Breakfast Avocados on the Half Shell

AvocadosOnTheHalfShell

Last week I was at Costco and saw the most glorious display of avocados ever. Mounds and mounds of those beautiful green beauties just calling out my name.  I HAD to get them; actually I had to get 2 sacks of ’em (like I bought 12 HUGE avocados.  Now typically when you think avocados you think guacamole but I’ve gone so far beyond that it’s not even funny.  I use it often in baked goods instead of butter.  SHHHHHHHHHHH!!!  No one knows this so just keep it between us, k?

Ever since I bought these I’ve been craving them in the worst way but I wasn’t sure what or how I wanted to eat them.  All I cared about was eating them.  Truth be told there have been times when I’ve just cut up an avocado, put on some sea salt and at it like that.  Saturday morning I decided to try ‘stuffing’ them.  I was going to go with maybe a bbq & beer chicken but this was breakfast time and I wanted eggs.  That’s when it hit me… Baked Eggs and avocados!

I halved them, put them in little ramekins and got to filling.  Since I already make those Florentine Breakfast Birdnests with baked eggs, I knew how long eggs would take to bake in the oven. While they were cooking I fried up some bacon because bacon is just a law when it comes to trying out new recipes and plus I have several TKW family members that would disown me if I didn’t include bacon at least once *wink*.  LOL

As these beauties were baking I realized that I had no ‘vehicle’ to eat these with.  I mean yeah a spoon works but I wanted something more; something I don’t know… edible?  LOL  Since I had made some whole grain bread the other day I sliced off a piece and toasted that.

While this was baking Mr. Fantabulous had just finished his protein drink and was onto his bowl of cereal.  When I plated my breakfast he made the 7-year-old-squinched-up-boy-icky-face followed with a “Ew!  What’s that??  Did you put bacon in it??  HONEY!”  So I blew him off, scooped out the silky smooth avocado and placed it gently on top of my toast.  I broke the yolk and immediately spread out the avocado onto the toast.  I took one bite and I was in love! Apparently it showed on my face as I didn’t come up for air after bite number 3.  I looked up, locked eyes with Mr. Fantabulous and he was staring at me so intently.  I looked at my breakfast love, looked back at him, looked back at my breakfast and back at him.

I had to make a decision – was love of my breakfast going to win out over the love of my darling husband?  After what seemed like an hour long debate in my head (okay like really only 15 seconds) I spoke those 5 words my husband loves to hear… “Do you want a bite???” *sigh*… And there where my breakfast! From Mr. “EW!  That looks yucky” to “OMG HONEY!  This is the best thing EVER!”
… and as I sat there watching my beautiful little glorious breakfast be inhaled by my beloved I couldn’t help but think to myself… “Sonofa… next time I’m getting up an hour earlier so *I* can eat my entire breakfast!”  LOL Fortunately I know my husband all too well, I think better than he knows himself so I had a  2nd one waiting in the wings to be baked.
Hey Mama didn’t raise no fool!
Since then I’ve made these a few times and have mixed it up a ton from adding prosciutto and ham down first then adding the egg; to adding spinach and sauteed onions/peppers under the egg.  Hot sauce is an awesome thing on this too!
Hello lovely… welcome to my kitchen!
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Mmmm you are just so damn sexy, aren’t you!
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I tried the lady-like scoop out bits and place it on the toast.  Trust me, while you can do it, you lose that golden yolk goodness if you do.
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Why yes, yes I think I will criss cross some bacon down first!  I want to stabilize my toast.. yeah, that’s it!
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Good God!  In the words of Old Fat Bastard, “GET IN MY BELLY!” 
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Breakfast Avocados on the Half Shell

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Ingredients
  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 small eggs
  • 2 sliced of bacon, cooked then crumbled or 4 pieces cooked and left whole
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbl cheddar cheese
  • 2 pieces of crusty, toasted buttered bread
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F
  2. Crack the eggs in a medium bowl being mindful not to break the yolks.
  3. Cut avocado in half and carefully remove seed.
  4. Take a spoon and gently hull out the hole the seed was in so it’s big enough to hold the yolk and some of the white. Try not to make the sides or bottom too thin.
  5. Place two ramekins on a baking tray. You want to use ramekins that you can place the avocado down in without too much side-to-side tilt. You want the avocado to be flat. You can cut just a small sliver off of the bottom to keep it from tiling.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, gently scoop out one of the yolks and place it into the hole of the avocado. Do this for each avocado half.
  7. Next, take a small spoon to carefully spoon some of the egg whites into the avocado hole till it's full. You most likely will have left over egg whites, save these for another use.
  8. Add 1/4 tsp of salt and fresh cracked black pepper to each egg.
  9. Top with 1 Tbl cheddar cheese.
  10. Gently place the tray in oven and bake for about 15 minutes or just until your yolk is set but still runny. If you want, you can bake up to 18 minutes to have a fully cooked yolk and egg whites.
  11. Remove the ramekins from the oven and sprinkle crumbled bacon on top.
  12. Place 2 strips of bacon forming an ‘X’ pattern on the toast.
  13. Using a large spoon, scoop out the breakfast avocado and lay it down on the toast.
  14. Gently push down, breaking the yolk and spread the avocado and egg onto the toast.
  15. Now open up and say YUMMMM!!!
Notes
To mix it up, you could down a piece of prosciutto or baked ham down first before you put in the egg. Bake as normal. You could put in fresh spinach down, the egg yolk and some Asiago Cheese. You could saute up some peppers and onions (just about 1 Tbl of them), place in the avocado first then the egg and bake. When it's done, top with salsa!

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2 Responses to “Breakfast Avocados on the Half Shell”

  • Licia says:

    Haven’t made this yet because I need to go shopping for some avocados, but just looking at the photos make me want to buy them right now. I adore avocados and this is a great way to get more of them into my tummy! Thanks for such a great idea

    • TKWAdmin says:

      You are most welcome 🙂 I adore them too! My favorite meal with them is just smashed with some sea salt, pepper, lime and cilantro. I can eat that with a spoon!

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

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