Today is National Toast Day. Just how creative can you get with toast? As a fan of Avocados, I for one was glad to see the Avocado Toast craze we enjoyed a while back. It was amazing to see all the different ways there were to spread avocados on toasted bread.
I like this particular recipe for Egg-In-A-Hole for two reasons. First, it’s a different approach to the whole avocado toast thing, so I get my avocado fix. Secondly, you could skip the avocado part all together, going straight for the Egg-In-A-Hole toast instead, still observing National Toast Day, just without the mashed green stuff. That makes Hubby and Kiddo happy. Serve this along side some crisp bacon, fresh orange juice and piping hot coffee and you’ve got yourself a wonderful breakfast.
Egg-In-A-Hole Avocado Toast
2 medium ripe Avocado
4 tablespoons Lime Juice, or to taste
3 tablespoons fresh Chives, finely minced
Kosher Salt to taste
Black Pepper, freshly ground to taste
4 slices Artisan, Rustic or Sourdough Bread, thick
4 tablespoons Butter
4 large Eggs
Peel, seed and dice the avocado. Place in a bowl with the lime juice, kosher salt and a few turns of the black pepper mill. Coarsely mash the avocado with a fork to desired consistency. Add chives and mix to blend together. Set aside.
Using a cookie cutter or glass, cut a 2.5 to 3-inch circle from the center of each bread slice.
Melt the butter in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Swirl the pan to spread the butter around nicely.
Add the bread and bread rounds into the skillet with the melted butter. Cook until the bread is golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Flip all the bread. Crack one egg at a time into a bowl and carefully pour the egg into the hole of each piece of bread. Season the eggs with salt and pepper. Cover skillet and cook until eggs are as set as desired, about 3 to 6 minutes.
Note: The bread rounds will cook faster than the eggs (in about 1 to 2 minutes); remove them from the skillet as soon as they’re golden browned and place on a plate.
Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, carefully remove egg-in-a-holes and place on the plate with the rounds. Evenly spread the avocado mixture over the bread and bread rounds and serve immediately.
Adapted from Averie Cooks