Friday, January 27, 2012

yums: eggs in avacado slices

I, personally, loved my pinterest post this week. At least a few of you liked it too! So, I'm also going to do a weekly food post.

Max and I both love to cook (unfortunately, neither of us loves to clean). One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of the week is to sit down and plan our dinners out for the week. I must admit though, Max does get frustrated that I always have to try new things. I'm not a big fan of repeating. :)

So, I'm going to start sharing some of my favorites. Honestly, I'm not great at coming up with ideas on my own, although I'm trying. I like to follow recipes and see that someone else has been successful first. So, if you were hoping for original content, you will be disappointed. I will however lead you to some great food blogs and always give credit where credit is due.

Today's meal is from Apron Strings. To be honest, I haven't read a lot of this blog; I think I first saw this pic on pinterest. But I can definitely vouch for this specific recipe. Just take a look:

 This is pic is not mine! It's from Apron Strings!

So, here's the information for Eggs in Avacado Slices:

Heat a non-stick skillet to medium low heat. Lightly spray with oil. Slice an avocado with the skin ON lengthwise, forming one thick slice in the middle. Remove the seed and use a small cookie cutter to make a hole in the center of your thick slice. Place the avocado slice in the pan. Crack a medium sized egg into the center of the hole. Cover and cook for a minute or two, until the egg is as you like it. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

**Here are my edits. I just popped the seed out and then trimmed the hole it left with a knife. I don't own a cookie cutter :). I also missed the word "cover" when I was reading the instructions. That caused a bit of a problem. The egg definitely cooked slower than I would have liked and the bottom began to burn. I finally realized that I was supposed to cover the pan and I actually had to turn the avocado to get the egg to cook through. This caused a bit of a mess and one of the yolks to break. The yolk also got a bit more done than I would have liked.

That being was delicious. The warm avocado was amazing. So creamy and delicious. I also added some smoked paprika and lemon juice (because that's one of my favorite ways to eat fresh avocado). 

I only made this for myself because Max eats at church on Wednesday nights. This is usually my experimentation night on things that I'm not sure he will like. He was home by the time I was eating, and he got quite a show. I couldn't stop talking about how good it was. He was definitely making fun of me in the end. 

Anyway, it's good. You should try it.


  1. Ok now that looks absolutely amazing. We make a weekly menu at our house throughout the week. About 90% of our meals come from pinterest. It has such amazing recipes.

  2. my mouth is watering just from reading the title. Definitely will try this recipe over the weekend.

  3. Apparently I need to pay more attention to pinterest! This looks yummy!