- Making Avocado Toast with Egg
- Selecting the Right Avocado at the Store
- Best Way to Ripen an Avocado
- One Bad Way to Ripen an Avocado
- Preparing the Avocado with Egg and Toast
- Homemade Avocado and Eggs
- How to Safely Cut Avocados
- Avocado on Toast Kitchen Tools
- Egg and Avocado Recipe Ingredients
- When is an Avocado Ripe?
- More Simple Avocado Recipes
- Start Your Own Food Blog!
Making Avocado Toast with Egg
I have always loved avocado. It’s tasty, versatile and healthy too, what’s not to love?! Then, in the past few years, avocados became really trendy, especially avocado toast. Every restaurants’ breakfast and brunch menu offered different kinds of avocado toast and people were eating it up (literally!).
Again, I wasn’t really that surprised by this super trend since avocados are truly amazing. What surprised me was the outrageous prices that people were paying for these fancy avocado dishes! Don’t they know how inexpensive it would be to make avocado toast at home?!
Well not only is it fairly cheap to make avocado toast at home but it is also super easy! This breakfast only takes about 5 minutes and you will have a restaurant quality, picture perfect avocado toast ready to eat without the hefty price tag! So where to begin? With the avocado of course!
Selecting the Right Avocado at the Store
Choosing the perfect avocado is key to this whole recipe and it’s not always an easy task. You want to look for an avocado that is slightly soft when given a light squeeze, almost the same consistency of a ripe peach. However, grocery store avocados tend to be rock hard, a sign that they are not yet ripe or completely soft.
This means they are no longer good and will be brown mush if you cut into them. So what to do? All you need is a little planning!
Best Way to Ripen an Avocado
As I stated before, I’m basically an avocado addict so to satisfy this obsession, I will buy about 5-6 avocados at a time, enough for a week. I will even get a few that are really hard because by the end of the week, they will be ripe!
There’s the trick- all you have to do is wait. Those solid, baseball texture avocados will get ripe if you just give them a little time! To speed up the process, put an avocado in a paper bag with a banana and roll the top of the bag over to seal it.
The ethylene gas emitted from the banana and from the avocado will be trapped in the bag and cause it to ripen faster. You still have to wait a day or two, but it’s faster than waiting a full week to ripen those beautiful little fruits!
One Bad Way to Ripen an Avocado
One thing I have read online about ripening avocados is to microwave them, don’t do this! Trust me! I tried once and not only did my whole house smell very weird for the next few days, but the avocado came out hot and was oozing brown juice. The avocados also sported lots of brown spots when I cut into it. Yes, microwaving the avocado did make it softer, but not by any means ripe or tasty. Tried and true patience is the way to go.
Preparing the Avocado with Egg and Toast
Okay, so once you have your perfectly ripe avocado, you are ready to make your toast! Simply mash the avocado in a bowl with lime juice, salt and pepper and your delicious avocado spread is ready! It’s almost like a super simple guacamole! If you want to add a little spice, throw in some red pepper flakes or Sriracha sauce too (now you’re getting restaurant grade food!).
The eggs and toast can be cooked completely to your preference. While I love my eggs sunny side up due to the way the soft yolk blends with the avocado to make an irresistible sauce, scrambled eggs will work great as well! Toast is a hot topic among our house and it completely based on personal opinion.
I like a very light golden brown while my husband claims toast needs to be slightly black (no thanks!). So make your toast however you like it, after all, this is your perfect avocado and egg breakfast!
Homemade Avocado and Eggs
Assembly is quite self explanatory but just in case you were wondering, spread the avocado mix onto the toast and then just top it with your cooked eggs. And look at that, you will never pay outrageous restaurant prices for avocado toast again! You can make perfect, mouth watering, super trendy avocado toast right from your home.
Imagine all the variations of this recipe you could make too, avocado, bacon and egg, cheesy avocado and egg, avocado, egg and honey drizzle, the possibilities are endless!!
But for now, I’ll leave you with my tried and true, easy and delicious recipe for simple avocado and egg toast. Go grab some avocados and get cooking!
How to Safely Cut Avocados
Be very careful when cutting avocados. Injuries when cutting avocados with sharp knives have been rising. See our quick guide to safely cutting avocados here.
Avocado on Toast Kitchen Tools
Even though this is a simple and easy recipe, you do need a few basic kitchen supplies:
Egg and Avocado Recipe Ingredients
When is an Avocado Ripe?
Avocados taste best when you give them time to ripen. So when does an Avocado ripen?
- After you buy the avocado, be sure to keep it at room temperature.
- A ripe avocado will be soft, but not too soft or squishy.
- When cutting avocados, make sure to use it right away! They don’t stay fresh for very long.
- If you want to speed up the ripening process, store your avocado at room temperature with an apple and store both in a bag.
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Hope you Enjoy! =)
- 2 eggs (fried sunny side up)
- 2 slices of bread (toasted)
- 1 small avocado
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- sea salt + black pepper
- parsley (optional for topping)
- Prepare toast and fried eggs to personal preference.
- Peel and mash avocado with the lime juice, salt and pepper.
- Spread avocado evenly on each slice of toast then top each with a fried eggs and additional seasonings you prefer. Serve immediately.
Hard to believe but that’s really all you need to make this!
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