Poached Eggs with Smashed Avocado & Tomatoes Recipe

Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Poached Eggs:

  • 4 large, fresh eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt to taste

For the Smashed Avocado:

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

For the Toast and Tomatoes:

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread (or your favorite bread)
  • 1 cup vine-ripened cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions:

1. Roast the Tomatoes:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes, or until slightly blistered and softened.

2. Prep the Avocado:

  • Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a bowl.
  • Add the lime juice, salt, pepper, and optional red pepper flakes.
  • Mash the avocado with a fork until it reaches your desired consistency (chunky or smooth).

3. Toast the Bread:

  • Toast your bread slices to your preferred level of doneness.

4. Poach the Eggs:

  • Fill a medium saucepan with about 3 inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Add the white wine vinegar. The vinegar helps the egg whites set more quickly.
  • Crack one egg into a small bowl or ramekin.
  • Using a spoon, gently swirl the simmering water to create a whirlpool effect.
  • Carefully slip the egg into the center of the whirlpool.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny.
  • Carefully remove the poached egg with a slotted spoon and set it on a paper towel to drain.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining eggs.

5. Assemble the Dish:

  • Spread the smashed avocado generously on the toasted bread slices.
  • Top each toast with the roasted cherry tomatoes.
  • Place a poached egg on top of each toast.
  • Season with freshly cracked black pepper and a touch of salt if needed.

Tips:

  • Use the freshest eggs possible for the best poached eggs.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when poaching the eggs. You may need to do them in batches.
  • For a creamier avocado, add a dollop of Greek Yogurt or sour cream to the mash.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like chopped chives or cilantro for added flavor.

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