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Hold tight for the eggs baked in avocado

Posted by Joe Wicks - 507 Days Ago in: Recipes

This is becoming a bit of a signature dish for me. I've posted it a few times, and I love seeing people make it at home and share it on Instagram. It contains more healthy fats than you can shake a stick at . . . oh, and it's got bacon too, so you know it's going to taste as good as it looks.

INGREDIENTS


4 rashers of smoked back bacon

1 ripe avocado

2 eggs

salt and pepper

1 red chilli, finely sliced – remove the seeds if you don’t like it hot


METHOD

Preheat your grill to maximum, then lay the bacon on the grill pan or a baking tray and slide underneath. Grill for 3 minutes on each side for crispy bacon.

Meanwhile, cut your avocado in half, remove the stone and scoop out a generous tablespoon of flesh from each half to create a hole big enough for the egg. No need to waste the leftover avocado – you can save it to make some guacamole or just eat it on the spot!

Crack an egg into each avocado half, season with a little salt and pepper and place on a microwaveable plate. Cook the eggs in 30-second bursts for 2 minutes – this should ensure firm whites, but runny yolks.

Serve up the baked eggs and avocado with the bacon and a scattering of chilli.

TOP TIP

#1. To stop the avocados rocking on the plate, slice off a little bit underneath to make a flat base.

#2. Use the freshest eggs possible (so that there is less water content in albumen). Pierce egg white in 2-3 places before microwaving and make sure you cook in the short blasts advised. Leave to stand for 1 minute before eating the egg.


Credit: Recipe taken from Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks, out now in paperback, RRP £14.99 (Bluebird). Recipe image ©Maja Smend. 

Get your copy of my first book, Lean in 15 here: www.thebodycoach.co.uk - with 100 delicious recipes and home workout ideas to get you fit and lean in 2016!

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About Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is the online nutrition coach inspiring people all over the world to cook with his #Leanin15 video meals on Instagram. He is also transforming the lives of thousands of people with his tailored online nutrition plan, The 90 Day Shift, Shape & Sustain plan.



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