Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Breakfast Toasts

My new favorite breakfast consists of a piece of toast, a poached egg, avocado and anything else I can find in my fridge. Definitely hot sauce--Cholula chili lime. You guys. Have you had this? Run to the nearest store and buy it--RIGHT NOW. Sorry for yelling. I just love it that much. 

Avocado toasts is something I normally take to work for breakfast, sans egg because I don't always have time to poach an egg. Like this morning for example. I was lucky to get out the door wearing clothes. But when the morning runs smooth I can luckily manage to poach an egg. It just takes a little organization and time management which again, depends on the day. 

I have gotten into this habit of buying a loaf of sourdough bread at the farmers market every week.  Bread is a dangerous item for me to keep in my kitchen because I'll eat an entire loaf in a day and a half.  You know how they say everything in moderation? Yeah, I don't know how to do that. For example, this past weekend was my birthday and not only did I not moderate anything, I lived like a queen-- everything in excess. It was ugly. It's moments like these that make me glad I don't own a scale. All I can say is pasta. And desserts. And deep fried appetizers. And that's how I rolled for my birthday weekend. I'm not proud.  

I feel like I was attempting to make a point about bread. Ohhhh yeah. Since I sometimes scarf down a loaf in a couple of days, I tend to not buy bread very often and when I do, I try to buy a sprouted grain or a non-gmo bread. It makes me feel better about the "toast" part of this breakfast. I have even been known to use a frozen, gluten free waffle.

So this isn't as much of a "recipe" as it is a tutorial. Yes, it says serves one and yes, I make two eggs and two pieces of toast. For myself. Go ahead. Judge me.  Basically, throw some bread in the toaster (or oven), open your fridge and have at it.  I've used pimento cheese before.  Yeah.  I went there.  I am a southerner after all.  The basics are toast, avocado, egg.  Simple right? From time to time I'll throw on some slices of tomatoes or I'll saute some kale or spinach. Consider this piece of toast your blank canvas. The breakfast will give you the fuel you need to get through your morning. 

 Feel free to fry your egg if you don't have luck poaching but I'm including an article from the Huffington Post of Julia's poached egg tutorial.  You can do this.  You know how they say practice makes perfect?  They're talking about poaching eggs.  Trust me.  I've had MANY failed attempts.  Many.  Eventually you'll get it.  Hang in there, buttercup. 

Breakfast Toast

Serves 1

2 eggs
2 pieces of bread, toasted
1/2 avocado
Hot sauce for garnish

Heat water in saucepan over medium to medium low heat.  Once it starts to bubble, reduce heat to a slight bubble.  Pour in a splash of vinegar.  Place whole egg in water for 10 seconds.  Remove with slotted spoon.  Crack egg in a small bowl.  With slotted spoon, stir water in a circular motion.  Gently place egg in swirling water.  Let cook for about 5 minutes or until the white of the egg is set. Remove with slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.  

Meanwhile, toast the bread.  Remove from toaster.  Place on a plate.

Spread avocado onto toast.   Place egg on avocado.  Top with hot sauce.