Here’s a five-minute breakfast that boasts an unreasonable happiness-to-effort ratio: avocado toast fried eggs with smoked paprika and salsa. It’s more of a notion than a recipe, though you’re welcome to follow the directions exactly. Piling good things on top of good things is a smart breakfast strategy, as is making a complete hearty meal in about five minutes. Five minutes! Why don’t we all do this more often?
You might need this breakfast:
- After a hard workout
- After a hard night out
- To tame the too-much-coffee jitters*
- Because it’s grey and chilly*
- Before a big meeting
- Before a big day chilling on the porch
- To fortify you for lawn games
- Because it’s Sunday*
- Because it’s Tuesday
- Because you’re writing about it and keep staring longingly at the photo (I’ve heard)*
(*Indicates current status)
Speaking of things we should all do more often, I’m sitting here on this grey Sunday looking out at the reflection of some Christmas lights I decided to leave up all year in the home office. I thought I might get tired of them, but so far so good. Festive, cozy June. Why not?
Alright, I have some avocado toast fried eggs to pursue. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. See you soon.
Avocado Toast Fried Eggs with Smoked Paprika + Salsa
This five-minute breakfast (or dinner!) layers good things on top of good things and is perfectly satisfying.
- 1 really good slice of bread
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- Squeeze of fresh lime juice
- 2 sprinkles of salt
- Dab of butter
- 2 eggs
- Sprinkle of smoked paprika
- Glug of salsa
Toast the bread to your liking.
Scoop out the avocado half and mix it with the lime juice and a pinch of salt. Schmear it onto the toast.
Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the eggs as you like, sprinkling with smoked paprika and salt while cooking. Slide the eggs onto the toast.
Top with the salsa and dig in.
My favorite toast for this meal is the Early Bird Multiseed Bread from Whole Foods, but you know what you like.
Here's an amazon affiliate link to my favorite little frying pan for eggs. It calls itself a one-egg pan, but it fits two large eggs. I'm not a huge fan of single-purpose tools, but I use this little guy all the time, and not just for eggs. Last week used it to toast pine nuts for that scrumptious ramp pesto, for example.