Avocado and Egg Toast

Yum! I have stumbled upon my new favorite breakfast. Or lunch. Or afternoon snack. I am absolutely addicted. It’s as simple as could be, high in protein and incredibly delicious. If you have on-hand an egg, half an avocado, a slice of bread and some balsamic glaze, you can go from lightbulb moment to complete satisfaction in less than fifteen minutes (under five if your egg is already hard-boiled). Give my Avocado and Egg Toast a try and let me know what you think.

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And now, back to the recipe. Enjoy!

Avocado and Egg Toast

Avocado and Egg Toast

Avocado and Egg Toast
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Ingredients
  1. 1-2 slices of your favorite bread, toasted (I use Pepperidge Farms Very Thin White Bread)
  2. 1/2 avocado
  3. 1 hard-boiled egg*
  4. Maldon sea salt, a pinch
  5. Balsamic glaze
Instructions
  1. After toasting your bread, scoop the flesh from 1/2 avocado and use a fork to mash evenly onto toast slice(s).
  2. Next, peel and thinly slice the hard-boiled egg crosswise. If your kids like to play with food or if this becomes your favorite snack, you might want to pick up an egg slicer. It is a fantastic single-purpose tool that turns out perfect rounds of hard-boiled egg.
  3. Place the egg slices on top of the avocado toast(s). Finish with a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Enjoy!
I turn to The Joy of Cooking for all my basic cooking instructions. To hard boil eggs according to this authoritative tome
  1. Choose a pot large enough to hold eggs in a single layer and fill with enough water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring water to a boil over high heat and gently lower the eggs into the water with a slotted spoon. Return water to a boil and immediately reduce the heat to a simmer. Start timing, allowing 14 minutes for large eggs. Remove eggs from water once time is up and plunge into cold water to prevent further cooking.
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