How to Hard Boil Eggs: Avocado Stuffed with Eggs

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I love my eggs, any way I can eat them. Only a crazy avocado fan like me can dream up this edible creation to eat. But, I crave eggs, morning noon and night. And one day in the summer when basil was abundant in my garden, I decided to make pesto and make spicy basil deviled eggs. The recipe can be found here, Pesto Deviled Eggs.

And I must have avocados on hand in my kitchen at all times. Besides, isn’t that the reason I stay in California?

So, one day I had an avocado on hand too to eat – so I married the two and they fit together perfectly. A pinch of salt and pepper, a dash of olive oil or lemon and you’re on your way to a creative duo for breakfast, lunch or brunch.

If you want to get rid of the ugly green lines around your cooked eggs, please read -on.


How-To Hard Boil Eggs (Adding Avocados)
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Pairing these two simple ingredients together, brings a beautiful healthful meal to the table. With added arugula or greens it makes a beautiful presentation for any party.
Recipe type: Breakfast or Lunch
Serves: 4-8
Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 ripened avocados
  • A splash of olive oil or lemon
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Chopped herbs of your choice (optional)
  • 1 saucepan with lid
How to Hard-Boil Eggs
  1. Place eggs in a saucepan in a single row. Do not overcrowd.
  2. Fill saucepan with water 1-2 inches of water above eggs.
  3. Bring the pan to boil and immediately reduce to simmering.
  4. Simmer for exactly 6 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Eggs can also be placed in cold water to cool, before peeling.
  7. Tap the shells with the back of a spoon to crack them.
  8. Start at the rounded end of the egg where the air sack is, and peel off the shells under a trickle of cold running water.
  9. The water will run between the solid egg white and the shell making it easier to peel.
Avocado with Eggs
  1. Hard-boil the eggs, peel, and slowly cut eggs in half with a sharp knife.
  2. (Swipe knife with paper towel after each cut for a clean cut)
  3. Cut avocados in half and remove the pit.
  4. Sprinkle the avocados lightly with lemon to keep them from turning brown.
  5. Add the egg to the center of each avocado. Gently press into hole.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh lemon or olive oil.
  7. Add salt and pepper.
  8. Add chopped herbs.
  9. Serve as is, or place salad greens on the plate and place on top.

Peeling under water creates a non-blemished peeled egg.

The secret to getting a beautiful egg without the green around the yolk is to not overcook the egg.

If you love eggs as much as I do try these recipes on my blog:

Greek Scrambled Eggs with Feta

Deviled Eggs with Feta

I hope you love eggs as much as I do!



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1 Lizthechef

Happy to vote for you, Mary…The “love” button hadn’t shown up when I tried earlier. Gremlins in my computer, I guess. Looking forward to your upcoming cooking class.

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