Eggs with Avocado and Cotija
May 10, 2013
"Easy eggs I tossed together with leftover bits, tastes like I did it on purpose."
- Serving Size: 1 (302.7 g)
- Calories 490
- Total Fat - 34.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 14.2 g
- Cholesterol - 519.2 mg
- Sodium - 373.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 24.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
- Sugars - 17.9 g
- Protein - 21.1 g
- Calcium - 187.2 mg
- Iron - 3.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 192.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
Lightly beat eggs with jalapeno, basil, salt and pepper to taste, and a splash of half and half or milk.
Heat butter in a small nonstick skillet and pour eggs in.
Immediately sprinkle eggs with avocado and cheese.
Cook, stirring gently, until set.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When selecting an avocado, choose one that is slightly soft to the touch and has a dark green-purple color.
- When selecting Cotija cheese, look for a firm texture and a salty flavor.
- Substitute goat cheese for cotija cheese: The benefit of this substitution is that goat cheese has a milder flavor than cotija, so it won't overpower the other ingredients. The thinking behind this substitution is to create a dish with a more balanced flavor profile.
- Substitute parsley for basil: The benefit of this substitution is that parsley has a milder flavor than basil, so it won't overpower the other ingredients. The thinking behind this substitution is to create a dish with a more subtle flavor profile.
Eggs with Spinach and Feta Cheese Beat the eggs with jalapeno, basil, salt and pepper to taste, and a splash of half and half or milk. Heat butter in a small nonstick skillet and pour eggs in. Immediately add spinach and cheese. Cook, stirring gently, until set.
Eggs with Bell Peppers and Parmesan Cheese Beat the eggs with garlic, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, and a splash of half and half or milk. Heat butter in a small nonstick skillet and pour eggs in. Immediately add bell peppers and cheese. Cook, stirring gently, until set.
Grilled Asparagus with Lemon: Grilled asparagus with a hint of lemon is a great side dish to this egg dish, adding a delicious crunch and a zesty flavor. The asparagus will also provide a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to the meal.
Roasted Potatoes and Peppers: Roasted potatoes and peppers are a great side dish to this egg dish. The potatoes provide a hearty, savory flavor while the peppers add a hint of sweetness. The vegetables are also packed with vitamins and minerals, making this a healthy and delicious addition to the meal.
Q: How do I make sure the eggs are cooked through?
A: Keep stirring the eggs gently until they are cooked through and no longer runny. You can also check the eggs with a fork to make sure they are cooked through.
Q: How long should I cook the eggs for?
A: Generally, it takes about 3-5 minutes to cook eggs. However, the exact time will depend on the type of eggs you are cooking and how you prefer them to be cooked. It is best to check the eggs occasionally to ensure they are cooked to your liking.
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The avocado is native to Mexico and Central America and was a favorite of the Aztecs. In fact, the name avocado comes from the Aztec word "ahuacatl", which means "testicle".
Cotija cheese is a salty, crumbly Mexican cheese that is named after the town of Cotija in Michoacan, Mexico. It was made famous by the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who often included it in her paintings.