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Old 10-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #21
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Just a little salt and a whisper of black pepper on that slice in the picture.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #22
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I made this for breakfast the other day. It was quite tasty. I did not find the avocado to be bitter. The ones I used were a bit overripe so did not hold up as well as the ones he used:

Eggs in Avocado with Tomato and Basil Recipe - Michael Symon - The Chew

These pictures really look good! I noticed that the original recipe said to turn the avacado and egg halfway through, and your recipe said to cook the avacado on one side and then turn it over and then crack the egg into it and put a lid on it. That would alleviate the problem of turning it over and having it fall apart, but I think turning it might cook the egg more to my liking. I will try it both ways, but not today. I have only bought avacados a couple times because I don't know how to tell if they are ripe and ready. One time I cut one open and it was hard as a rock. Sometimes in the store they are already mushy to the touch.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #23
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Way to take one for the team, Hoot
Good pic, too.

I've grilled avocados, leaving them on the grill long enough to turn the skin a different color (then you know it is warmed through) and they also were not bitter. I'm thinking the bitterness is avocado related and not method related. As in some levels of ripeness might be better suited to cooking, but I'm not an avocado aficionado either
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #24
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I stand corrected on the topic of bitterness in cooked avocados. Back in 2006, I had asked about a lack of recipes that involved cooking avocados and was referred to a cookbook that stated they got bitter when cooked. Another post stated they got bitter when exposed to "excessive" heat. So I assumed that to be the case. Here's that thread: Avocado Questions

I had an extra avo last week and mashed it with sour cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper. It was delicious with crackers.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #25
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These pictures really look good! I noticed that the original recipe said to turn the avacado and egg halfway through, and your recipe said to cook the avacado on one side and then turn it over and then crack the egg into it and put a lid on it. That would alleviate the problem of turning it over and having it fall apart, but I think turning it might cook the egg more to my liking. I will try it both ways, but not today. I have only bought avacados a couple times because I don't know how to tell if they are ripe and ready. One time I cut one open and it was hard as a rock. Sometimes in the store they are already mushy to the touch.
Hold the avocado in the palm of your hand, give a very gentle squeeze, it should give a little...those are ready today. Others are ready for tomorrow or the next day. I can buy a bag of 6 at Costco and have them come ready for the next six days. It is somewhat of an art, but practice makes perfect. Yum, fun and good way to practice.

The only problem with avocados here is, I have to share them with the Ogre
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #26
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The only problem with avocados here is, I have to share them with the Ogre
My only problem with avocados is that I have to share them with the girls! They love avocados (but cannot eat the peel).
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Myrtle: Look the Big Chicken has a big green egg.

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Old 10-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #28
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Myrtle: Look the Big Chicken has a big green egg.

Henny Penny: It's our egg, it's our egg...get it, get it.

Myrtle: No, it's her egg...CHARGE!!!

Henny Penny: It's time for our revenge, take her EGG!!!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #29
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Hi Hoot what is the size of the cut Avocado? I'm worried that it won't fry the egg inside of it
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The original recipe said to cut out some extra avacado to make the hole bigger, which Hoot said he didn't do, but in the picture, it looked like the yolk was inside the hole but some of the white had spilled out around the avacado and just cooked where it landed.
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