UPC’s Avocado Baked Eggs
On the heels of giving an “Epic-Fail” grade in my The Egg Project post yesterday, I’m heading back to eggs today. The truth is, despite my dissatisfaction with the eggs I graded for yesterday’s post; I always keep several cartons of my favorite Ameruacana Eggs from Pete and Gerry’s around. So whenever I need to turn to a top-quality egg, I never have to look far. There are some pale-green heirloom eggs waiting for me in the fridge at nearly all times (to be honest, I do run out from time to time…).
So heading back to an egg meal this morning was no trouble for me at all. I suspected that I would be using the Pete and Gerry’s for today’s meal as soon as I cracked the egg for yesterday’s post. And it was confirmed for me once I’d tasted the egg.
Hot Avocados are a touch-and-go food. They seem to work well in omelets, when they’re not really fully heated up. They’re really not very good in soups, or in Salad Eggs, though they’re fantastic in a mousse, or gazpacho. Avocado is a funny fruit that way; it works in some things, but not in others. Surprisingly, though eating them in Salad Eggs doesn’t seem to work out so well, it turns out that baking them with an egg cracked inside is delicious, and very interesting!
UPC’s Avocado Baked Eggs; What you’ll need:
- 2 large ripe Avocados
- 4 Eggs (Top quality please: The Egg Project)
- 2 cloves Garlic, sliced
- Salt and Pepper (as needed)
Serves: 2 for Breakfast (4 if as appetizers)
Prep and cook time: 25 minutes
1. Pre-heat the oven to 425.
2. Cut open the avocados and scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the flesh to make room for the eggs.
3. Place the avocado halves on a baking sheet.
Note: If you can use a muffin tin, it could help them to stay upright while baking.
5. Sprinkle the garlic slices across the top of the eggs carefully.
6. Bake for 20 minutes (add 5 minutes if you have larger eggs and avocados).
7. Spice the eggs after baking; Now serve and enjoy!
- Have you ever bought a “top-tier” food product that you were disappointed with?
- What did you do? Did you try it again, just to be sure? Did you write a letter to the company?
- Have you ever cooked with avocados? If so, what hot-avocado meals work for you?
- How would you spice this? Garlic? Bacon bits?