Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Avodamia Nest
These nests are fun to make and fun to eat.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


2 avocados
2 eggs, beaten
macadamia nuts, ground raw
8 large mushrooms, finely sliced
1 medium onion, finely sliced
sour cream, (to garnish)
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
4 slices ham, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
4 shallots, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 clove garlic, crushed
4-4 1/2 ounces cream cheese

Cut avocados in half, remove seeds and carefully peel away skin.

Dip avocado into beaten egg, then into ground macadamia nuts.

Rather than move the avocado half around too much, it is easier to toss the nuts over it with spoon.

Fry in shallow oil on both sides until golden brown.

Sauté onions and mushrooms in a little butter until soft but not mushy.

Place in avodamia nest and garnish with a swirl of sour cream and a sprinkling of paprika.

Toss cheese, ham and celery together and pile into avodamia nest.

Grill under moderate heat until cheese is bubbling and browning slightly.

Mix all ingredients together and pile into avodamia nest.

Bake in a very hot oven until filling is heated through.