"Millennials aren't buying homes because they're spending all their money on avocado toast"
While I'd like to call bullshit on this statement, it's half-true. Living in New York means that the thought of owning a home doesn't cross my mind, like ever. Now that we've thrown that out of the possibilities bucket, let's talk avo toast.
Every cafe on every block in every state of America is selling this stuff, and I don't blame them. What better way to fill up than with creamy dreamy avocado on a crunchy, hearty piece of bread? (There is no better way). Ever since Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market debuted their "teeny tiny avocados" at only $3 for 6 avocados, I've been making this stuff often. I make what I call my "weekend" avocado toast on Saturdays and Sundays, and always on days I work from home. The rest of the days I usually throw an avocado in my bag and make an abridged version at work.
This ain't no middle of the mall avocado toast. It's salty, creamy, savory, flavorful, multi-dimensional, and perfect. It's avocado toast the best way I know how, and now I'm ready to share it with the world. My secret "ingredient" is the perfect blend of toppings: nori furikake - a Japanese dried seasoning for rice, red chili flakes for a little heat, and fresh cracked black pepper and salt to bring it all together. It's best enjoyed on a slow morning when your to-do list is creeping up on you but your favorite magazine's late summer issue just came out and you wanna read it cover-to-cover and then go back to sleep for 3 or 4 hours. It can't be rushed. It can't be done any other way. Scroll down for the deets. 🙏🏽 I hope you enjoy this treat like I do!
Makes: One serving. Time: 15 minutes.
- 1 very small avocado
- 1 slice sourdough bread
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp ghee or grassfed butter
- 1 oz full-fat crumbled feta cheese
- nori furikake - try this - black sesame seeds work if you don't like seaweed
- red chili flakes
- salt + pepper
- In a small pan on medium-high, bring 1 tbsp of olive oil to a 'bubble'
- Throw in the grape tomatoes and a pinch of salt and allow them to blister for 5 minutes, then transfer them from the pan to a plate
- Melt the ghee or butter in the same pan on medium-high
- When it starts to sizzle, slowly crack the egg over it. Shape the egg into a small oval with a spatula, cornering it in the pan
- Swirl the egg around in the butter and then flip it, cooking for 2+ minutes on the other side depending on how well-done you like your egg. Take it off of the heat source.
- Toast your bread and slice open the avocado
- Assemble the toast: Toast, avocado mashed with a fork, egg, nori furikake, red chili flake, crumbled feta.
- Serve with the blistered tomatoes and a big glass of iced coffee or a matcha latte (my favorite brand of matcha is now on Amazon!). Live your best life.