What do you eat when you’re alone, cooking for yourself? What strange things do you enjoy eating when no one else is watching?
Mine is eggs.
Eggs anywhich way – scrambled, poached, fried. On toast or just on a plate. I love breakfast and I love eggs, so I find that whenever I’m home alone and I need to cook dinner – this is what I cook. This particular fried egg on toast with avocado and goat cheese is my most often made version. I love love avocado and I love love goat cheese – putting their two creaminesses together is a dish made in heaven.
J can’t understand why I always make eggs when he’s out. “Why don’t you eat leftovers?” He wrinkles his nose. “Is that going to be enough to eat? How can you love eggs so much?” I don’t know, I just do.
Once I read a whole book about what meals people loved to cook for themselves when they were alone. It was fascinating.
If you don’t eat these eggs for dinner like me, then I suggest you try them for breakfast – it’s also one of my favourite quick work-morning breakfasts to whip up before I run out the door.
And please, tell me what meal is your indulgence when alone!
- 1 organic, free-range egg
- 1 piece of whole grain bread
- half an avocado
- soft goat cheese
- salt and pepper
- Fry your egg, as you like (sunny side up is what is pictured - personally I prefer hard fried, but doesn't make for a pretty picture!)
- Toast your bread.
- Once egg and toast are ready, spread a good schmear of goat cheese on your toast (the more, the better!) Then mash your avocado on top. Top with your fried egg and crack some fresh salt and pepper.