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California Avocado Sauced Poached Eggs

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California Avocado Sauced Poached Eggs



Serves: 12

12 Large tomatoes (any color)
As needed California Avocado Sauce
4 California Avocados
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. Finely chopped shallot
1/4 cup Tequila
2 cups Whipping cream
2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp. salt
1/5 tsp. Freshly ground pepper
As needed Spicy Hash
1 1/2 quarts Diced (1/4 inch) cooked potato
2 1/4 cups Diced (1/4 inch) red bell pepper
2 1/4 cups Diced (1/4 inch) green bell pepper
2 1/4 cups Diced (1/4 inch) onion
3/4 cup Dice (1/8 inch) celery
As needed As needed Salt
As needed As needed Unsalted butter and/or vegetable oil
3/4 lb. Tasso ham or hot Andouille sausage,1/4-inch diced
24 Eggs
As needed As needed Salt
As needed As needed Freshly ground pepper
As needed As needed for garnish Sliced California Avocado

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  2. Char tomatoes over gas flame until lightly blistered. Cut tomato in half; scoop out center, leaving a firm shell. Reserve.
  3. To make California Avocado Sauce, mash avocado until creamy with bits of avocado remaining. (Do not puree.) Whisk in lime juice; reserve. Stew shallot in Tequila until almost no liquid remains. Stir in cream; bring to a boil. Whisk in butter; stir in reserved avocado mixture, salt, and pepper. Reserve.
  4. To make Spicy Hash, stew vegetables, sprinkled with a little salt, covered, in a little butter and oil until soft, about 10 minutes. Mix in ham or sausage; reserve.
  6. Warm 1/3 cup reserved sauce; keep warm.
  7. Film a pan with melted butter; heat. Put 2/3 cup hash mixture in pan; flatten. Fry, turning frequently, until browned and crisp; keep warm.
  8. Crack an egg into each tomato half; season with salt and pepper. Place in steamer until desired doneness.
  9. To assemble, mound hash in center of the serving plate. Arrange two tomato halves on either side of hash. Divide sauce, spooning half over each egg. Garnish with avocado slices.

About the author

Chef Chris Lambert, Bon Appetit Management Company in Minneapolis, MN


(3 Ratings)