Avocado toast is a thing. I don't remember how long ago it was when I first heard about it, but I could not understand what the fuss was about. Smashed avocados were for scooping up with salty tortilla chips. I had even ventured into slicing them on top of salads, but an open face sandwich with just avocado? I didn't get it.
The healthy restaurant chain, Flower Child, opened two locations in Austin and this was the first time I ever saw Crushed Avocado Toast on a restaurant menu. I was intrigued and thought, for $7 it better be amazing. When it came to the table, I thought it looked beautiful with a soft egg smeared on top of the smashed avocado and shaved white cheddar, dotted with black sesame seeds. It was still one piece of grainy toasted bread, and I was doubtful that this would change my life. I wouldn't say it changed my life, but I enjoyed it so much that I actually went back within a week to order it again. It is delicious! And I was determined to recreate this at home.
Ingredients (makes 2)
2 slices grainy bread