Simple Egg-in-a-Hole Avocado Toast is a very simple affair with only an egg, a piece of toast and some avocado slices. You can also read about my scary knife story as well as learn a lesson about how not to care for your favorite knife.
Knives evoke strong emotions at my house.
Not only do I have a scary family story involving a knife, but I’m also eating a few words today in regard to knife-care. And then there’s this Simple Egg-in-a-Hole Avocado Toast I could eat every night for supper.
The Knife Story:
Let me just say…
This is one of my best and scariest stories.
It all started when my younger son (a fifth-grader at the time) was playing with a neighborhood friend (I’ll call him “Ace”) at his house. Ace’s 12-year-old brother went berserk over a perceived injustice between himself and Ace. The 12-yr-old grabbed a butcher knife and began to threaten Ace.
Ace and my son sprinted across the street to our house seeking safety. Ace’s brother followed soon thereafter and started beating on our locked front door. He cracked the stained glass with the handle of the knife.
All the while, the older brother was screaming how he wanted to kill Ace. In anger and frustration, he turned and used the knife like a machete to level the flowers in my front flower beds.
As if that wasn’t enough…
Ace’s brother ran down the driveway to our garage. Unfortunately, it was open. Inside the house, my older son and I frantically dashed to the door between the garage and kitchen.
We got there just in time to push it shut while Ace’s brother tried to push it open from the other side. The back-and-forth pushing and pulling of the door continued for a few adrenaline-filled seconds until we finally got the door locked. Finally, Ace’s brother tired of beating on the garage door and retreated back to his house across the street.
The drama continues…
The boys and I cautiously peeked out our front windows and watched him cross the street and slit the tires on his momma’s van parked in the driveway. After that, he started to walk down the street.
Next, we saw the police arrive and cart off Ace’s brother to wherever they take troubled kids. We all breathed a sigh of relief.
The silver lining…
The silver lining to this story is the way it drew us together as a family as only a crisis can do. We were thanking God that nobody was seriously hurt, but also asking Him to provide the help Ace’s brother needed. We had a new appreciation for the parenting struggles our neighbors endured, which were heretofore covered up in our presence.
Less importantly, we got a new front door, and my boys had writing material for the rest of their school days.
On a less terrifying note but still related to knives…
I confess. I can be a knife abuser. In other words, I don’t always take care of my knives like I should.
This is what can happen to a good knife after washing it in the dishwasher too many times.
How Not to Treat Your Favorite Kitchen Knife:
The knife pictured above was my favorite. Sad, I know. I used to say, “If I can’t put it in the dishwasher, I don’t need it.” In fact, I once gave away 12 place-settings of blue Wedgwood with the white raised figures on the perimeter because my mom said it shouldn’t go in the dishwasher.
Fortunately, that china is still in the family.
In my defense, I want my knives to be really clean and the dishwasher water gets way hotter than the water from my faucet. But as you can see, abusing a knife like this will drastically shorten its life. The handle only lasted about 3 years and the blade is dulled.
Now that my husband replaced it for my birthday, I have repented and vowed to change my dishwashin’ ways.
While we’re on the subject of knives…
It’s an opportune time to share a recipe for this simple breakfast or supper made easier when using a good, sharp knife.
How to make Simple Egg-in-a-Hole Avocado Toast in Under 9 Minutes
Use a biscuit cutter to cut a round hole in the middle of a slice of bread.
Remove the cut-out center.
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Place both pieces of bread into skillet.
Crack an egg into center of bread. Season with salt and pepper.
Flip toast over to brown the reverse side.
Use a sharp knife or an avocado slicer to cut a fresh avocado in half by rolling it around the seed. Then carefully strike seed so as to imbed the knife into the seed. Pivot knife slightly back and forth to loosen seed and remove it.
Scoop avocado from outer shell with a spoon.
Place your egg-in-a-hole toast onto a plate and position avocado wedges on top. Cut toast in half down the middle with a sharp knife to expose the runny yolk.
- 2 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 avocado
- Salt and pepper
- Use a biscuit cutter to cut a round hole in the middle of a slice of bread.
- Remove the cut-out center.
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Place both pieces of bread into skillet.
- Crack an egg into center of bread. Season with salt and pepper.
- When toast is browned, flip over to brown the other side.
- Use a sharp knife to cut a fresh avocado in half by rolling it around the seed. Then carefully strike seed so the knife blade is embedded into it. Pivot knife slightly back and forth to loosen seed and remove it.
- Scoop avocado from outer shell with a spoon.
- Place your egg-in-toast onto a plate and position avocado wedges on top. Cut toast in half down the middle with a sharp knife so the runny yolk is exposed.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 319 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 201mg Sodium: 422mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 2g Protein: 10g
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