Breakfasts, Brunch Favorites
Comments 9

Cloud Eggs with Avocado Toast

IMG_1757-2I’ll be honest, I really wasn’t sure what to think of this trend when I first saw a picture of “cloud eggs.” If you’re not familiar, they are basically whipped whites that are baked for a bit, then the reserved yolks are added to a little well in the top, then baked for a few more minutes. A sort of savory meringue.

I was confused by the idea, but intrigued. At the very least I wanted to make them so I could see what all the fuss was about.

And while I could take or leave them as a straight-up method of making eggs, they were downright delicious eaten with some avocado toast. I really only made the toast to make the picture more interesting, but ended up eating bites of each together—and to the absolute delight of my taste buds.

I totally recommend giving it a whirl. These are a fun one for a weekend breakfast that’s a little fancier, but still healthy.

Enjoy!
M

IMG_1756
Cloud Eggs with Avocado Toast
Prep time:
5 min | Cook time: 10 min | Ready in: 15 min
Serves 2

Ingredients:
2 pieces of bread
1 avocado
2 eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet or shallow pan with parchment paper. Coat lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Separate egg whites from yolks. I found it easiest to crack the egg, then carefully pour it over my fingers to do the separating so that the shell doesn’t accidentally slice the yolk open.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with a hand mixer on high for 3 to 5 minutes, until the whites form stiff peaks.
  5. Spoon the whites onto the prepared cookie sheet into two “clouds,” then create a small well in the middle of each with the back of a spoon.
    IMG_1746
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 4 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and carefully place the yolks in the wells.
    IMG_1750
  8. Return the pan to the oven for another 4 to 6 minutes, depending on how done you like your yolks.
  9. While the yolks are baking, toast your bread and mash up the avocado.
  10. Spread avocado onto toast then top each with a cloud egg.
  11. Season with salt and pepper and you’re all set!

IMG_1757

Now dig in…

IMG_1766

Advertisements

9 Comments

  1. They look cute. I wouldn’t eat them like that only because I don’t like runny yolks. But I would try just the whites. Or try the method with fully cooked yolk. Thanks for the idea.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s