As seen on Pinterest: Baked egg in an avocado

I love avocados, and I love eggs. So when I kept spotting photos of an egg baked in an avocado half on Pinterest, I had to try it. After all, how hard could it be?

I wouldn’t exactly call it a Pinterest fail — although you should search that term on the site next time you need a good laugh.

Preparation was easy. Slice an avocado in half, enlarge the hole left from the pit to accommodate an egg, and then crack an egg into said hole. I somehow own the perfect little ramekin to bake it in. Your guess is as good as mine as to where it came from.


I baked it in a 400 degree oven for a good 20 minutes — longer than what the pinned recipes called for, but the whites were runny when I check after 10 and 15. (Gag.) This is what I took out of the oven, after I added some chives and a spoonful of salsa:


Looks OK. The problem? Not easy to eat. At all. I finally scooped the mixture out of the avocado peel. I love mush, but this wasn’t all that appetizing:


Then, brainstorm! I threw a piece of whole wheat bread in the toaster, and spread the mixture on top. Finally, success. A delicious success.