Smashed avocado is so last year… it’s all about smashed eggs on toast. Perfect soft boiled eggs on fresh toast to add a little extra sunshine to a breakfast brunch!
If you blinked you might have missed it, but the sun came out! It’s gone again today, although we’ve been assured that it’s due back this week and it’s going to be hotter than California. Fingers crossed, as nephew #2 turns 1 this week and we’re off to Thomas Land for family fun and celebrations.
Back to this weekend; it was one of rest and relaxation as the week had been crazy busy again with film shoots for work. I love filming, so long as I’m behind the camera, and being in a supermarket for 14 hours a day can throw up a little inspiration for someone always thinking about their next meal.
As it so happened, filming this week planted me right in the middle of the bakery aisle; the smells of fresh bread and pastries filling the air, and trust me that freshly baked smell is not easy to ignore. It sends my tastebuds and imagination into overdrive… There doesn’t need to be anything on the bread, I’m quite happy with creamy butter melting on hot toast, although a good dollop of Marmite as well, will win every time.
I’m rather lucky I guess, the Other Half has nailed his loaf recipe and every weekend he bakes two loaves, one for the weekend and one for the freezer; what more can a girl ask for? I’ll tell you what, him slicing it for me! This leftie cannot slice bread to save her life. No matter how careful I am it always ends up being thin at the top and thick at the bottom.
Waking up on Saturday to brilliant sunlight streaming through the edges of the curtains, and the smell of fresh bread, fired off lots of different ideas for breakfast. It was the thought of bright yellow egg yolks that did it; simple, quick and delicious it was smashed eggs on toast for me!
Forget the Instagram photo favourite of avocado on toast, that’s so last year, smashed eggs on toast are the new breakfast photo opportunity. How beautiful and colourful do they look? In a sea of green mush, these sunny yellow yolks brighten up any photo feed, as well as the breakfast table… or the brunch, lunch or dinner table. To be honest, I’d eat them morning, noon and night. So when the fridge is looking a little bare or you’ve spent all week filming and are too tired to cook, why not give these a whirl. I promise you they’ll soon become a favourite.
Tips for making Smashed Eggs on Toast
- Be sure to use fresh eggs for a bright and sunny yolk
- For a runny yolk to mop up with your toast, reduce the cooking time to 5 minutes
- Indulge in proper bread, rather than mass-produced sliced white – try a seeded loaf, a rye bread or a tangy sourdough
I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. If you give this smashed eggs toast a go, let me know how you get on and please rate the recipe and leave me a comment below if you do!
Smashed Eggs on Toast
Yield 1 Serving
Smashed avocado is so last year... it's all about smashed eggs on toast. Perfect soft boiled eggs on fresh toast to add a little extra sunshine to a breakfast brunch!
- 2 Eggs, medium
- 1-2 Slices of Bread
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp Chives, fresh
- Salt & Pepper
- Bring a small pan of water to a gentle boil
- Add the eggs (2 per person) and boil for 6-7 minutes
- When the eggs are boiled, place them in a bowl of cold water and carefully peel
- Toast the bread, and chop or snip the chives.
- Chop the boiled eggs and add into a bowl with the butter. Add the chives and mash with a fork, mixing together. Season with salt and pepper.
- Divide the mixture between the toast and enjoy!
If you prefer a harder egg yolk, boil the eggs for 8 minutes; or for 5 minutes if you prefer a runny yolk.
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