Simple Poached Egg And Avocado Toast Recipe

Avocado toast is one of the trendiest breakfast dishes out there right now, and it also makes a great lunch, brunch, or dinner choice as well. A piece of crisp toast with fresh avocado smeared on top of it is quite literally a match made in heaven. Add a poached egg on top of it all, and now you have yourself a gourmet meal that not only looks picture-perfect, but also tastes fantastic. 

There's so much to love about this dish. It's perfect for any occasion, but a brunch with friends is honestly where it's at. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka of The Flexible Fridge is the brains behind this fantastic recipe that's sure to knock your socks off. She says that there are many great reasons to love this toast, but the thing that sticks out the most is the simplicity. "I just love how simple this recipe is I also love the trendiness. This breakfast is everywhere [in] every cafe! Now readers can make it from home," Olayinka says.

Don't be worried about trying your hand with a poached egg. "I used to think that poached eggs were so difficult to make, but these ones are so simple — no twirling of the water using a spoon, no funny gimmicks," Olayinka shares. "It's simply just putting the eggs in the hot water, cooking it for one minute, and then leaving it for five minutes with the heat turned off, and then voila — it's done!" Now, let's get started making this.

Gather the ingredients to prepare this simple poached egg and avocado toast

For the first step, gather the ingredients needed to make this yummy dish. First, you'll need avocado, which is one of the more filling parts of this recipe. Avocado has many amazing health benefits, including vitamins, healthy fats, and antioxidants, according to Healthline, that will make you feel good about what you're eating. Luckily, there are only a few basic spices required, including salt and pepper.

In addition, you'll need eggs, water, and sourdough bread. If you don't love sourdough, feel free to use a substitute instead, choosing one of your favorites. "Any bread would do — brown bread, crusty white bread, regular white bread, bagels, even things like waffles would do, or English muffins," Olayinka says. Truly any type works, and you can even switch it up each time you put this recipe together to make it more fun!

Spoon and mash the avocado

Now, take out the core of the avocado by either scooping it out or poking it with a knife to wiggle it free. Then, get out a mixing bowl, and spoon the meat of the avocado into it. Use a spoon or fork, and mash the avocado until it achieves a smooth consistency. Since avocado doesn't have much flavor on its own, you can add about ⅛ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Give it another few good mixes to distribute the spices, and then you can set the bowl to the side. You'll need it shortly.

Bring water to a boil, and prep the eggs

Now that you're finished with the avocado, take out a saucepan, and fill it up with water. Put it over your burner, and bring the water to a boil. This typically will take about 2 to 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Once the water starts to boil, add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water, and give it a stir.

Next, get out two small ramekins, and crack an egg into each. Remember to be careful when you crack the eggs so the yolks don't break. The yolks need to be whole in order to poach the egg. Don't worry, because you've got this! Focus on the end goal — a truly tasty dish you will really enjoy for your meal.

Cook the eggs

Now that your eggs are set, you can go back and check the water. By now, it should definitely be boiling. As crazy as it may sound, once you have it boiling, you want to turn the heat down to low-medium. Once the water stops bubbling, pour the two eggs into the saucepan carefully. Let them cook for about one minute.

When your timer for a minute goes off, turn the heat off, and cover the saucepan with a lid. Let the eggs sit for about five minutes. As you're waiting, you can multi-task and move onto the next step. Leave them be — you will get back to them shortly.

Toast the sourdough

Take out the toaster, and toss in your slices of sourdough bread. You'll want to let it toast until it gets brown on the top. After that, you can smear the avocado mixture that you prepared earlier on the top. Now, it's time to get out a serving plate, and put your toast on it. You can plate two pieces on the same plate, or use separate plates — whichever you prefer.

Transfer the eggs out of the water, and be sure to drain as much excess liquid as you can. Then, place each egg on top of each of the avocado toasts. Now it should look like a beautiful masterpiece.

Cut the egg, and enjoy

Once the eggs are safely on top of the bread, get out a sharp knife, and make a cut on each yolk. This will allow the yolks to run onto the avocado toast, making for a picture-perfect photo opportunity. Olayinka recommends serving this dish immediately.

As for serving suggestions? "Because this is such a healthy trend, I feel that it will go wonderfully with a smoothie, perhaps a berry smoothie with some berries, banana, or maybe a green smoothie," Olayinka shares. "Some crispy bacon crumbles on top wouldn't hurt as well it will add some delicious texture." Yum, yum, and more yum! 

You can get as creative as you'd like with this dish each time you prepare it. From honey to grilled cauliflower, the possibilities are endless! Enjoy this recipe for many meals to come.

Simple Poached Egg And Avocado Toast Recipe
5 from 33 ratings
Avocado toast is one of the trendiest breakfast dishes out there right now. Add a poached egg on top, and now you have yourself a picture-perfect, gourmet meal.
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poached egg avocado toast
Total time: 8 minutes
  • 2 small avocados
  • 1 ⅛ teaspoons salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  1. Begin the recipe by spooning out the avocado meat into a mixing bowl. Mash it until it becomes a smooth consistency, then add ⅛ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Get a saucepan, fill it with water, and bring to a boil, which should take 2 to 3 minutes. Set it on medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water.
  3. Get two small ramekins, and crack the eggs into the ramekins very carefully, keeping in mind that you do not want the yolks to break.
  4. After the water has reached boiling point, turn the heat down to low-medium. Once the water has stopped boiling, pour the two eggs into the saucepan carefully, and let them cook for 1 minute. Then, turn off the heat, cover the saucepan with a lid, and let the eggs sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Toast the sourdough bread until brown, then top it with the avocado mixture, and put on a serving plate.
  6. After the 5 minutes have passed, transfer the eggs out of the water, draining as much water as you can, and place on to the avocado mashed toast.
  7. Get a sharp knife, and do an incision on the egg yolks, allowing the egg yolks to run onto the avocado toast.
  8. Serve immediately.
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