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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Eggs Baked in Avocado


A while back, Extra Virgin Chef posted an egg avocado dish called Avo-egg-cado. Being an egg lover, that caught my attention. Now, avocados are alien to me. I had never bought any before and my only exposure to avocado is guacamole. I had always thought avocados strange and was never motivated to try some until now.

If you have visited Extra Virgin Chef, you will appreciate that Luan is very sophisticated and her cooking style leans more towards western fine dining dishes. Check out her Duck Leg Confit Salad and you'll know what I am talking about. Thanks to her, this auntie from Kuala Terengganu is acquainted with this wonderful fruit.

So on my next supermarket trip (this was a few months back), I bought myself a box of avocados. There are 3 in a box and on the label it shows the 3 stages of ripening. The next morning I was pretty excited to cut the avocado just like how it is done on TV. Cut around the fruit, twist and the two halves come apart. Then strike the stone with a knife and twist it out. Simple enough.

My first attempt was a disaster. I used a large egg and all the whites spilled out. But in terms of taste, wow, I never knew avocados were so tasty. It was creamy and had a slight smoky flavour. And it went so well with the egg yolks.

First attempt. Not so pretty.

I posted the above photo on Facebook and Luan kindly advised me as follows :

1. Scrape off some avocado to create more space to contain one egg.
2. Crack egg in a separate bowl rather than directly onto the avocado. This way you can control how much of the whites to pour in.

I tried again but wanted to use the whole egg, so some whites spilled out onto my baking dish. I scraped off some avocado and just left it on the dish. I know Luan is shaking her head right now and going tsk, tsk, tsk....


I baked it in the oven at 180C for about 15 minutes. Before serving, I sprinkled some French sea salt (see Terengganu Auntie becoming more sophisticated) and cracked black pepper over the eggs.

Ok,ok, salt and pepper not evenly distributed. 
 And I proceed to scoop the egg and avocado. Oh, yummmy!


This is so, so good!
One down, one to go.
I am now an avocado fan and I'll be sure to grab a few boxes when I see them in season.


56 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of avocado eventhough I used to eat this when I stayed overseas because it is cheap mah.... and have it with sandwich. Baking it together with egg is also something new to me. Is this really yummy?

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    1. Mel, it is very yummy! But if you don't like avocado then maybe you might not like it :)

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  2. O My! It looks very yummy .YUM!YUM! .As you know I love avocado I put it in my sandwich plus other things for my lunch and also eat it like that .You are killing me with envy each time I see your recipe.I have an avocado in the frig but too lembek for that .I kena ge supermarket ge beli avocado .telor ada bangok.I nok try recipe mu nampok yum-yum.lua nuar sampai ti-tek ti - tek kalu taloh tampoi mesti sakejam boleh penoh kalau aku tengok gambar recipe tu

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    1. EE, you must try this! Very nice,your cucu will also like it, I think.

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  3. oh my god....I can't take my eyes off from tat pic...I love Avocado and eggs...Gonna try this for sure.. Drool worthy!!

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    1. Priya, go crazy! Eat avocados and eggs!

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  4. Oh,don't know what happen to my previous message,anyway,I was saying can I have some with pepper as both egg & avocado are my fav food

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    1. Jessie, oh yes, must have lots of pepper then only more sedap :)

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  5. something new to me.. delicious too..

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    1. PT, you must try it at least once :)

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  6. Hi Phong Hong, this is really attractive combination of avocado and egg. Must try this when my hubby is back from his overseas trip.

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    1. Kimmy, I hope you try it because I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted so good.

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  7. this is really a nice idea for an elegant breakfast, I am adding this to my waiting list of recipes:)

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    1. Ola, it's a really good breakfast food. Very satisfying!

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  8. Hi Phong Hong, wow.... excellent, it sure look mouth watering. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Amelia, waiting for your avocado recipe :)

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  9. loved the post! your captions are excellent

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  10. I love avocados as they are healthy and delicious. Will head to the market to get some avacados soon.

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    1. Ann, I saw your previous avocado posts too. Will go back and check when I buy more avocados, saw them at the supermarket yesterday.

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  11. Hi Phong Hong, I came across your blog during last month's MFF Trengganu :)
    This is so unique and I have no idea that avocado and egg can match together!
    And not to forget your good review, I guess I have to try
    Thks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Alice, the avocados go so well with the eggs, especially the runny yolk. Try it and you will love it!

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  12. Very interesting recipe, use egg to replace the seed, still look like avocado , hehehe ..

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    1. Thanks to EVC, I learnt a fantastic avocado dish. Ooo...yellow rice, that is delicious. Will hop over soon!

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  14. Hey, I saw this too at Extra Virgin Chef's and have totally forgotten about making it. I love avocados. They used to be so expensive. Thank goodness they're more affordable now. During those days, I used to get folks to bring back local ones from Jakarta which cost about RM2 each .... cheap! They are round and much bigger, less buttery but quite good!
    I love runny yolk as well ... you're killing me!

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    1. Ping, you must try this avocado egg thingy. It's really good. Saw a new consignment of avocados at Jusco but I had other meal plans. If I see them again, will grab a few.

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  15. Great breakfast idea (or quick dinner). I never would have thought to do this. Looks tasty.

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    1. Hi Lori, you ought to try this! They are great for your breakfast.

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  16. PH, your post made me laugh!! Luan must be very proud of you now heehee. Avocadoes in season now i think, coz new stock just came into jusco one utama last friday. I just got a box, already ate two. Beautiful!!

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    1. Esther, so you like avocados. Good for you! Yeah , I saw them at Jusco last Sunday but I had other plans, so didn't buy. Perhaps this weekend I will grab a few :)

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  17. Ooooo...I'd love that! I love avocados but can't get them here. Just eat with evaporated milk and a sprinkling of sugar, nice enough. Yum! Yum!

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    1. Arthur, avocados with evaporated milk and sugar? Hmmm... sweet and creamy :)

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  18. PH, excellent way of eating avocado besides spreading on bread/toast and adding to salads.

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    1. Veronica, yeah and it is so delicious!

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  19. This is what I like about bloggng and following other foodie bloggers - Sharing with and learning from one another. I too have learnt a lot from you and the rest in the community.

    So when are you going to get that sous vide machine? :)

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    1. Ah...the sous vide machine! In time to come, Chef. I am actually very keen after seeing your wonderful sous vide dishes and Luan's too!

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  20. Hi Phong Hong, I love avocados! Have never tried them this way before, Would love to try one of these days! Did you know that we have our very own avocado right here in Cameron Highlands? I was there two months ago and we bought some to try, though the imported ones are tastier, our local ones are not too bad.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Joyce! Good to know you love avocados too. Oh, I didn't know we have those in Camerons. I am planning to buy some more to make salad and of course, the baked eggs :)

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  21. Hi Phong Hong, I love, love, love avocados. But over here it is very very expensive. Its like rm5.99 a piece. i only buy them when there is a offer..:p
    I have never tried this egg baked in avocado. Looks really yummy.
    Over here in my place there is some locally growth avocados. The flesh is yellow color. I use to use them to make mousse cake. I would like to share with you here..
    http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2011/06/avocado-mousse-cake.html

    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    mui..^^

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    1. Hi Mui Mui! Oh, another avocado lover! Yeah, I must check out your avocado mousse cake recipe, sounds very interesting and delicious, thanks!

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  22. Oh my goodness, what an awesome idea! I love this!

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    1. Hi Cathleen, do try it! Thanks for coming by :)

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  23. I am going to try it. .Today not free to go out to buy avocado my cucu Emily loves avocado she also loves to eat hard boil eggs.I told she can eat as much as she want because my niece at her age can eat 5 eggs at one go from Kay Hong will tell you how it turns out.

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  24. Chakap saja bajok sedak tok buat kasi aku makang kasi aku merindu nok makang taip kali aku tengok recipe ni lau nuar saja tok kesian aku .Mu ni sekagang banjok pandai masok apa apa pun boleh

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    1. EE, when you were here tarak avocado.

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  25. Hi Phong Hong,

    This is such a superb idea! Got your ultimate message, "Must try!" :D

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, need I say more? Hee..hee...bon appetit!

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  26. Oh this looks so nice, now I know what to do if I am getting avocado next time!

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    1. Jess, try this baked eggs. You will love it!

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  27. altho i've never tried this before, i almost can imagine the yumminess here! thanks for sharing your tips here , and luan e's too! you auntie, sure or not?? haha!

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    1. Lena, I naik pangkat to auntie already loh.....Heh..heh...heh....

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  28. I'm avocado lover. This is something new. Have to steal this recipe away. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh yes, do steal away! You must try this dish if you also love eggs :)

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