of the white to prevent it from overflowing.
Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, then bake for 15 minutes or 20 minutes if you don't want a runny yolk.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve!

Nutrition facts

One avocado half yields 231 calories, 20 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs and 8 grams of protein.

20 comments :

  1. I so want to try this!

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  2. Hahaha! I love your comparisons of men and women. I have a personal FB page, but I never post on it. I'm definitely more of a Pinterest girl! This is such a clever idea! I bet the avocado really pairs well with the egg. I might throw a little cheese on it too. :-)

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    1. Adding cheese is a smart move my friend, a really smart move!

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  3. Brilliant, absolutely GENIUS!

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    1. Thank you Ashley, but I have to be honest here I've just copied what I saw on Pinterest

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  4. Hahahahaha Mike, loving your writing. Hysterical!
    Thank you for this, I really needed it.

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  5. This is my kind of food, love the way this looks. Interesting comments about facebook and pinterest, probably very accurate.

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  6. Some chunky salsa with a bit of heat from a few jalapeño's and you've got a meal. Also I swear pinterest is all recipes, that's where my girlfriend gets all her new crazy cooking ideas.

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    1. I think that adding salsa and a couple of jalapenos is pretty brilliant!

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  7. Mike, I couldn't agree more with your Facebook and Pinterest commentary! My wife loves some Facebook every night...but what is she doing? Watching movies of dogs jumping on trampolines that someone shared. Really? Leave me to my ESPN.com anyday! Great job on this post, too!

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  8. I'm happy I came across your website and loved your analogy of Facebook (So true!)! And browsing on pinterest? So addicting! I am intrigued to try these eggs baked in an avocado boats - sounds delicious! Pinned ;)

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  9. I've been wanting to give this a whirl for a while - slathered with sriracha sounds perfect!

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    1. You should definitely try Kari, it's pretty darn good!

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  10. Hahaha you are so right about FB and Pinterest! The more and more I'm around FB, the more and more I feel like it's a complete waste of time. Love how you can really curate your own content on Pinterest. And I totally made these eggs baked in avocado a while back! Never posted them bc my photos came out like poop. After baking I covered them in a corn black bean salsa and it was a pretty kick-butt breakfast!

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    1. Too bad for the pictures man, sounds like you made yourself some serious bk back then!

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  11. Man, I have got to have me some of that! I too have been seeing many pictures of this concept over the past years and for some reason, I've yet to give it a try.

    You just convinced me, my friend. This will be happening in this kitchen in a VERY near future!

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  12. I think I will top ours with bacon, goat cheese, and pico!

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