recipe

Avocado toast is the “it” toast. And for good reason: it’s healthy, delicious, and one of the simplest things to make for a snack. Add a fried egg and you’ve got yourself a meal.

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stove
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
yield
  • Serves 2

Prepare Ingredients

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons
extra-virgin olive oil, measured separately
1 teaspoon
lemon juice, squeezed from ½ lemon
Salt and pepper
1
ripe avocado
2 (½-inch-thick) slices
crusty bread
2
large eggs

Gather Cooking Equipment

2
small bowls
Whisk
Cutting board
Butter knife
Soupspoon
Toaster
10-inch nonstick skillet with lid
Spatula
1
 
1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon
lemon juice, squeezed from ½ lemon
Salt and pepper

In small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, pinch salt, and pinch pepper.

 
2
 
1
ripe avocado

Use butter knife to cut avocado in half (see photos, below). Separate halves, then remove and discard pit. Scoop avocado into bowl with lemon dressing; discard skin. Use fork to break avocado into large pieces, then mash into dressing until mostly smooth.

Fear Not the Avocado_1

Use butter knife to cut avocado in half lengthwise around pit.

Using your hands, twist both halves in opposite directions to separate.

Fear Not the Avocado_2

Use soupspoon to scoop out pit; discard pit.

Use spoon to scoop out avocado from skin; discard skin. Avocado can now be sliced, chopped, or mashed.

 
3
 
2 (½-inch thick) slices
crusty bread

Place bread in toaster and toast until golden on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread avocado mixture evenly on toasts.

 
4
 
2 teaspoons
extra-virgin olive oil
2
large eggs
Salt and pepper

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over low heat for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, crack eggs into second small bowl and add pinch salt and pinch pepper.

Heating oil and cracking eggs

 
5
 

Increase heat to medium-high and heat oil for 1 minute (oil should be hot but not smoking). Working quickly, pour eggs into skillet, cover skillet, and cook for 1 minute.

 
6
 

Turn off heat and slide skillet to cool burner. Let sit, covered, for about 1 minute for slightly runny yolks or about 2 minutes for set yolks.

 
7
 

Use spatula to transfer 1 fried egg to each toast. Serve.