Avocado Toast with Sous Vide Egg
Avocado toast is a pure masterpiece. For those of you who have had it, you already know the glory of this dish. For those of you who haven't let me give you the run down. Avocado toast is mashed avocados seasoned to perfection on top of a crispy piece of toast. Add a sous vide egg on top and you've got yourself an award winning dish. Think about this. Perfectly runny yolk mixing with creamy avocado in each bite. Ya, it's fantastic.
The only downside? Restaurants charge $10+ for a piece of toast, half an avocado and an egg. These ingredients do not warrant that high of a price tag... but the taste definitely does. This is why I wanted to create a recipe that could rival the best.
After testing several avocado mash recipes and egg cooking times and temperature, I found a worthy recipe. The key? Buying the freshest ingredients. Do yourself a favor and pick up a fresh loaf of bread from a local bakery. Buy pasture raised, hormone-free eggs. Hand pick avocados that are the perfect ripeness. It will make your avocado toast exponentially better, I promise.
Now go on and enjoy one of the simplest, most delicious pleasures in life - avocado toast.
Time and Temperature
After loads of R&D, we’ve found that cooking the eggs sous vide at 75C/167F for 14 minutes is the perfect combo. This time and temperature produces that perfectly runny yolk that you dream of. Then once the eggs are finished in the sous vide put them in a bowl of ice water to firm the whites.
Please make sure you have a reliable sous vide that accurately regulates the temperature of the bath or your results may vary (check out the Anova or Joule). Although we recommend this specific time and temperature for this recipe, feel free to check out our cooking guide for other options here.
Sous Vide Machine – This one is obvious. To cook sous vide, you’re going to need a device to precisely regulate the temperature of the bath water. The two best sous vide machines in the game right now are the Anova Precision Cooker and the Breville Joule. The main difference between the two is that with the Anova you can control the device both manually and with a mobile device, and with the Joule you can only control the device by using your mobile device. Either way, both sous vide machines are top class and you can’t go wrong with either choice.
12-quart Container – Although you can use a basic stockpot for your sous vide cooking needs, I highly recommend buying a large plastic container. They are inexpensive and spacious, so you won’t have to worry about cooking a big roast in a small pot. I recommend a 12 quart Rubbermaid container, as it is BPA free, sturdy, and large enough for just about anything you will be cooking.
Container Lid – If you are going to buy a plastic container, I highly suggest buying a compatible lid for it. When you sous vide for a long duration, the heat of the water causes evaporation. With a lid, it eliminates a majority of the evaporation so you can cook for hours care-free.
Check out our full list of recommended gear here.
Avocado Toast with Sous Vide Egg
- 4 large eggs
- 4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- red pepper flakes, for garnish
- shaved parmesan, for garnish
- 8 slices bacon (optional)
Set sous vide machine to 75C/167F. Once temperature is reached, gently place eggs in the bath for 14 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine avocados, lemon juice and garlic salt. Gently mash ingredients with the back of a fork until creamy.
Remove eggs from sous vide bath with tongs. Immediately place eggs into a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
Spread mashed avocado mixture on warm toasted bread, then garnish with red pepper flakes and shaved parmesan. Place sous vide egg and bacon (optional) on top, and enjoy!
(Optional) Preheat oven at 175C/350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place strips of bacon on it. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip the bacon with tongs. Return to oven for another 15 minutes, or until desired crispiness.
High quality ingredients are the key to making this recipe the best it can be. Make sure to pick up fresh bread and hand select perfectly ripe avocados.