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Avocado Egg

Well I must be behind the times. Apparently it is way cooler to bake your egg in an avocado than make toad in a hole. Who knew? I can't say which I prefer. They each have many things going for them. So if you're behind the times too, try to be cool and give this a try*


Avocado Egg (Adapted from Epicurious)

1 avocado
2 large eggs
salt/pepper
chives

Cut avocado in half. Remove stone. Scoop out some of the flesh (more than you actually think). Place the avocado halves in a dish that they fit in snugly or at least lean against the side to remain upright. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the avocado. Crack one egg into a small dish. Carefully slide the egg into the "hole" of the avocado. Repeat with other avocado and egg. Place in a 450 oven and bake for 10-12 or until done.  Sprinkle with chives.

They suggest putting a splash of hot sauce beneath the egg, but you all know what a big baby I am when it comes to hot sauce. I think you might also be able to use a little smokey paprika over the top or even just some parsley.  Do make sure that you remove enough of the flesh of the avocado. I didn't and ended up with a bunch of egg white in the bottom of the dish (not good).


*Note: This recipe was initially posted on the Epicurious website in  2015 - so I'm really behind on things here. Don't look to me to be cool ;-)

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