I think it’s fair to say that just about everyone on Instagram has taken a picture of avocado toast at some point over the last couple years. It’s one of the most talked about breakfast foods, and it’s one you can make at home on your own.
You can mix together the ingredients to make an avocado paste or guacamole spread, and it’s not difficult to do. It only takes a few ingredients to make a basic spread, and it tastes so good on lightly toasted bread.
For some people, making avocado toast at home can be a little bit of a challenge, because they have not tried to do much beyond spread butter on their bread for breakfast. Then, the idea of cooking up sunny side up eggs at home and putting that on the toast ups the challenge and further intimidates them.
How to Make Avocado Toast with Fried Egg
I want to share with you really simple method for making avocado toast that uses just a few ingredients. I’ll break down the method for you step-by-step so that it should be easy to handle.
- 1 slice of bread
- 1/4 of an avocado
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tablespoon of butter
- Toast your bread until it becomes crispy and takes on a golden brown color.
- As the bread is heating, you can cook your egg in the skillet. In a skillet on the stovetop, heat up your butter until it melts and then add in the egg. Keep cooking the egg without touching it until the white part solidifies. Then, use the spatula to move it in one smooth motion from the frying pan to a plate.
- Then, place your avocado piece on the toast and slice it up into small pieces. Mash the avocado down onto the toast.
- Transfer the egg onto the top of your toast and season with salt and pepper.
How to Make Avocado Toast Taste Better
The recipe I gave you above is really simple, and there’s a lot more you can do to add some flavor complexity to this dish.
Every one of your ingredients could be improved by choosing fresh, high-quality ingredients. You may notice the taste difference between farm fresh eggs and ones that aren’t so ethically sourced.
Your bread can be a big part of this that’s easy to modify and improve. Try whole grain toast or honey oat bread to shake things up and see how it improves the taste.
Make sure you use fresh avocado as well.
You can also add a lot more garnishes to this dish. Try sprinkling bacon bits, parsley, parmesan cheese, paprika, basil, or chili pepper to the dish.
Try adding slices of tomato, onion, or garlic to spruce up your avocado spread, or you can make guacamole from scratch for a really flavorful and creamy spread.
You could just buy the guacamole from the grocery too, if you want to save yourself some work.
How to Make Avocado Toast with Poached Egg
Fried egg may not be to your liking, or you may just want something that’s healthier or a bit different from the norm. Whatever the case may be, trying avocado toast with poached egg as an alterative that I can fully get behind. Here’s how you poach your egg, in case you need to know.
Boil a large pot of water, and crack an egg into a separate bowl while the water is boiling. Add a little vinegar to the water and then stir in a circle to create a vortex inside the pot. From there, reduce the heat and allow the water to achieve a roiling boil at the bottom of the pot.
Then, pour the egg into the center of the pot and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. How long it needs to cook will depend on what level of doneness you want from it. Use a slotted spoon to take the egg out and then place it directly on your avocado toast.
How to Store Leftover Avocado Toast
Toasted bread doesn’t store very well, so I don’t recommend it, if you have a choice. You can store guacamole or mashed avocado just fine in the fridge for a few days, though.
Just place it into an airtight container and put it in the fridge. Ensure you use the avocado within 2 days.
What happens if you spread the avocado into the toast the night before and have that sitting in the fridge until morning? The bread will become soggy, as the cold temperature causes water condensation to form.
It will lose its crunchy, crispy texture and not taste very good. It’s best to just wait to put the avocado on the toast until you are ready to eat it.
Avocado paste or guacamole can be made up the night before, if you want to save a little time. It spreads easily on the bread even after being stored in the fridge for hours.
You are less likely to make a hole in the bread if you mash your avocado before putting it onto the bread.
How to Make Guacamole for Avocado Toast
You can use guacamole or mashed avocado interchangeably on toast for this dish. Guacamole is more flavorful and has more components to it, but it will take some extra work to make.
Guacamole is usually a combination of mashed avocado, garlic powder (or fresh, minced garlic), pico de gallo, diced tomato, diced onion, fresh chopped cilantro and salsa.
You don’t have to use all of those components to make guacamole, but those are all the traditional items. It’s up to you what you use.
You can mix all of your ingredients in a blender to puree them for guacamole. This spread goes onto the toast easily and pairs so well with a fried or poached egg.
Try it instead of plain, mashed avocado next time for a wonderful culinary experience.