August 23rd, 2016
Avocados are, I am sure we can all agree, one of the greatest things to eat ever. I bloody love guac, then there’s the classic avocado on toast (preferably with a poached egg).
Recently I decided to try baking one with an egg in, cos I’d seen it all over Instagram. I’d also seen a video on Facebook, where someone baked an avocado wrapped in bacon, and it looked insane, but I wasn’t quite up to the challenge as I didn’t have enough bacon left. Instead, I decided to just sprinkle with bacon pieces and add some chives.
This turned out to be a really yummy lunch, and super easy to do. Baking the avocado slightly changes it’s taste. When I thought about it, I had never really had hot avocado before. It takes on an almost smokey taste, but it’s still very very nice.
3/4 slices of bacon
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.
Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone. Take a spoon and hollow out a little more of each half of the avocado. not too much, just enough to fit an egg.
Put the avocado halves onto a baking tray. You might want to use a tray with dips (like a mince pie tray) or make little tinfoil nests for them so they don’t roll over and spill the egg.
Crack the eggs into separate small bowls, and then gently poor into the hollows you just created. Spinkle on some paprika, salt, and pepper.
Pop these in the oven for about 20 minutes. You just want the whites to set, and then they are done. You might want to check a couple times as you want the yolks to stay nice and runny.
While the avocados are baking, chop up the bacon into pieces (I actually use scissors to do this rather than a knife) and fry to your preferred crispiness.
Once the egg whites have set, take the avocados out the oven, and sprinkle with the bacon and chopped chives!
Let me know if you try this, or if you have any variations of baked avocados. Or just avocado recipes full stop.