Avocado Fun Facts:
There are more than 500 varieties.
The average avocado contains 300 calories.
Avocados have the highest protein content of any fruit.
Avocados are considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet as they contain in excess of 25 essential nutrients.
Avocado Smear with Poached Egg
Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free
MASH avocado lightly in small bowl; smear on toast.
TOP with tomato slices and poached eggs; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and hot sauce, if desired.
To poach eggs, bring 1-1/2 inches of water barely to a simmer (190ºF if you have a thermometer) in a non-stick skillet or wide shallow pan. Add a few teaspoons of white vinegar to help coagulate the eggs - and no salt! Use fresh eggs for best results. (There is a three digit number on the carton representing the days of the year the eggs were packed and cloudy egg whites are the freshest.) Break the eggs first into a custard cup or metal measuring cup. When the water is ready, start a very gentle swirling motion with a wooden spoon. Carefully lower the custard cup into the water so a little hot water runs in and then tip the cup to let the egg out. Cook for about 3-1/2 minutes for medium doneness. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lift the egg out onto a paper towel-lined plate. You can trim away any uneven edges. Poached eggs can be held in cold water and refrigerated for hours. To reheat later, simply dip into simmering water. What a great make-ahead tip for entertaining!