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Egg In Avocado

Postby Hoke » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:16 pm

Saw something on Facebook that was intriguing.

It was one of those "suggested posts"---meaning an advertorial, of course---and the picture caught my eye. The come on was for cardiac health yadayada. Ten Second Miracle yadayada.

But the picture was of half an avocado with an egg in the avocado. Wasn't sure if the egg was roasted or broiled; couldn't tell for sure in the pic. But it looked like it was oven roasted until the egg got "poached" in the avocado. The avocado was slightly drier on top from the roasting And then they sprinkled black pepper on the whole thing.

1. It was intriguing.

2. I immediately started thinking, "Hmmm. Do I WANT an egg and avocado together like that?" Does that appeal to me, tastewise?

Any thoughts? Anybody have this already? Any thoughts on prep?
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Jenise » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:26 pm

Hoke, Geoffrey Zakarian did an egg in avocado dish on some food channel competition. I don't recall the particulars, and I vaguely remembering wanting to know more--as if they didn't show the entire process on screen, but I could be wrong-- but obviously it was warmed in some way and the result was just gorgeous and impressed the hell out of the judges. I don't eat egg yolks, but it made me wish I did. Anyway, there might be some record of his method somewhere.
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:32 pm

There are a zillion recipes online, with lots of tout about the Paleo diet and omega acids and so on.

I think I prefer my avocado cold.

If you want to put an egg in something, let's talk Scotch Eggs, shall we? :D
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby David Creighton » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:38 pm

i saw something with an egg in an avacado recently - can't remember where. oh, i do remember - some email from a 'taste.... ' thing. the photo clearly showed an avacado and the accompanying story mentioned the avacado. then you click on the recipe and all of a sudden - NO avacado!! the recipe was for something completely different from the photo and writeup. darndest thing. however i do like the combination a lot. i serve sliced avacado with sliced hard cooked egg and vinegrette. love it.
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Jenise » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:32 pm

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:There are a zillion recipes online, with lots of tout about the Paleo diet and omega acids and so on.

I think I prefer my avocado cold.



Avocado has a reputation for turning bitter under high heat, but gentle cooking/warming works out well.
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Karen/NoCA » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:27 pm

I love fried egg sandwiches with cold, sliced avocado on top. Plus, avocado cubes are wonderful in scrambled eggs, with a little heavy cream! A match made in heaven. Sliced hard boiled eggs, and avocado slices in a butter lettuce leaf, with a little salt and pepper, roll up the little package and eat...so good. Also good, is browned butter slathered on hot toast, with sliced avocados and hard boiled egg slices for breakfast.
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Hoke » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:39 pm

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:There are a zillion recipes online, with lots of tout about the Paleo diet and omega acids and so on.

I think I prefer my avocado cold.

If you want to put an egg in something, let's talk Scotch Eggs, shall we? :D


Had some of those Scotch Eggs not long ago. Pretty damned good ones too.
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Christina Georgina » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:42 pm

Of course .....caviar filling the cavity of an avocado half is the first thing I do with freshly made caviar. I somehow think that may be slightly different.
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Susan B » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:51 pm

A wonderful little restaurant in Pioneer Square in Seattle used to serve a dish of sliced hard boiled eggs, buttery croutons and cubes of avocado. I can not remember the sauce, but the dish was heavenly, ableit not low calorie. It was warm, but not baked. I have searched for a similar recipe, but had no luck. I think the egg and avocado combination is brilliant.
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:30 pm

This recipe from Serious Eats looks pretty much like what was described in the original post. It also looks like something I would definitely eat. 8)

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013 ... ecipe.html

And a similar dissertation in The Kitchn.

http://www.thekitchn.com/healthy-hearty ... ado-165707

I think I want to try this ...
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Hoke » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:17 pm

Robin Garr wrote:This recipe from Serious Eats looks pretty much like what was described in the original post. It also looks like something I would definitely eat. 8)

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013 ... ecipe.html

And a similar dissertation in The Kitchn.

http://www.thekitchn.com/healthy-hearty ... ado-165707

I think I want to try this ...


Try it, Mikey. And give us a report. :D
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Re: Egg In Avocado

Postby Frank Deis » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:13 pm

On the one hand I'm not sure I want a hot avocado -- although I have "striped" avocado halves on the grill and they were good.

On the other hand I have often combined avocado and egg and I think the combination is wonderful. We have had the opportunity to make many breakfasts for company and relatives recently and I have been working through variations of this

Cook thick cut (applewood smoked) bacon, one rasher per customer. Cook up a mess of grits, using some milk with the water and crumbling in some cheddar cheese. One duck egg per diner, boil exactly seven minutes ("hard" soft boil) and plunge into cold water to stop cooking. Plate the grits (rim soup bowls are good) and on top of the grits -- some paprika, some fried slivered shiitake mushrooms fried with sliced garlic cloves, a chunk of avocado (maybe a quarter) and a slice of tomato (maybe a quarter). Salt and pepper, serve with crunchy toast and crunchy bacon. Tear open the egg to display the gooey golden yolk.

People often say "I wasn't sure the avocado would go with it but it was great" -- poking the moist egg yolk with the toast is satisfying and after a few bites everything mixes down with the grits so you are finishing with a combination of flavors.
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