Baked Egg in Avocado

Who would have thought that two of my favorite flavors in the world, egg and avocado, would go so well together?  The recipe is straightforward.  Put your egg in the avocado where the seed would have been (hollowed out a little more to fit the egg), and then put the whole shootin’ match on a cast iron skillet or oven safe plate in a 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until your egg looks done the way you like it.

The egg was very flavorful surrounded by the avocado.  The fruit was warm and firm but not a weird consistency.  I topped mine with a little bit of SaSo for an extra kick in the flavor department.

Having tried this recipe, I’m now curious about what other great egg avocado parings there are out there.  Avocado in egg salad, maybe?  The possibilities are endless.

Baked Panko Onion Rings

Last night I tried a recipe that I had been wanting to try for quite a while.  I first read about Panko Onion Rings on the “Crepes of Wrath” site. As it turns out, the author of that site was inspired by a recipe on this site.  Well, after seeing the pictures on both pages, I got hungry enough to try them myself!

One thing to keep in mind with this recipe.   Czech onions are infamously stinky.   There are no “sweet” onions that I have ever come across in this country and the thought of finding a “Vidalia” is delusional.  Still, something about baking the onions in this recipe brings out the sweetness of the onion – even a Czech onion.

After trying this recipe, I’ve decided that panko is one of the best ingredients out there.   It puts the crunch into any item you like.  Plus, I never would have thought of frying onion rings at home before.  Too much mess. But baking these dudes is healthier and much easier to clean up.

Here’s the recipe.  I modified it slightly from both sites.

2 medium onions sliced into 1/2 inch rings

1 1/2 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup panko
Salt and pepper

Mix egg and milk in a bowl. On one plate, put flour. On another plate mix panko and S&P. Dredge onion rings in flour, then egg/milk, then panko/S&P.  Place on a greased cookie sheet and into a 450 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes.

Serves 2 reasonable adults or 1 hungry bachelor.  Oh, and there are no pictures because the NH girls left and took the cameras with them.  Somehow, though,  I think I might be making these for them when we meet up soon in Texas.