Quick Fix: Avocado & Egg Delight

Recently I feel a little egg obsessed, but I just can't help myself. I love eggs, plain and simple. Another thing I love? Avocados. They are creamy and yummy and the perfect food that doesn't make you feel like you've imploded on yourself with a ton of calories.

The other day, I was making lunch for myself and I had a stroke of brilliance: what if you put a sunny side up egg on an avocado? What happened was nothing short of a lunch time miracle! It was a yum-tastic way to start an afternoon, but could easily go as breakfast too. The best part? It's super easy to do, and you can do it too!

Here. We. Go.

I have this tiny cast iron skillet that comes in handy in moments like these. Isn't it cute? I love tiny stuff!

If you don't have an obsession with little things, that is okay, you can also use a standard skillet to achieve a cooked egg. For that matter, you could probably just cook it in the microwave. But I like to make sure that I have a nice, runny yolk. I live for runny yolks--they light up my life.  

Get your avocado ready by slicing it in half, removing the skin, and spooning a bit more a hole in the center. Don't be fooled, your egg won't necessarily fit into that hole, but in the end, there will be a payoff. Trust Bossy Italian Wife.... 

Look at that egg cooking! No need to flip it, just let it cook until the whites are all done! That's the "sunny side up" part. Now, were my husband making this egg, he would flip it. If I were to flip this blog post would not be possible because it would have turned out terribly and with me crying over a broken yolk. 

Then place it on your avocado, like so. 

Serving suggestion: you can serve it with some steamed broccoli and cauliflower topped with a little grated cheddar. Mmmmmm. 

Okay, now for the magic part. You ready?! 

When you slice through the egg and avocado: MAGIC! This was the yummiest thing ever. I can't get it out of my head! Remember when I mentioned that the bigger hole in the middle will have a pay off? This is it--yolk catcher!!! 

I know that you must be drooling at your computer by now, so let's get to the recipe! 

Time: 10 minutes | Serves 1 | Difficulty Level: Easy-peesy 

You will need:

A pat of butter
1 egg 
1/2 avocado, skin removed 


Place your avocado on a plate, and spoon out a little of the center to make a bigger opening. Make sure that you eat what you spooned out otherwise gnomes will come and poke your toes in your sleep. 

Over medium high heat, heat your skillet and melt the butter. Add your egg to the skillet and cook until the whites are done, leaving the yolk nice and runny! 

Place the egg over the avocado. Slice down the center, watch the yolks be heavenly, and try not to eat it all in one bite! 


  1. Yum, love egg and avocado! Glad I found you. We're kinda quasi neighbors, at least in the blogosphere. Will definitely be back!

  2. Well I am glad you have found me too, neighbor!