Monday, March 4, 2013

Avocado Egg Breakfast Sandwich

I know that I just put the bread slices in the freezer but I had a craving and I love avo and eggs. There is this neighborhood haunt of mine in BK that I make a point to visit when I go home. The place is called Iris Cafe, and it's perfect after a long bike ride to Red Hook. They have an avocado and soft boiled egg breakfast dish on the menu that is simply divine. I order it every time I go there with a big 'ole cup of Stumptown coffee (skim milk, no sugar).
The one and only Iris Cafe (please don't get more popular or I won't get a seat)
I have since turned their idea into one that I can make at home, but even simpler. I can never get soft boiled eggs to come out perfectly, so I make this recipe with either a fried egg or scrambled eggs, which take absolutely no effort or skill. I toasted a slice of the no-knead beer bread and smeared that avocado good.  
Simple- three ingredients
I don't have a toaster oven so I used a real oven (hint-use a toaster oven)
'Bout ready to flip
The Single Serving!
Avocado Egg (open face) Breakfast Sandwich Recipe:
    1/4 or 1/2, avocado (depending on size of bread slice)
    1 bread slice 
    1 egg

How To-
Turn your skillet onto medium high and let it heat up. If the skillet is hotter when you put the egg in, it becomes more fried-like. Spray your skillet with non-stick spray when it is hot. In the meantime, toast your bread slice in your toaster oven. As you can see, I used my regular oven broiler  to speed things up but it requires careful observance or you will burn the top. Fry or scramble your egg. In the meantime, use a butter knife to spread the avocado on the toasted bread slice. Place the egg on top of the avocado or on the side, as you like.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever you have lying around the house. As you will have seen me lament in the past, I have not had access to great bread and instead have been using store-bought sandwich bread for this recipe. So having the homemade bread really made a difference and made me feel like I was sitting in Iris, not in my living room. That said, it is completely satisfactory to use whatever you have on hand- and you can't go wrong with avo and eggs.

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