I had an exciting day today.

My Lodge cast iron pans came in the mail!

I have been putting off buying new cookware for ages. I’m cheap with weird things. Food? I’ll pay whatever. Actual physical things? Eh. Not so much. My reasoning behind this is simple: Even though I may want or even need new pans, I currently have ones that work well enough sitting in my cupboard. Food, however, is not currently in my mouth, nor will it be unless I put it there. Logic.

After hemming and hawing and searching, I remembered how much I’ve always loved cooking with cast iron. There really is no better device for a burger, steak, really any sort of meat. Not to mention baking, skillet, roasting, honestly they’re good for everything. The search began. And then it stopped when everything i saw in stores was redunk expensive.

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Then, like the song of an angel on a keyboard, Michelle Tam from NomNomPaleo sent me in the direction of Lodge Cast Iron. I got three pans (one very tiny, baby sized one that I can’t wait to fry an egg in), for under $70. Win.

So the pans came and it was time to season them. I used Michelle’s recommendations from her blog, which requires an hour at 400 F in the oven after a light coating with quality oil. During this hour…I got hungry. Weird.

I had avocados. I had eggs. I had an oven burning at 400 degrees. Lightbulb.

Eggs Baked in Avocado

Preheat to 400 F.

1. Cut your avocado in half and remove the seed. You can scoop a bit of each half out to make a bigger hole if you like.

2. Crack an egg and put it into the center of your little avocado cup. I managed to get the yolk in first, then let the white fill the remaining space.

3. Top with salt and pepper.

4. Bale for 10-15 min.

5. Shcoff..

 

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