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Mashed Potato Avocado Baked Eggs

In need of the perfect brunch meal that will impress any diner, but is shockingly easy to make?  I have got you covered.  Full disclosure, I did not actually cook this meal, my wonderful fiancé made it for me the morning after Valentine’s Day.  Mashed potatoes are probably my favorite food ever (avocado is a close second) and luckily we had plenty leftover from our Vday dinner.  This meal was inspired by what was in our fridge, did not take long to cook and was absolutely delicious.  I mean does it get any better than that?

some of the ingredients

some of the ingredients

sauting the pancetta and onion

saute the pancetta and onion

prepping for the mashed potato pancake

prepping for the mashed potato pancake

cooking the mashed potato pancake

cooking the mashed potato pancake

add the dice tomatoes to the ham and onions

add the diced tomatoes to the ham and onions

spoon out the avocado

spoon out the avocado

baked eggs

break the eggs into the avocado

baked eggs

add basil

cover the pan

cover the pan

remove from heat once the whites are fully cooked and the yolk is the perfect amount of runny for you

remove from heat once the whites are fully cooked and the yolk is the perfect amount of runny for you

baked eggs

enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 Eggs

1 Avocado

2 Slices of Pancetta

1 Can of Diced Tomatoes

Leftover Mashed Potatoes

1 Onion

Salt & Pepper

Fresh Basil

Parmesan Cheese

How to:

Dice the pancetta and onion.

Sauté the onion and pancetta in a pan on medium heat.

Make thick pancakes out of the mashed potatoes and then place into a separate pan on low/medium heat.  Flip once lightly golden.

Once the onions start to turn translucent add the diced tomatoes to the onion and pancetta pan.

Cut avocado in half and use a spoon to remove the avocado from its skin in one piece

Place avocado in the pan with the tomatoes, onions and pancetta.  Add basil.  Make sure you are keeping an eye on the potatoes and that they aren’t burning.  Once the potatoes are lightly browned/golden remove from heat.

Crack one egg into the hole of each avocado half.  Then cover the pan and let it sit for about 5 minutes or until egg whites actually turn white and are fully cooked through.  The runny-ness of the yolk is up to you.  Next time we make this delicious dish we will put the pan into a 350 degree preheated oven for 5 minutes instead of heating it solely on the stove.  You decide how you would like to handle this step.

Once the egg is cooked plate the potato and avocado egg.  Then smother in the tomato, onion, and pancetta.  Sprinkle with parmesan.

And, of course, enjoy!

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Brunch

This past Sunday, I hosted brunch for my friends at my apartment.  Brunch is hands down my favorite meal.  I have a huge family and every Sunday growing up my parents would host a family brunch.  It was a great way for people to escape their busy lives and reconnect with the people that matter most.  The brunch was grounding, meaningful and always full of laughs.  I am so grateful for the brunches and for my parents incredible hosting skills.  Until now, I didn’t realize how hard (and satisfying) hosting can be.  So for this brunch I removed the stress by preparing a super easy and most importantly delish bacon egg cup as one of the dishes.  The other key to stressfree hosting is potlucks and amazing friends that help you clean up afterwards.

Enjoy this full proof brunch ready recipe!

Bacon and Egg Cups

Lining the muffin pans with bread circles

Breaking the eggs into the bread lined muffin tins with slightly cooked bacon

Fresh out of the oven

Finished product!

The full brunch spread

My brunch plate featuring the delicious and easy bacon egg cup (and breakfast fried rice which will be featured in a future post)

Kona getting lots of love from the guests

Eggs

Bread

Bacon

Salt & Pepper

Cheese (I didn’t use cheese, but it would definitely be a delicious addition)

Muffin Pan

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cut the bread into circles a little larger than the size of the muffin cups.  Then flatten the cut pieces of bread into the cups.  Lightly fry the bacon, but DO NOT fully cook.  You want to make sure the bacon is still pliable.  Add the slightly cooked bacon to the breaded cups and place in the oven for about five minutes.  Crack egg and pour egg into the muffin cups (that already have the bread and bacon).  If you want to add cheese you should put it in under the egg.  Salt and pepper to taste. Place tin into the oven for 8-12 minutes.  WATCH CAREFULLY!  You want to remove the tin while the yolk is stilly runny, but the egg is cooked.  And finally enjoy and serve warm!

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