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Poached Egg and Avocado on Toast

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I used to be afraid of poached eggs because they seemed impossible and I didn’t even like egg yolks, ever. Well, out of nowhere, poached eggs started to look amazing, so I figured out how to make one (got it right on my first try!) and I’ve been making them at least a few times a week since. Great story, I know.

You should make this. It’s healthy, filling, delicious, and a truly good start to your day.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Egg
  • ¼ whole Avocado
  • 1 slice Toasted Bread
  • Salt And Pepper

Preparation

Poaching the egg:

Bring a couple of inches of water in a small pan to an almost boil (just when the bottom of the pan is covered with little bubbles). Crack egg into a small ramekin or bowl.

Make a gentle whirlpool with a spoon or spatula handle. I’ve found that if the whirlpool is too “violent,” the egg does not stay together as well.

Gently slide egg into the center of the whirlpool and don’t freak out! It will look hectic for a second, but the whites should coagulate after a few seconds.

Set a timer for about three minutes. If the egg sticks to the bottom, gently move your spoon under it to release it (after 30 seconds to 1 minute).

The egg is done when the whites are set but the yolk is still jiggly. You can check it by gently bringing it to the surface with a slotted spoon.

When the egg is done, remove it with a slotted spoon and let it sit on a paper towel for a moment to dry off. Then slide the egg to its final destination and enjoy!

To make this delectable dish, mash the avocado on a piece of toast. Top with your freshly poached egg, salt and pepper to taste. I like to smash the egg into the avocado. Yum.

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Ree | The Pioneer Woman on 5.20.2011

I am dying over this. It looks divine!

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hellosal on 5.19.2011

I eat something like this often, except I use a fried egg. The poached egg looks like it would be even better. I’ve always thought poached eggs are so pretty and look so tasty but all my attempts have been disasters. However, after reading your tutorial I think that I may have been making too violent a vortex, also I always try to crack the egg right into the vortex instead of using a bowl. I’m going to try again! And your photo is beautiful!

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zhen on 8.4.2013

Thanks for including “how” to poach the egg. Delicious! Deeeelicious!

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