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It was 7 a.m, a sunny Saturday morning in Santa Monica, and I woke up thinking about avocados. Well, not exactly avocados in general. Just the fully ripe avocado that sat on the table. Since I’m one who hates to waste food, I decided to make my friend (whom I was visiting) and I a brunch classic: avocado toast with soft boiled eggs.
Avocados and I kind of have an interesting history, and it’s not a long one. You see…I didn’t know what an avocado was until college. Apparently my mom is allergic to them, so we never had avocados (or guacamole) in the house. My introduction to the avocado was met with utter disbelief when I asked someone at a party what the delicious green stuff was next to the tortilla chips.
That was a little less than 10 years ago, so it’s safe to say I know what an avocado is now. I honestly don’t buy them mostly because I can never perfect when an avocado is perfectly ripe. But if I do have one, I make two pretty basic dishes with it. One is my five-ingredient guacamole or this avocado toast.
Now smashed avocado on toast is fine to eat, but it’s ow you doctor it that makes it into a tasty meal. Since I sort of have an obsession with putting eggs on everything (burgers, fried rice, you name it), I decided to make some soft boiled eggs to go with it. Sprinkled with freshly cracked salt and pepper, this lazy Saturday brunch was an easy one to throw together.
How to make soft boiled eggs
I know making soft boiled eggs sounds intimidating, but I’m telling you right now, I’m convinced it’s easier to make than a fried egg. Seriously.
I’m going to put this guide in the recipe, but if you’re feeling nervous about making them, here’s a guide on how to make them.
- Step one: Boil water in a small saucepan. Make sure there’s enough water in the pot so the eggs can be fully submerged in the water when you place them in.
- Step two: Once the water is boiling, carefully place the eggs into the pot. If you move quickly, the eggs will probably crack. The best way tot do this is putting them in slowly one-by-one with a slotted spoon.
- Step three: Let the eggs cook for 6 minutes. Once it’s up, use the slotted spoon to move the eggs one-by-one into a colander (i.e. strainer).
- Step four: Run the eggs under cold water until they are cool enough to touch.
- Step five: Roll the eggs on a cutting board to crack the shells. Peel carefully—the shells should slip right off.
Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs
- 1 slice of toast
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 egg
- Salt & pepper
- Fill a small pot halfway with water, then set on the stove to boil.
- When the water is boiling, slowly place the egg into the water with a slotted spoon. Cook for 6 minutes.
- Remove the egg to a colander, then run under cold water until cool to touch.
- Crack the eggs by rolling them on a cutting board, then peel slowly.
- Scoop out the 1/2 avocado and smash it onto a piece of toast.
- Place the egg on the avocado toast, then slice open. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired, then eat!