Eggs in Avocado Slices

Avocado Eggs

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.

Flower Power Eggs 250x250

Eggs in Bell Pepper Rings

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


  1. Traci says

    My eggs spilled out the bottom and top of the avocado….. And I ended up flipping the whole thing (I wasn’t patient), and it turned out pretty good! I wonder if using a smaller sized egg would be a better choice (I usually use XL eggs). Overall good recipe tho :-)

  2. Maria says

    I just made this but i did have to cook it longer and add a lot of water so the egg white would cook. I added some cheddar cheese too. It turned out pretty good.

  3. Deb says

    I just tried them!! Came out perfect!! I did cook on med/low and added a splash of water. I also flipped once. Delicious!!! Thank you:)

  4. says

    I’m wondering if people who are having so much trouble went off the picture. It looked to me like avocado halves, so until I read, I thought I just sliced the avocado in half, pitted, put the egg in the hole,then put the whole unpeeled avocado in the pan. This didn’t sound right so I read rather than skimmed. Obviously, reading the recipe before trying is always a good idea. :)

  5. says

    This REALLY makes me wish I wasn’t egg intolerant. I used to eat them every morning and they were my favorite food second to avocados!

  6. says

    I’m making one as I’m typing. Had to add the water per your instructions. It’s cooked on the top, but raw under a thin layer of white. I’m patient, but how long should it take.
    From experience, I was thinking it would cook faster in a toaster oven?


  7. Tara says

    I saw this on Pinterest, and like another commenter, couldn’t get the whites to cook. The bottom was burning in the skillet and so I decided to flip it. Still just burning on medium with the middle raw. Popped it under the broiler. Just didn’t work for me. Old house with no exhaust fan…the whole house smells like burn and egg. I wish it had worked but oh well. I ate it but never again.

    • says

      Hi Tara – Sorry you had trouble. I have never had any problem at all. The heat must be on LOW and you must cover while cooking. If the egg whites aren’t cooking as fast as they should be, I add a few drops of water to the pan and then cover and cook and the steam helps cook the egg whites. I have made this a bunch of times and always works out well. You have to like the texture of the soft avocado – that is a bit different.

      • Joanne says

        I am going to try the avocado w egg. I’m going to assume this is cooked similar TO the way I would cook a poached egg ? The same way just place the avocado egg in a pan on low in water ? thanks Joanne :)


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