Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast

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While they’ve obviously been pretty popular for years, doesn’t it seem like the avocado craze has gained even more momentum in the last year or so? Just the other day I saw a tweet from @MangoTomato about a NYC bagel spot that sells avocado cream cheese (read: best idea ever!) and then a couple hours later I saw another tweet about an avocado hummus at Trader Joe’s. I personally can’t get enough avocado and can only dream about the possibility of having enough time in the morning to make an Avocado Coffee Milkshake every day. And I still make my Avocado Spinach Egg Salad like pretty much all the time. Basically, an avocado a day… makes me happy. And I bet they make you happy, too.

If you are dreading the day ahead, I’m thinking this Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast is the perfect way to start, warding off all evil dangers ahead. Then again, it always helps if you have someone who will whip this up for you at 7 a.m. Wouldn’t that just be the most fabulous thing in the world? I don’t know who first started eating avocado toast, but now it seems like everyone and their mother is doing it. I LOVE it, but wanted something more to fill me up in the morning (you don’t even want to know how ridiculously hungry I get if I don’t eat protein-packed foods every couple hours).

You guys, as I was writing this, no joke, @FrenchFoodieMom tweeted about this Avocado Margarita. Seriously? As if I needed my point proven even more. I’m a bit uncertain about this one, but as it involves tequila AND avocados, I think it’s pretty much a go. Annnd the perfect companion to this breakfast. Who needs coffee anyway? Gahd, I love Twitter for helping me make these discoveries when I’m not even looking. It’s a beautiful place.

Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast (serves 2):
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  • 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 T white vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices ciabatta bread
  • 1-2 avocados
  • 1 t freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 pieces prosciutto

 

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Quick, easy and all-around amazing, there’s nothing difficult about this recipe. The tomatoes take the longest amount of time, but you can roast them ahead of time if you want. I popped mine in the oven the night before I made this brunch, roasting them at 375 degrees on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and brushed with olive oil and salt and pepper for about 35 minutes .

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And then I popped them in a Tupperware container so they’d be ready in the morning.

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In a large sauce pan, with water coming up a couple inches on the side, bring water to a boil, along with 1 T white vinegar and a pinch of salt. Turn heat down to medium.

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Crack eggs into an individual ramekin one at a time.

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Carefully, set egg into boiling water, using a spoon to push the white to the yolk if necessary. Repeat with other eggs.

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Cook for about 3-4 minutes and then remove from water with slotted spoon to a paper towel-covered plate.

While the eggs are poaching, toast bread and mash avocado with a little bit of lime and salt and pepper.

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Now, I spread a generous layer of avocado (slash guacamole!) onto my toast.

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Then I topped with roasted tomatoes.

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A healthy dose of prosciutto. And an egg, of course!

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A super easy meal, but one that’s perfectly delicious. And satisfying to the very core. I mean, does this meal not have all the food groups in it? Really, it does. Unless you consider avocados and tomatoes to both be fruits… Then we’re missing out on vegetables. Close enough, though, right?

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A coffee on the side makes this the most complete meal ever. And one that I’d be perfectly happy to see on my dinner table, as well.

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Oh, avocado. How is it I want you more than butter, cream cheese, hummus, or anything else I can think of? It’s just not right, but it’s so fine with me.

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Bonus points awarded if your yolk is cooked perfectly and ultra runny.

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If there’s one thing better than avocado toast, it’s avocado toast soaked in egg yolk. Stop trying to deny it.

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A breakfast you really wouldn’t mind seeing at your dinner table, would you? WITH coffee, too, as I can pretty much drink coffee at any hour of the day and fall asleep with no problem at all. Probably not a good practice and one I should work on… But convenient for most occasions.

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And now I’m right back to craving avocado and thinking of other meals it would go perfectly with and other foods it can substitute for it.

Now I’d like to see if I could go ahead and create an avocado hollandaise. Yes? Something tells me it already exists!

What’s your favorite way to pig out on avocado? And furthermore, would you drink an avocado margarita?

[Sues]

16 Comments

  • Victoria said:

    Yes! So excited to see this idea. I’ve been having this minus the tomatoes and prosciutto nearly every morning, and I think this will really kick it up a notch. We’re huge avocado lovers in our house, even my 6 month old!

    January 31, 2013 1:04 am
  • oh this sounds INCREDIBLE! Perfect for any time of day!

    January 31, 2013 8:25 am
  • Beautiful! Now all this recipe needs is a heaping spoonful of hollandaise sauce on top. :)

    January 31, 2013 9:31 am
  • I don’t think it’s a craze, I think it’s just a heightened appreciation for this miracle food. I hope it never goes away! Also, I love avocado, but I need to almost PLAN my cravings since you can’t buy a ripe avocado, and you never know when it’ll be perfect, and then it gets overripe. Sigh. Or you make the BEST GUAC EVARRR… and the leftovers get brown and gross. I just wish it kept better!

    January 31, 2013 10:19 am
  • Shannon said:

    love avocado+egg toasts, had it for dinner last night, in fact :) topped with some hot sauce… yum. can’t get enough.

    January 31, 2013 10:23 am
  • kathy said:

    That looks amazing! I love anything with avocado. I totally agree with Shannon-hot sauce is the icing on the cake.

    January 31, 2013 10:58 am
  • Ashley said:

    Where was this last night? I had poached eggs + toast and chips + guacamole….but wasn’t genius enough to put them together with more marvelous things like meat and tomatoes. This looks soooo good. And egg yolk-soaked toast is the best, as long as it’s hot.
    I’d try the avocado margarita!

    January 31, 2013 1:48 pm
  • katelin said:

    sweet mercy that looks delectable.

    January 31, 2013 2:12 pm
  • I loooove avocados with my eggs in the morning! And I would drink just about anything with tequila in it, so, yes to an avocado margarita! ;)

    January 31, 2013 3:21 pm
  • Megan said:

    These look amazing! I would eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love every component. And those are some beautiful poached eggs! I’ll eat avocado in just about anything. Love avocado toast, guacamole, avocado salads, etc.

    January 31, 2013 5:15 pm
  • Odetta said:

    I could eat something like this every day. And I would probably try an avocado margarita. It sounds a little weird but delicious too!

    January 31, 2013 8:27 pm
  • You combined all my favorite foods! Whole wheat bread, avocado and roasted tomatoes! I’ve got to make this for brunch this weekend!

    February 1, 2013 9:09 am
  • Gia Grossman said:

    breakfast, lunch, dinner, I would eat this ALL the time!!

    February 1, 2013 10:40 am
  • so pretty!!! wish i could have one for breakfast right now :)

    February 1, 2013 10:40 am
  • Many thanks for sharing my Avocado Love Margarita it is definitely a winner you should try it! This breakfast option you are offering looks delicious great option for using avocados which I love, saludos!

    February 3, 2013 12:43 am
  • Oooh, love the poached egg! YUM!

    February 3, 2013 3:24 pm

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