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Poached eggs with basil over lemony avocado toast

30 minutes

super easy

serves 1

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Ingredients

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1 Large Avocado
Juice of about half a lemon
Pinch or two of salt
Freshly cracked black pepper, plus extra for serving
1 very fresh egg (or 2 if you want this toast to be shared by two)
French boule bread (or any good bread),
Butter for toast
2 T or so good feta cheese
1 T basil olive oil or other really good, flavorful extra virgin olive oil
1-2 T sunflower seeds

Directions

1.

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Cut avocado in half and scoop into a small bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over the top, and mix to combine, keeping it pretty chunky.
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2.

Add a pinch of salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Set aside. Heat a pot of water over medium heat until simmering (NOT boiling—in fact, to make things easy, use a meat thermometer—you want the water to be about 190-200 degrees). Use a big spoon to stir the water around and around in one direction until swirling.
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3.

Crack egg into a tiny bowl, and lower the bowl to the edge of the water and gently tip the egg in. The swirling water will help to wrap the egg white around itself and coagulate. Let the egg poach for 3-4 minutes or so, and in the meantime, toast bread until golden, and slather with a little butter, followed by the avocado. The egg is done when whites are cooked through and yolk feels soft and springy to the touch. Carefully remove the egg with a slotted spoon and set in the middle of the avocado toast.
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4.

Sprinkle with feta cheese, and drizzle basil oil thinly all over the top. Lastly, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and a little extra salt and freshly cracked pepper, and eat right away. Do not pause to take pictures like I did or attempt any other task. Just eat it... by yourself or with someone you love.
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Notes

*Nutrition info is a rough estimate based on the ingredients. Note that values may vary from case to case.
*As with all recipes, there is a number of ways you can get things done. If you believe that some of the instructions can be improved, or have a good alternative solution, feel free to leave a comment.

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