Eggs in Rings and Eggocado

eggs in bell pepper rings

baked eggs in avocado on salt bed

We don’t often thinkof warm avocados but they become even smoother and creamier and more wonderful when warm. They just seem to melt in your mouth! These two recipes are similar in nature and I’m giving both to you for some ideas for Easter (or anytime) brunch. It won’t be long before avocados will become scarce and expensive as a result of this weird drought-y weather we’ve had. I’ve heard rumors of $3 and $4 each when you can get them.

Bell peppers – even the colored ones – will look inexpensive by comparison and they work as nests for eggs perfectly! They add color and really look like flowers on your plate.

Add some home style potatoes or hash browns, some fresh fruit or fresh squeezed juice, fresh-from-the-oven breakfast rolls, coffee or tea and make everyone happy.

Of course, I’d be delighted to join you!

Eggs in Pepper Rings & Eggocado

  • 1 avocado for each 2 people
  • 2 medium eggs per person*
  • Yellow, green, red, orange bell peppers, enough to get 2   3/4” thick slices per person
  • Kosher Salt
  • Butter

Preheat oven to 325.

Prepare a rimmed baking pan by filling it with Kosher salt. Using an avocado, make enough indentations so that there are enough for 1/2 avocado per person to sit in the depression. Set aside.

Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove interior ribs and seeds. Cut into 3/4” slices and set aside. Cut each avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Leave he skin on.   Set each avocado half in the indentations in the salt. Crack one egg and drop the egg into the hole left from the avocado pit. Season as desired. Place in oven. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until done to your taste (check at about 5 minutes to see how it’s doing).

In a 12” skillet or large griddle, spray with butter flavored spray and melt butter over medium low heat. When butter just melts, place pepper rings on griddle, crack one egg into each ring and season to taste. Cook to taste, turning carefully if desired.

Serve each person 1/2 avocado and 1 egg in a pepper ring.

*Using medium eggs will ensure the egg doesn’t greatly overflow the hole left by the pit. You might want to enlarge the hole a bit using the avocado scraping to make a little guacamole!

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