Monday, December 3, 2012

Avocado Breakfast Bake for Two

Last week I noticed two near perfect avocados sitting on my counter. I was about to choose one to add to our supper salad when Scot told me to he had bought them to use for breakfast the next morning. I didn't ask any questions and was very impressed when I arrived at the breakfast table the following morning. 
There sat two cute little avocado halves topped with bacon and eggs. The creamy texture of the hot baked avocado was complimented by the bacon and egg, that when cooked was almost the texture of a poached egg. He can keep on cooking in my kitchen....these were outstanding!

Ingredients: 
  • 1 ripe avocado, (but not overly soft)
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions, thinly sliced, optional for garnish
Method:
  1. Cut avocado in half and remove seed.
  2. Fry bacon until lightly crisp, but still pliable. 
  3. Place avocado halves on the underside of a muffin tin, resting it between the inverted cups. This will hold it in place so it does not roll. (Cleaver guy!)
  4. Lightly salt and pepper avocado.
  5. Using a sharp knife separate the meat from the skin of the avocado, but still leave it in tact. 
  6. Cut bacon into 2" pieces and gently slide it between the meat and skin of the avocado and around the top edge.
  7. Break one egg over each bacon topped avocado, filling the hole.
  8. Sprinkle with the paprika.
  9. Bake in oven preheated to 375ยบ for 20 minutes or until egg is cooked to your liking.
  10. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately with a slice of toast. 

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for this delicious recipe!
    And MANY MANY MANY THANKS for your "Christmas Menu Ideas"! They are wonderful and I am lokking forward to try them all!
    Blessings, Siret

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  2. Oh. my. goodness. This sounds fabulous! I have recently acquired a taste for avocados, and must try this one for sure!

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  3. WOW!!! I love avocado, I love bacon, and I love eggs...and will have them again as soon as my vacationing hens return to active duty. Cannot wait to make this!

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  4. What a clever guy indeed!! That looks and sounds delicious. This would be a great B & B breakfast or for overnight guests!!!

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  5. That sounds absolutely delish!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  6. This is exactly the kind of breakfast I love! I actually fry my eggs in olive oil with ham every morning and put chopped avocado on top, but this looks lovely and the presentation is so cute. How clever of your husband to think of inverting a muffin tin - I love it when my husband helps me think of a way to streamline things in the kitchen and comes up with creative plans.

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  7. I love it... keep him in the kitchen...we need lots of help right now.

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  8. That has to be one of the all time "most mouthwatering" photos I've seen in a long time. I've never heard of baking an avocado, but this sounds (and looks) absolutely delicious!!!

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  9. ok, I am confused by #6 and #7. Do you pull the avocado meat right out from the peel and then put the bacon underneath, or do you just slide in a few pieces of bacon, the best you can, from the sides and they hang out the top?
    Anyways, I just hear that if we want to increase energy and brain function, we should skip the carbs at breakfast and go heavy on the protein. I think this breakfast would fit that description!

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  10. It's 6:30 in the evening here and I am so hungry for breakfast...Thanks for yet another wonderful idea.
    Balisha

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