Avocado Toast with Soft-Boiled Egg
Avocado Toast is quite the rage right now. But if you aren’t careful, buying too many of these will prevent you from ever being able to afford a house. Or so I’m told. Fortunately, you can make them at home in such a way that’s tastier and less expensive. Be sure to pick the avocados that are properly ripe (you can tell because they’re both a little soft and a little firm).
The soft-boiled egg in this really kicks things up a notch and is an impressive dish to serve at your next brunch. Soft boiling an egg is not difficult, but it does require some precision, so read the instructions fully before getting started.
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min
- 4 Slices of Bread (I recommend a Sourdough from the bakery section of your grocery store)
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Avocado
- Seasoning (Salt, Pepper, & Tony’s Creole Seasoning)
- Pull out 4 eggs and set them on the counter so they start to adjust to room temperature.
- First, fill a medium sized pot (5qt) with an amount that would cover eggs by 1/2 inch or so. Put the pot on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and very carefully add your eggs using a slotted spoon or something. See Note 1.
- Once the last egg has been gently set in the simmering water set a timer for 4.5 minutes. Keep an eye on your eggs during this time. If the water goes still that means it’s not hot enough, but if it starts to boil aggressively an jostle your delicate breakfast around–it’s too hot. So adjust your heat accordingly.
- Once the timer goes off, take the pot off the heat and drain out the water using a fancy colander or that slotted spoon from earlier. Run the eggs under cold water until they no longer burn your fingers.
- Crack and peel the shell off the eggs. See Note 2. Set aside.
- Drop the slices of bread into your toaster and get a light toast
- Cut up the avocado and add a couple slices to each piece of toast. Sprinkle with seasoning
- Slice your peeled eggs in half and lay them on top of your toast. Serve and enjoy.
- If your eggs are too cold and your water is boiling violently, your eggs will crack and spill as soon as you put them into the water. So bring your eggs up to room temperature by letting them sit out the carton a little while; and reduce your water from a rolling boil to a decent simmer.
- For some reason when you soft boil an egg like you just did all the eggy parts move to the narrow end of the egg. So when you’re start cracking its best to tap/break the fat end of the egg. It’s hollow there and makes it a lot easier to start peeling.
- This is also really good with bacon. But you knew that.
We hope you enjoy this recipe! Feel free to tell other guys about this website; they might be just as tired of fast food and ramen as you are.