[Recipes] Class Up Your Egg Game With The Mouthgasmic, Explosively Delicious Eggocado
Eggs and avocado. There might not be a more impossibly delicious combo anywhere in this universe. That’s a proven fact. And stir up a spicy Bloody Mary on the side and it’s officially GAME OVER. The holy trifecta, incarnate.
In *most* breakfast worlds, eggs usually get all of the play and serve as the delivery mechanism for the avocado; whether that’s as a side to the sunny-side up variety or as a garnish to a fat dish of huevos rancheros. We’re going green and flipping the food script.
Originally birthed out of Tim Ferris’ The 4-Hour Chef, the Eggocado is a cult foodie’s dream. Mouthgasmic, explosively delicious, and ridiculously basic — it’s a quick way to throw a fresh twist on the monotonous, colorless egg creations you’ve likely been whipping up for years. Plus, it’s an easy way to fit more avocado into your life; doable for even the most remedial chefs.
More avocado = more happiness. And consequently, better health — they’re loaded with healthy fats (mono & polyunsaturated), fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium; and came in at #3 in our amended Fruit Health Power Rankings.
Together, the Eggocado packs the LEAN trifecta of protein, healthy fats, and fiber; sans any carbs whatsoever (each serving only has 2g net carbs).
Grab a few basic ingredients and get funky — we’re Eggocado-ing.
The Eggocado — Ingredients:
- 2 avocados
- 2 extra large eggs
- 1/2 fresh lemon
- Salt & pepper
- Cumin, paprika, cayenne
- *Optional — sriracha, hot sauce, pica de gallo, cheese, etc.
The Eggocado — Step-by-Step Directions:
Total Time: 25 minutes | Servings: 4 (makes 4 eggocado halves)
1. Preheat the oven to 425º. Grab a sharp knife, cutting board, and a frying pan or baking tray.
2. Cut two avocados down the center into even halves.
3. Using a sharp knife, carefully de-pit both avocado halves.
Chop the pit so that the knife digs in firmly. Hold the avocado half with one hand and twist the knife with the other — the pit should pop right out and leave the “bowl” clean and intact.
4. Flip the halves over and trim off a thin slice from the bottom. Pretend that it’s avocado carpaccio.
Cutting off the bottom creates a flat edge and lets the avocados sit upright, that way all of the egg-y deliciousness won’t spill out.
5. Crack two eggs into a measuring cup and whip briskly until it’s consistent. To your own taste, add a dashing of salt & pepper and a few squirts of Cholula, Frank’s, Tabasco, Sriracha etc. directly into the egg mixture.
6. Place the avocado halves on a frying pan or baking tray, and pour the egg mixture evenly into each half. It’s okay — and encouraged — if the egg spills around the rim.
7. SPICE IT UP! Squirt on a little bit of fresh-squeezed lemon — that’s mainly to prevent oxidation and the avocados from getting brown — and then sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper, cumin, paprika, and a dusting of cayenne.
8. Pop the pan/tray in the oven for 18 minutes — it should be roughly the equivalent of a runny, sunny side up egg once it’s done. Feel free to cook it longer if you like your eggs more well-done.
9. ENJOY PROFUSELY. Cayenne + cumin + paprika + hot sauce + S&P is just one possible combo.
Like you’d do with a loaded omelette or fried eggs — get creative and EXPERIMENT! Cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, and turkey bacon bits are just a few possible add-ons to infuse additional layers of flavor.
The Eggocado — Nutrition:
*Per serving; the recipe makes 4.
- Calories — 201
- Total Fat — 17.5
- Carbs — 8.5g
- Fiber — 6.5g
- Net Carbs — 2g
- Sugar — .5g
- Protein — 6g
- Vitamin C — 16%
- Vitamin E — 11%
- Vitamin K — 26%
- Potassium — 15%
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