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Jalapeno Avocado Cheese Toast with Egg
June 25, 2021 | Jump to Recipe | This post may contain affiliate links.
If I was limited to one meal for the rest of my life I may choose egg on toast. It's a classic, and it never gets old. I always know it's going to be a good day when it begins with a perfectly runny egg on top of a piece of toast. Sometimes I get really creative with it. Some days there's melted cheese underneath the egg, or maybe some bacon or sausage. And it's always topped with a few shakes of hot sauce. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that egg on toast can actually be so much more than just its name.
CAN I MARRY EGG ON TOAST?
I'm sure there's many names for this dish and a billion variations. I simply just call it egg on toast. It's straight to the point and nobody is confused about what you are going to be serving them. Well, I guess that's not entirely true because when you serve them this version of egg on toast, you will most definitely exceed all their expectations. This toast is packed full of flavor. It has cheese, avocado, jalapeno, red onion, crema, cilantro, spices, sunny egg, etc. WOW. Could this be the best version of egg on toast that I've ever created? Well yeah, quite possibly.
INGREDIENTS FOR JALAPENO AVOCADO CHEESE TOAST WITH EGG
• Bread: Any bread will do here, but if you really want to have the best brunch ever, make some homemade bread (or go buy some from a local bakery!). I always say that the quality of bread can take a dish from being good to amazing.
• Marmite: The Marmite here is completely optional. Marmite is yeast extract, and you either love it or hate it. I love it. It's very salty so a little goes a long way, but it adds umami and so much flavor to a dish.
• Monterey Jack: Really any kind of cheese will work, but I prefer Monterey Jack. It melts easily, and it's mild in flavor so it doesn't overpower any other flavors.
• Lime Juice: Lime juice will add in a little bit of acidity and will also keep that avocado from browning as fast.
• Red Chili Flakes, Cayenne, & Garlic Powder: I think that red chili flakes and avocados go hand-in-hand. If you don't want it too spicy, you can omit the red chili flakes and cayenne.
• Red Onion: Red onion can be substituted with yellow or white onion, if needed.
• Jalapenos: I keep the seeds in when I cook this recipe, but if you don't want the heat, you can remove the seeds prior to chopping.
• Basalmic Vinegar: I add in a small amount of balsamic vinegar for a little bit of richness and sweetness.
• Crema- Sour Cream, Lime Juice & Salt: I love adding this crema on top of this toast. The creaminess tones down the spiciness and works so well with everything we're working with here!
• Toppings- Cilantro, Sunny-Side Up Egg, Hot Sauce & Pepper: Of course, you can't forget that delicious runny egg to top it all off. Cilantro, hot sauce, and freshly-cracked pepper finish this dish off for a well-rounded egg on toast.
HOW TO MAKE JALAPENO AVOCADO CHEESE TOAST WITH EGG
The first step is to mash the avocado. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit and skin. Mash together the avocado, lime juice, red chili flakes, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
Let's get to sauteing those onions and jalapenos! First, slice 1/4 of a large red onion and chop 1 jalapeno. Keep in the seeds if you like it spicy. Remove the seeds if you don't want the heat. Heat some oil in a skillet on medium heat, and then throw in the sliced red onion and chopped jalalpeno. Cook the onion and jalapeno for 4-6 minutes until tender and golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in some balsamic vinegar. Set aside to allow to cool slightly.
While the onions and jalapenos are cooking, you can get started on the crema. Simply mix together sour cream, lime juice, and salt.
Once the cooked onions and jalapeno have cooled slightly, stir them into the avocado mixture.
Now we are going to turn that bread into some toast. I like to toast my bread underneath the broiler instead of a toaster simply because I need to turn on the broiler to melt the cheese anyways. Toast both sides of the bread. Now slather on some Marmite. The Marmite is optional and remember a little goes a long way.
Okay, moving on to those eggs. Over medium-low heat, add some oil to a non-stick skillet and let heat up for about a minute. Now crack both eggs into the skillet, cover with a lid, and continue to cook over medium-low heat until the whites are solid. The timing of the eggs will differ depending on how hot your stove gets. Mine are usually done anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes. Once you do not see anymore clearness in the whites, your egg is ready. The whites should be solid white and the yolks should be still runny!
Now put some Monterey Jack cheese slices on the toast and put back underneath the broiler until the cheese is all melty and gooey.
Time to stack! On top of each piece of cheese toast, spread on half of the avocado mixture. Put the sunny-side up egg on top of each piece of toast and drizzle on some crema. Now top it all with some cilantro leaves, a few shakes of hot sauce, and some freshly-cracked pepper. Serve immediately.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS- JALAPENO AVOCADO CHEESE TOAST WITH EGG
What is Marmite? Marmite is a yeast extract spread. It is actually a by-product from brewing beer! It's a very dark brown color, really sticky, and thick. It tastes extremely salty and adds umami (savory) to recipes. The umami flavor comes from the high levels of glutamates which are naturally found in many fermented foods such soy sauce. In this recipe, Marmite is optional because it's not everybody's cup of tea. In fact, the company's slogan is, "Love it or hate it." The people that find themselves in the 'love it' group enjoy Marmite spread on toast, crackers, biscuits, and cheese. What about jalapeno avocado cheese toast with egg leftovers? This toast is going to be its best self immediately after making it. It's quality will just continue to decrease after that. I wouldn't recommend saving any as leftovers.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH JALAPENO AVOCADO CHEESE TOAST
• Honestly, this toast is very filling so I usually eat it on its own. As for drinks, a mimosa or a glass of orange juice would accompany this fancy toast very well.
• Bubbly Strawbery Margarita; This strawberry margarita will also pair well with this recipe. It consists of champagne and tequila and provides you with a serving a fruit. Win-win.
For this recipe:
Jalapeno Avocado Cheese Toast with Egg
By Laura Bullock | Cooking like Julia
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
For Avocado Mixture:
• 1 avocado • 2 teaspoons lime juice • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1/4 large red onion, sliced • 1 jalapeno, chopped • 2 teaspoons oil • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
• 2 Tablespoons sour cream • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice • 1/8 teaspoons Kosher salt
For Toast, Egg, & Assembly:
• 2 pieces bread • Marmite, optional • 2 teaspoons oil • 2 eggs • 3-4 oz Monterey Jack cheese • Cilantro leaves, for serving • Hot sauce, for serving • Freshly cracked pepper, for serving
Avocado Mixture: 1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit and skin. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Stir in lime juice, red chili flakes, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Set aside. 2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add in sliced red onion and chopped jalapeno. Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the onion and jalapeno are tender and golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in balsamic vinegar. Let cool slightly. 3. Stir the cooled onion and jalapeno into the avocado mixture. Crema: 4. Meanwhile, stir together sour cream, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside. Toast, Egg, & Assembly: 5. Underneath the broiler, toast both sides of the bread until lightly brown. If using, spread a small amount of Marmite on one side of each piece of toast. 6. For the sunny-side up egg, heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Crack both eggs into the skillet and cover tightly with a lid. Cook eggs until the whites are solid white (no clearness), but the yolks are still runny. Depending on how hot your stove gets, this can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes. 7. Meanwhile, place slices of cheese on top of toast and put underneath the broiler until melted. 8. On top of each piece of cheese toast, spread on half of the avocado mixture. Place one sunny-side up egg on top of each piece of avocado toast. Top it with cilantro leaves, a few shakes of hot sauce, and freshly cracked pepper.
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Category: Breakfast & Brunch Cuisine: American
Keywords: avocado toast, brunch recipe, jalapeno avocado, cheese toast, egg on toast
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