simple poached egg and avocado toast

Good morning, egg lovers!

Guess what though. I’m not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke’s on me. And that’s why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain.

Lately I’ve been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my typical breakfast favorites are basically invitations to load up on shugary shug in all its different forms. Oatmeal. Pancakes. Waffles. Yogurt and Fruit. Smoothies. Eeek. I love them but we’re all just going on a group break from each other so I can learn how to enjoy a savory breakfast once in a great while.

In the past, I’ve never been that excited about eggs. Really, I just can’t get behind the scrambly squishy thing, and omelets for me are always 100% about what’s hiding between the layers of egg. Like, for example, chzzz. And sausage. And veggies. Fill ‘er up.

There’s only one kind of egg generates real true food excitement deep in my food spirit, and that is a very drippy, soft yolk, creamy poached egg. Just writing that makes me weak in the knees.

So for the last few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with eggsters in all their different forms and it’s been… sort of okay. Like, eating half of the omelete before picking out all the delicious cheese and veggie fillings would be considered moderately successful. But then. Just a few days ago I struck simple breakfast poached egg gold with this poached egg and avocado toast combo, which means no more squishy scrambley eggs EVER again, and drippy yolks foreverrrrr.

simple poached egg and avocado toast

simple poached egg and avocado toast

DESCRIPTION

This Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast recipe is so simple and so delicious! Real, healthy food never tasted so good. YUM!


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1/3 avocado (usually I cut it in half but don’t use all of it. okay fine maybe I do.)
  • 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper for topping
  • fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, or basil) for topping
  • quartered heirloom tomatoes for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil (use enough water to cover the eggs when they lay in the bottom). Drop the metal rims (outer rim only) of two mason jar lids into the pot so they are laying flat on the bottom. When the water is boiling, turn off the heat and carefully crack the eggs directly into each rim. Cover the pot and poach for 5 minutes (4 for super soft, 4:30 for soft, 5 or more for semi-soft yolks).
  2. While the eggs are cooking, toast the bread and smash the avocado on each piece of toast. When the eggs are done, use a spatula to lift the eggs out of the water. Gently pull the rim off of the eggs (I do this right on the spatula, over the water) and place the poached eggs on top of the toast. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs; serve with the fresh quartered heirloom tomatoes.

NOTES

Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water before boiling helps the eggs stay together in the water.

Most of the fats in this recipe (from the avocado and the eggs) are healthy in moderation. If you want to reduce the fats, just scale back on the avo or use egg whites in place of eggs.

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