Perfect Poached Eggs On Creamy Avocado Toast

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Poached eggs are a breakfast staple for many reasons. They’re incredibly versatile, healthy, and surprisingly easy to make. When paired with the creamy richness of avocado, this dish becomes a flavor and nutritional powerhouse. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to create the perfect poached egg, along with a delicious and satisfying avocado accompaniment.

Ingredients:

Smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs and tomatoes
Smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs and tomatoes

2 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings: Everything bagel seasoning, hot sauce, crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh herbs (such as dill or chives)
  • Instructions:

    1. Bring a pot of water to a simmer. Fill a medium saucepan with about 2 inches of water. Place the pot over medium heat and bring the water to a simmer. A simmer is when the water is gently bubbling with small, rolling movements. You don’t want the water to be at a full boil.

    2. Add the vinegar. Once the water is simmering, add the vinegar. The vinegar helps the egg whites solidify and keeps them from spreading out too much in the water.

    3. Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Gently crack each egg into a separate small bowl. This allows you to see the quality of the egg white before adding it to the water.

    4. Swirl the water to create a vortex. Use a spoon to gently stir the simmering water in a circular motion, creating a small vortex in the center of the pot. This swirling motion will help the egg whites wrap around the yolk as it cooks.

    5. Gently slide the eggs into the water. One at a time, carefully slide each egg from the bowl into the center of the vortex. Try not to splash the water too much, as this can disturb the egg whites.

    6. Cook the eggs for 3-4 minutes. Set a timer for 3-4 minutes. The exact cooking time will depend on how runny you like your yolk. For a softer yolk, cook for 3 minutes. For a firmer yolk, cook for 4 minutes.

    7. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon. Once the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness, use a slotted spoon to gently remove them from the water. Let any excess water drip off the spoon before placing them on a paper towel-lined plate.

    8. Prepare the avocado. While the eggs are cooking, cut the avocado in half, pit it, and scoop out the flesh. You can either slice the avocado or mash it with a fork, depending on your preference.

    9. Assemble and enjoy! Place the avocado on a plate, top it with the poached egg(s), and season with salt and pepper to taste. Get creative with your toppings! Everything bagel seasoning, hot sauce, crumbled feta cheese, or chopped fresh herbs are all delicious options.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 280

  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 185mg
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Please note: This is just an estimate, and the actual nutritional content will vary depending on the size of the avocado and the ingredients you use.

    Conclusion

    Poached eggs with avocado is a quick, healthy, and incredibly satisfying breakfast option. The combination of protein from the eggs and healthy fats from the avocado will keep you feeling full and energized throughout the morning. Plus, the versatility of this dish allows you to customize it to your taste preferences with a variety of toppings.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. What if my eggs don’t hold their shape? There are a few reasons why your poached eggs might not hold their shape. One possibility is that the water wasn’t simmering hot enough. Another possibility is that the eggs were too fresh. Fresh eggs have a higher pH level in the whites, which can make them spread more easily in the water. Eggs that are a few days old will work better for poaching.

    2. Can I use a different type of vinegar? Yes, you can use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar in place of the white vinegar.

    3. How can I poach multiple eggs at once? You can poach multiple eggs at once, but you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly. If you’re using a smaller pot, you might need to cook the eggs in batches.