Eggs on the Half Shell

Eggs on the Half Shell with cheese. Served with pork chops and greens. Yesterday, Bill hinted that there was a recipe out there that involved cooking eggs in a halved avocado. A quick look-up brought me to this Lifehacker article. Let me just say… it was delicious, and paired with left over pork chops from last night and some sauteed greens; it was delicious. Almost like a baked potato. We topped it with a little homemade mayo. Here’s the recipe with my alterations:

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs (medium or large)
  • favorite spices (I used salt/pepper/chili powder)
  • cheese (optional)


  • Cookie sheet/baking pan or muffin tin (if no aluminum foil)
  • Aluminum Foil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Slice avocado in half and remove pit
  3. If using large eggs deepen the pit by removing a small amount of avocado either around the edges or bottom of the pit area
  4. Make sure avocado halves are stable and level (I used small rings of tinfoil to keep stability)
  5. Crack eggs into avocado (do this slowly to keep spilling over to a minimum)
  6. Sprinkle your spices on the eggs (don’t use too much beacause the avocado has a lot of flavor)
  7. Place in oven for 20 minutes (my yolks were on the border between hard and runny for this time)
  8. If you want cheese on your eggs put it on with 3-4 minutes remaining
Eggs with spices in avocado before cooking

Eggs with spices in avocado before cooking

With cheese after taking out of the oven.

With cheese after taking out of the oven.