I went to the uber-busy supermarket this evening – the one that plays house and industrial music at one in the morning at nightclub volumes…but I went in the middle of the day. Pre-Superbowl the day before. Oops. Parking wasn’t so difficult but navigating the store for the two simple items I needed was tantamount to developing a missile program in my laundry-room. Not pleasant. Or easy. I did make it outside in time to find a Parking Enforcement Officer standing behind my car with a handheld computer thing in her hand. I tried very bravely to completely ignore her existence and just get into my car. That didn’t work.
Oh dear. To my surprise she informed me that I’d parked in a commercial loading zone. There was a line of other cars so I didn’t even bother to look. I apologized and she said – “Oh no problem, I didn’t even finish writing the ticket so have a nice day!”
Huh? I told her if this was New York or Boston I’d have been chased down the street and perhaps stabbed if I’d tried to get out of getting the ticket. She cheerfully said this wasn’t Boston or New York and said have a nice night. Nice city, this Seattle.
I went to the store with great intentions of a long drawn out evening of cooking. That’s why I came home and promptly passed out on the couch for 2 hours. Not so much. I woke up in one of those “Oh dear I didn’t mean to sleep anywhere near that long” funks and proceeded to be in a bad mood until I shared a bacon cheeseburger and fries with my other half. Instant better mood.
I did some writing and cleaning and then decided that I needed to have myself a snack. I had been stumbling around Reddit and fungz0r came up with an idea that I not only loved but had to try immediately. It was in fact something that sounded like such a perfect idea, like the universe had actually designed it existence – that I went to work as soon as I read the post.
So simple is the idea, so already prepared are the foods, I can’t control my enthusiasm. It’s genius. I halved a ripe Haas avocado (are there any other kinds worth purchasing?) and removed the pit. I had to scoop a little bit of the avocado out to make two deep wells for the egg. They didn’t seem particularly stable so I propped them in a silicone mini-bundt pan that I have. Crack two eggs, fill the holes, and pop the whole thing into a preheated oven set to 425 degrees F.
I wrestled with how long to bake this thing. There was some varying advice online but I found that 20 minutes is about the minimum you want to go. 22-25 if you like a yolk that’s pretty solid. At 20 minutes mine was cooked the way I like them – which is to say like an over easy egg. In the time that this was baking I fried one single strip of bacon (actually three but I burned two because I wasn’t paying attention) and then crumbled that on top of the finished product. A small grinding of salt and pepper and time to serve. I can see this being great with any number of toppings – a layer of cheese, salsa, pico….the possibilities are endless.
What an awesome snack!! Avocados are amazing things—they’re delicious on their own, but they also have a lot of healthy fats, dietary fibers, and vitamins, despite their wayward caloric value. In a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious, protein and vitamin-packed breakfast treat that’s can keep you going all morning. That and what’s better than making a dish from avocado that uses the avocado as the actual dish.
- One Ripe Haas Avocado
- Two Eggs
- One Slice of Bacon
- Seasonings to Taste