The Egg-In-A-Hole Technique For Avocado Lovers

Egg-in-a-hole is the kind of breakfast that pleases kids and adults alike. After all, the only thing better than an egg with a side of toast is an egg carved directly into that toast. Yet, while the delicious breakfast at its most traditional is half carbs, you don't actually need bread to create the perfect nest for your yolk. A ring of mashed potatoes, for example, gets the job done, as does another popular breakfast food: the avocado.

To transform your egg-in-a-hole to an egg-in-an-avocado, simply cut your avocado in half, and scoop out the center pit. After you sprinkle some salt and pepper on the flesh, gently crack an egg directly into that open pit. From there, you have options. You can either place your avocado and egg concoction in the oven, and bake until the egg has cooked to your liking. Or, you can use a covered skillet and let your egg cook directly over the stove. This recipe deviates from the classic original, but rest assured, it works just as well thanks to the flavor, texture, and shape of avocados.

Scoop out avocados to create a nest for your egg

There's a reason avocado toast with a runny poached egg is always in style. Avocados are the perfect complement to eggs, and one of the best vehicles to hold them. This is because avocados come with a hole already in place, so half the work is done for you. Given the size of the fruit, however, you'll want to use medium-sized eggs; they're more likely to fit inside the superfood than larger eggs. You may also want to remove some of your avocado's flesh to enlarge the hole. Don't worry; these scraps don't have to go to waste. You can throw them right over your egg once it's done, or pop them in your mouth for a quick snack as you cook.

Beyond their shape, the flavor and texture of avocados make them a great match for eggs. The soft avocado pairs perfectly with the crispy, gooey egg, creating the ultimate bite — and breakfast. Of course, if you're still craving bread, you can combine a classic egg-in-a-hole with avocado. To do so, use the stovetop to cook your egg-in-a-hole as normal, or opt for the broiler. Once your egg is finished cooking, spread a layer of avocado around the toast's edges. Alternatively, you can add your avocado earlier to create a fully melded hodgepodge of the two dishes. With this technique, you don't have to choose between two of the best egg accompaniments.