Sometimes you envision a perfect dish - picture worthy, pinterest worthy...just beautiful. And you can achieve that...sometimes. Other times it's a massive flop. But OTHER times (and I think these are my favorite times) you don't achieve the original vision, however you do create something amazing! That is exactly what happened here.
I pictured a perfectly cooked baked egg on top of my avocado. And if I had emptied out the avocado shell a little more I probably would have gotten that. But I didn't want to waste any of the avocado goodness, so I filled the shell. And when I put my egg on top it didn't necessarily stay where I wanted it to.
As I cracked the egg over the avocado the yolk caught in the little crevice I made but the white flopped right over onto the baking sheet. My initial thought was, "well, so much for that idea," but I decided to bake it anyway. After all - I was hungry and I didn't want to waste food! So I baked it and the yolk stayed soft while the white cooked around the avocado. And I realized this apparent catastrophe was actually a happy accident.
If you make this, I say give my accidental way a shot. But if you want to aim for that picture perfect dish, maybe scoop out some of the avocado mixture to go below the rim of the shell so it doesn't all pour over.
Baked Avocado and Egg with Tomato and Mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Servings: 1 person
You Will Need:
What was your last "catastrophe" turned "happy accident" dish?
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