2 slices whole grain bread
⅓ 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
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
Original recipe, more pictures, and Nutrition Facts visit: Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast @ pinchofyum.com