Avocado Toast With Poached Eggs Recipe
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Have you ever wanted to learn to cook but just didn’t know where to start? Well we’re the guys from SORTEDfood and we’ve teamed up with Co-Op to create Now Cook It A free online course to show you how to up your food game. So head over to Now Cook It to get started but for now, check out this video from the course. Avocado on toast with poached eggs, And not just any poached eggs but perfectly poached eggs Which is where we’re going to start Grab yourself a pan of water which is about half filled You want to heat it to a boil And if you do that with a lid on, it’s much quicker And then for the eggs themselves, I’d much prefer to poach eggs when they’re at room temperature, it’s much easier. So if you keep your eggs in the fridge, you just want to warm them up. You can do that by placing them in a glass of warm water, just to take the chill off. Now, listen, it’s really, really weird, but it does help I promise. It’s a, a little, little tip, that helps. So, while your pan is warming up, and your eggs are taking the chill off, we can look at the avocado and help you prep that. Firstly, you’re going to need to cut your avocado in half. Stick your hand on top, and slice into the stone, and then rotate the avocado. Twist both halves and separate. Then take a spoon, and scoop out that stone. Scrape against the skin removing all of that flesh. Pop that onto the board and do the same with the other half. Then, take your knife and give it a rough chop, and keep the other hand out of the way in the claw position. Or have it on top. Take the avocado and place it into a bowl. Then with the back of a fork, you just kind of want to smash against the side of the bowl and that’s why you need a ripe avocado. You’re not looking for avocado purée you just kind of want to have a rough chunky chop. And that’s smashed avocado But, if we taste it now. You’ll see that is avocado That’s delicious At it’s basic level What we’re going to do now, is really, really elevate it. By adding in a couple of tablespoons of chopped coriander, It’s optional, but it really helps and a squeeze of lime juice. So you want just the leaves of the coriander, Rock the knife back and forth, you want about a tablespoon in total. It’s a really easy recipe to remember because it’s also a tablespoon of olive oil. And about a tablespoon of lime juice. If you have’t got fresh lime, you could go fresh lemon or you could even use the bottled stuff straight out the fridge, if that’s what you’ve got to hand. Then season it to taste And see what you think! Now, you tried it before, try again. I missed a bit. Did it miss your mouth? Sorry Is it that good? That is a completely different flavour. So it’s just the lime, the seasoning, the fresh coriander that really lifts it. So, that’s our avocado ready to go on toast. Now, for the toast. Yeah, you can use any type of bread here We’re using ciabatta So, slice that in half, stick it under the grill, for how long? Well, you want to keep an eye on it. Never leave a grill unattended, because it’s direct heat top down, probably 90 seconds to 2 minutes before you turn it over. Or of course, you can stick it into a toaster. Just keep an eye on it, if you smell burning, it’s too far. So, while you keep an eye on our toast we’ll look back at our water With the lid on, the chances are, it’s been boiling So, take the lid off and just let it cool down a little bit. you want bubbles on the bottom of the pan, But only a few of them making their way to the top. At this point, if you put a dash of vinegar in it not only seasons the water, but it helps the eggs to stick together, as you drop them in. or instead of the vinegar, you could add a pinch of salt, So again, that not only seasons the egg, but it helps it cling together. Now the water’s at the right temperature, Both eggs can go in at the same time By putting them into smaller containers, it makes this a bit easy. I want to watch this bit Very, very simple, Fresh eggs, poaching liquid, and just drop them in. Because of the salt, and/or vinegar they’ll just clump together. They will need two or three minutes to poach, now it will vary depending on the temperature of your egg and your pan, and your water volume But what you’re looking for, is something where the white has completely set, But when you scoop it out, you’ve still got a bounce on the yolk. While we’re waiting for that, we can plate everything else up The toast! Done. Golden on top? Yep, perfect A couple of those, thanking you. Plenty of our avocado Now remember, this is enough to serve one but it’s just as easy to scale up for two, or even four if cooking it for a brunch for friends at the weekend. Seriously impressive! And it’s so easy Spread it out, so that you’ve got that wonderful bed for the egg With a slotted spoon, just scoop the egg out and that’s what you’re looking for, set white Give it a wobble and a bouncy yolk, because you want a runny yolk. Drip it dry, drain it on a little bit of kitchen paper, just to get rid of excess water And then sit on top of your avocado. Grab the other one And you want to serve it nice and quick while that yolk is still runny with a little bit of fresh black pepper. There you go, everything you need to know to cook up smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs Oh, runny egg The thing is, in a restaurant, they’d charge you the earth for that wouldn’t they? Yeah, but now you can do it at home. Awesome avocado, perfect poached eggs. If you want to give it a go, the full recipe is available down below. And make sure you upload your photos when you do.

100 thoughts on “Avocado Toast With Poached Eggs Recipe

  1. I think a nice add on to now cook it would be some tool maintenance tips, specifically knife sharpening and such. :>

  2. Did Barry pretend to taste the Avocado? Was he faking that delicious face. Is Barry a fraud? Can we ever trust his recommendations?

  3. Just made this for tea and it was my first time making poached eggs… they're actually pretty easy! This was really tasty, can't wait to mix it up next time and add a few extra things 🙂

  4. Smashing an avocado is much easier if the bowl is textured, like some stoneware or often handmade items, not smooth like the one you used.

  5. A friend of mine has the "coriander tastes like soap" gene so we usually substitute fresh parsley (I'll garnish mine with a bit of coriander, though.) We also like a dash of heat (cayenne or sriracha) in the avocado. I love these recipes. Lots of opportunities to Level Up on our own.

  6. this was the first now cook it video that felt more like a cooking lesson, the others just felt like standard video recipes

  7. What I really love is avocado seasoned with ground papaya kernels instead of pepper. They are still kind of pepery, but it adds a nice touch…

  8. @SORTEDfood my poached eggs always seem to end up in white ribbons floating around the yolk, how do i keep the white as a solid unit? much love x

  9. And remember when warming the eggs in water they should sink to the bottom. If they float the eggs are not fresh and will not make good poached eggs.

  10. This recipe made me remember my brother seriously calling avocado "Tree Mayonnaise" for a good amount of time…

  11. My studio apartment doesn't come with a toaster and that grill tril sounds SO HELPFUL. THANK YOU

  12. I'm pretty disappointed that you guys didn't do any Hungarian dishes but covered everithing from German, British, French and even Greek.

  13. Side note: if you put the egg in water and it floats, throw it out, its rotton and you don't want to eat it!!

  14. I made this today, and it was sooo good! <3
    I was scared of poached eggs for so long, but with these detailed instructions nothing went wrong ^-^

  15. For some reason I always thought poaching eggs was much harder but after watching this yesterday I made this for my breakfast this morning it was so easy and so delicious!! Thanks guys. 🙂

  16. WHY WOULD YOU USE OLIVE OIL [OR ANY KIND OF OIL] WITH AVOCADO?!?! IT'S ALREADY VERY OILY!!! WHY DID YOU CHOP IT IF YOU WERE GOING TO SMASH IT? WHY DIDN'T YOU SMASH IT ON THE BOARD? You guys must really enjoy doing the washing up. And lastly, STOP RUINING EVERY SINGLE RECIPE YOU DO WITH CORIANDER!!!!!!!!!! Avocado is amazing on it's own, just a bit of salt and you are ready to go. Simple and delicious. Greetings from a very upset Chilean [avocados are everything for us].

  17. I just made this for my mum for Mother's Day! She absolutely loved it. Thank you!
    Unfortunately I don't really like avocado nor coriander, so I didn't taste it myself…

  18. To cut an avocado more efficiently hit the pit win your knife so it gets stuck in and rotate at pull it out. Then once the pits out make a sliver in the tip of the peel and peel it. This is so much easier and you'll waste no flesh at all

  19. Ciabatta is such a nice choice for this dish, crusty, rich and sturdy! Lots of room for beautiful toppings.

  20. my friend did once something similar with the eggs but she used way more vinegar than you guys (it was written like that in the recipe). the egg yolks didn't hold like they should… how much vinegar do you recommend? also, does salt do something, like holding the egg yolk together?
    I can't tell why it didn't work for my friend.

  21. The fact the avocado was a bit brown and there's some black dots and they leave it as is bugs me

  22. this was my first attempt on making poached eggs so the eggs didn't quite work. Had to settle on over easy eggs XD

  23. Not sure where this avocado and eggs first started, think Australia, but it's absolutely revolting!!!! People are abusing both avos and eggs here. Pre-school cooks take head, stop it!!! You lose both the flavour of the avocados and the egg and it turns into a tasteless moosh. Yea Avos are brilliantly healthy, so are eggs for that matter but stop putting Avos into everything. When I first arrived in the UK and Europe hardly anyone had ever tasted an Avo and you couldn't get them in the shops. When you did they were the never ripening kind from Israel and the few intrepid foodies who tried them ended up chewing on bitter, chewy ,watery and rubbery shit. So they they took awhile to become the in food stuff, a couple of decades in fact since their first appearance and a good ripening avoid was available. I grew up eating things like avos cause they grew on trees just outside my bedroom window. Now however in the UK the beautifully avo is being put into everything and the kitchen sink where it doesn't really belong. I tried it, I was startled by the combination eggs and avo, I had to try it. No, no, no no, no. Yuck. Thing is Avos go with so many many scrumptious things, almost endless combinations, my personal favourite is avo on toast with crispy  beacon and light fluffy grated mature manchego or parmesan cheese, or avo and choreso, avo and almost everything but not eggs!  This is an affectation of the worst order, like cabbage and strawberry jam??? It doesn't work, just doesn't, I will never be convinced. Its not the texture, I love the texture of both, its the taste it just doesn't do it for either of the ingredients, wrecks them both equally. Nada.

  24. didn't rate them poached eggs lads looked more like fried eggs, spin the water first before the egg goes in and have it a little hotter so the egg cooks in a billowy round fuller ball shape not a flat mush on the bottom of the pan still. 6/10

  25. I sometimes think I can live on avocado and mango!! Two of my very very favorite things. Great recipe, thanks Ben and Berry I'm going to try this one! (After my broken foot heals up… Dammit, so annoying!!) Much love to you both, 😘😘

  26. I killed a hobo last week.

    I would like to deep fry one of his flip-flop sandals, and eat it with arugula and a nice bed of smug self satisfied soiled mattress.
    Can you help me with that recipe? Because if you can't, there are 354,040,205 other idiots on the internet posting worthless advice………And (literally) countless morons watching.

  27. Here's how you make THE BEST avacado toast….

    Buy an avacado and buy some bread. Toast the bread and slice the avacado… then smash it all together and cry into it with your vegan superiority complex tears. Dadaaaa! Then fire it out of a cannon into the abyss of no one giving a fuck about your food choices 😂👏🏻😂👏🏻🎉🎉🎉

  28. The avocado to egg ratio is wrong. Serve it in a crumpet instead. Less avocado for one egg. A little tequila in the avocado is a plus!!!!!

  29. honestly it doesn't take two people to make this, toast and egg with crushed avocado is not rocket science

  30. Perfect poached eggs: poach for 1 minute, cover pan and remove from heat, leave for 5 minutes. Works every single time.

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