Poached Eggs + Avocado on Toast

Poached Eggs + Avocado on Toast

Sydney Inner-West living. Girls on Tumblr. Cafés and iPhones. What do these four things have in common? They’ve heightened the trendy awareness of the delightful combination of eggs and avocado. I say this without the least hint of cynicism… promise.

Poached Eggs + Avocado on Toast

It only occurred to me last week I had never poached an egg in my life, and,  being only two weeks shy of turning 25, this was something that needed to be rectified immediately. Avocado on toast is one of life’s most wonderful pleasures (especially combined with egg, a meaningful love of my life). With this tasty breakfast we’re able to skip the dairy-middle-man as the avocado operates in lieu of butter whilst poaching runny eggs in a dash of vinegar denies any need for over-creamy scrambled eggs (a true pet hate of mine). The bread I’m using is, uhh, Tip-Top 9 Grain something-something, if I recall correctly. No fancy sourdoughs here, this is just happy, healthy and honest breakfast cooking for one; there’s no better way to begin a Saturday morning in my eyes (or stomach)!

Poached Eggs + Avocado on Toast - Process

 

Poached Eggs + Avocado on Toast

2 slices of bread of your choosing

2 eggs

2 tbs vinegar

1 avocado

Salt + pepper

 

1. Prepare your avocado by halving, scooping the flesh out with a spoon and slicing into wedges. Prepare a small bowl of cold water. Crack your first egg into another small bowl.

2. Fill a wide pot with water, add vinegar and heat until simmering. With a slotted spoon swirl the water in one direction to create a little whirlpool effect. Carefully pour your egg into the centre of the whirlpool and allow to cook for 2 1/2 minutes for a runny yolk (try a little longer if you prefer your eggs a little firmer).

3. Once your egg is ready carefully remove with a slotted spoon and place into the bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. Prepare your other egg with the above process. To warm them up again, place in another clean pot of warm water and allow to stand for 30 seconds to a minute. Remove once again with a slotted spoon and allow to drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Place your bread in the toaster, or under a grill, for a minute or two.

4. Arrange sliced avocado on toast and sprinkle with salt. Carefully place a poached egg on each slice and season with cracked pepper.

Poached Eggs + Avocado on Toast

Poached Eggs + Avocado on Toast

And now I’m ready to face the day.

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  1. Katie | Healthnut Foodie’s avatar

    What a great post!! I start the majority of my days with free-range eggs (with a runny yolk) fried in coconut oil. Then snack on a whole avocado between the hours of 10a and 4pm. Keeps my fueled all day long…even if I default to a poorer choice snack or lunch. Power foods!!!

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  2. Denise’s avatar

    First time trying poached eggs?? It was a very good start then, because this looks so delicious:) Love the combination of avocado and runny egg yolk!

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  3. Anna’s avatar

    I have not tried using avocado this way…I will have to try this. Looks like a really healthy and power-packed breakfast. Yummy too! Great idea!

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  4. Carrie’s avatar

    What a lovely breakfast – looks perfect. There’s just something about the combination of eggs and avocado!

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  5. Tina @ bitemeshowme’s avatar

    I’m glad now that you have tried a poached egg :) It really is my favourite way to eat eggs. I love how the yolk runs and is almost like a sauce for your bread. Ohhhhhhhhhh.

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  6. *Just Fran*’s avatar

    Delicious. I love avocado and eggs, and nothing is better than runny egg yolk. Poached eggs rock. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  7. Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese?’s avatar

    This looks simply delightful! I have to confess that I’ve never poached an egg either… that situation will have to be rectified post haste!

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  8. sara’s avatar

    This looks absolutely amazing! Love it – looks so delicious! :)

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  9. JasmyneTea’s avatar

    I have an aversion to poached eggs thanks to my dad not being able to cook to save his life. The only thing he ever makes for breakfast is poached eggs, and they’re always hard as a rock, salty, and he always manages to get some of the water from the pot on the toast :|

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  10. Alisa’s avatar

    Such a great image of my favorite breakfast. Looks absolutely delish! : )

    ps. Heston did eggs on his ‘How to Cook like Heston’ show (SBS) and his poaching method was interesting too http://www.channel4.com/programmes/how-to-cook-like-heston/articles/hestons-top-10-tips-for-eggs

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