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.

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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.

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

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

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.

 
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.