Ok, today I am going completely Millennial with you all and sharing a recipe for avocado toast. This recipe comes from Justin who likes avocado a lot more than I do. I can add a bit to a taco or something like that, but don’t like when it’s the main flavor in a food.
A few weeks ago we had some avocados in the refrigerator that were perfectly ripe, but nothing to do with them at that time. Justin decided that he wanted to make some avocado toast with a fried egg on top, and went to work in the kitchen while I happily ate my bowl of cereal!
I was making fun of Justin, saying he’s a typical Millennial because of the comments from Millionnaire Tim Gurner saying that Millennials aren’t buying homes because they spend all of their money on avocado toast and coffee. It’s such a laughable comment, it’s become a joke. Yes, I agree that it seems silly to spend so much money on things you can make from home, but two food items are not responsible for an entire generation’s frame of mind.
Anyways, back to the recipe. Avocado toast is one of easiest breakfasts you can make at home, and it’s so much cheaper than buying it out somewhere. Avocados here costs $0.68 each, and a loaf of bread is about $3. That loaf usually has about 20 pieces of bread, so assuming you make two slices per day, using one full avocado between them, each serving would average $1. This is probably one of the most frugal breakfast meals you can make. Even adding the eggs, you are looking at about $1.50-$2 per day, plus about 10-15 minutes of time.
An added benefit of the avocado egg toast breakfast is the number of nutrients in an avocado, plus the protein and other benefits of the egg, on top of bread, means you will have a very filling early morning meal leaving you full until lunch.
First, make two slices of toast in your toaster. They can be cooked to any degree of toastiness, whatever you prefer. I like my toast barely cooked, Justin likes his a bit more crunchy than me. Slice open your avocado being careful with the pit so you don’t ruin your knife. I find it best to slide the knife in longways, just until you feel the pit, then work around in a circle until the two halves pull apart.
Use a spoon or avocado tool to pull the avocado out of the skin (discarding the pit), and use a fork to mash it in a bowl. The more ripe the avocado is, the softer it will be, thus easier to smash. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, and a splash of olive oil to taste. Spread the avocado between the two pieces of toast.
Make two fried eggs, one for each piece of toast, by following the recipe HERE. You can make the fried eggs any way you want. Justin like his cooked over-hard, but you can certainly make them over easy as well. Place one egg each on top of the avocado, and enjoy your Millennial breakfast!
Avocado Egg Toast
- 2 slices bread
- 1 avocado
- olive oil (to taste)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Toast the bread slices according to preference
- Slice open the avocado and use a fork to smash it in a bowl
- Spread the avocado on the toast
- Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste
- Cook the fried egg according to the recipe found HERE
- Add the eggs on top of the avocado and enjoy