Broiled Egg-Stuffed Avocado
Serves two as a side dish, or one as a meal
1 avocado, cut in half and seeded
2 eggs, separated
Hot sauce (your preference)
1 ounce cheese
Place the top rack in your oven to the highest level. Turn broiler on “high”.
Choose a ripe avocado. (An avocado is ripe when the stem end yields under gentle pressure from your thumb. The skin will also be a dark brown, near-black.
Slice the avocado in half (through he poles and not around the equator) and remove the seed. The seed will be easily removed by chopping your knife partway into the seed and then giving it a twist.
Score the avocado through the meat but not through the skin, to allow the hot sauce to seep in.
Sprinkle the hot sauce on the avocado.
Fill the hole where the seed was with an egg yolk. If there is extra room, add some of the egg white.
Place on top rack under the broiler for 3 minutes.
Place cheese on top, and return to broiler until the cheese melts 1-2 minutes.
Nutritional data (for one piece):
Sat fat: 5.3g
Avocados are filled with Vitamins and Nutrients that are great for your health
Avocados are filled with wonderful vitamins and nutrients that are great for your health. These fruits contain vitamins A, C and E, all of which provide a wealth of health benefits. Furthermore, nutrients like potassium, lutein and folate are found in high amounts in avocados.
Antioxidants, which are great for preventing disease, are also found in large amounts in avocados, giving you just one more reason to enjoy this delicious fruit. As mentioned before, the fats in avocados may make some individuals wary of eating them. However, avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which can actually improve your health.
Here is a quick review of the vitamins and nutrients found in avocados:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B6
- Folate (Vitamin B9)
- Monounsaturated fat
Avocados also contribute to Preventing Disease and Sickness
Parts of the body that benefit from the consumption of avocados include:
- Blood pressure
Avocados can also help prevent or reduce:
- Heart disease
- Cancer (i.e. prostate cancer or breast cancer)
- Cataracts and macular degeneration
- Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis