Sunday, 14 April 2013

Lazy Sunday: Baked Eggs in Avocado

This is one of my favourite breakfast dishes to make; it's super easy and filling! I think it's great for a Sunday brunch and makes a healthy change to a fry-up. I absolutely love avocados - especially guacamole - but this is a different way to serve up your eggs in the morning.

You will need:
1 medium ripe avocado
2 small eggs
2 rashers of smoked bacon
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to gas mark 5, and also switch on your grill to cook the bacon rashers. Grill these to your liking. I'm one of those people who likes super crispy bacon so I leave mine under the grill for 10-15 minutes. Drain any excess crap off the bacon with kitchen towel, cut into small pieces and set aside.
Next take your avocado, and with a sharp knife, cut it in half and remove the huge stone in the middle. This is your starting point for the space to pop your egg in. With a teaspoon, hollow out the avocado so that a small egg will fit inside; you can eat the discarded avocado flesh, or set it aside to make a small bowl of guacamole. Make sure the yolk is centred and not broken and, if there's any spilt egg white, try and spoon that in too so that the hole is filled to the brim.
Place the avocado halves into a baking dish, taking care to keep them upright so the egg doesn't spill over. I baked one half because it was just me eating, so I lined a small dish with baking parchment and surrounded the avocado with ceramic baking beans. Stick the dish in the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on how baked you want your egg. I left mine to cook for 15 minutes and the yolk wasn't as runny as I usually like it, but I wanted to make sure the egg white was cooked all the way through.
While it's still hot, give it a twist of salt and black pepper and sprinkle the chopped bacon pieces on top. Serve it with wholemeal toast and a nice cup of tea!

And there you have it - baked eggs in avocado! It would be awesome if anyone gave this easy recipe a go; let me know if you do. It's a pretty yummy treat if you love avocado!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

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  1. This looks amazing! Never thought of these two as a combination but it looks yummy. Will have to give it a go!

    Loes x

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, they actually go so well together! You can mush the avocado up and have it with scrambled eggs on toast too - that's another one of my favourites! X

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