Some people go out to brunch as a way to catch up with friends. For others, its a great excuse to have a cocktail in the morning.
While both of these are true for me, my primary reason for going out for brunch, or any restaurant for that matter, is to find great foods and try to recreate these recipes at home. For me, it's almost like a puzzle that I need to solve.
We all know, avocado toast is really popular and can be found virtually everywhere. And everyone likes to put their own spin on it.
I like to serve my on whole grain toast with a grilled tomato and a poached egg.
For the grilled tomato, I slice a vine ripened tomato in half. I drizzle a little bit of oil on top and add a touch of sea salt and basil. I find this really brings out the sweetness of the tomato. I grill this for 20 minutes in the oven at 425F. Once finished, I top it with a bit of freshly cracked black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
I kept the avocado toast simple. I mashed an avocado (I prefer to leave it a little chunky. It seems strange to me when it's too smooth, but that's just me.) I topped it with some fresh cracked black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
The poached eggs seems more difficult that it actually was.
I gently cracked an egg into a metal spoon and held it over the gently simmering water so a few seconds - until is starts to keep its shape. Then, I gently add it to the water and let it simmer for 2 minutes. I gently drain the water and place on top of the avocado toast and gently break it so the yolk runs over the toast.
Serve with unlimited glasses of mimosas and you've got yourself restaurant quality brunch at home. best of all, you can eat it all in your pyjamas! Enjoy!!