Holidays are a time for indulgence. A time to relax with a leisurely breakfast shared with friends and family.
So. I am on the lookout for festive breakfast foods that will be memorable and worthy of a special occasion. I had great luck with my Flower Power Eggs a few weeks ago.
So, I decided to try my luck using an avocado slice. These Avocado Egg Rings are just the ticket. Creamy. Flavorful. Unusual. Memorable. And a bonus: they can easily be made red and green with a little sprinkle of green onion and red bell pepper garnish.
It was very recently that I discovered that avocados are delicious when gently cooked. Creamy and flavorful – they take on an almost custard-like texture.
Make these part of your Christmas morning this year – or your next Saturday breakfast for friends. Or a Meatless Monday with a bang! You may just start a new breakfast tradition.
I saw this idea on an episode of The Next Iron Chef, where heavy hitter Geoffrey Zakarian made eggs and avocados, so I decided to try this at home. It works like a dream.
There isn’t a “recipe,” really, all you do is this:
Heat a non-stick skillet to low heat. Lightly spray with oil. Slice a California avocado with the skin ON lengthwise, forming one thick – about 1/2 inch) slice in the middle. (You will have some leftover avocado pieces – so, Hey! Make some bonus guacamole if you want! Guacamole for Breakfast? Why NOT? It’s the Holidays!) Remove the seed and use a small cookie cutter to make a hole in the center of your thick slice. Place the avocado slice in the pan. Crack a medium sized egg into the center of the hole. Cover and cook for a minute or two, until the egg is as you like it. IF the egg white is not cooking as fast as it should, then sprinkle a little water in the pan and cover and cook. The steam will help cook the whites. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
NOte: this post was just made party of a link party for California Avocados on Cookin Canuck. Join Dine & Dish and Cookin’ Canuck for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast, sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.
Then, just sit back and wait for the oohs and ahhs!
Breakfast is a good way to get the uber-healthy green fruit into our diets. The California Avocado folks have some brilliant ideas for avocado breakfasts. And I love the breakfast burrito done by Avocado Central.
Other foodies enjoy avocados in the morning:
Avocado Eggs benedict, Confections of a Foodie Bride
Avocado Breakfast Panini, Broke Ass Gourmet
Scrambled Eggs with Avocado, 80 Breakfasts
Guacamole Omelette, Poor Girl Eats Well
Breakfast Bowls with Avocado Sauce, Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Avocado Waffles, Well Fed, Flat Broke
— posted by Donna