Potato Avocado "Toast" with Perfectly Poached Eggs
If you prefer to use frozen hash brown potatoes be sure to thaw them and squeeze out all the moisture before forming patties. If you use almond or cassava flour this recipe is Whole 30 compliant. Cassava works much more like flour and holds together better. Of course if you are not following Whole 30 you can use any flour you wish. Makes about six patties. Save extra patties in the fridge and reheat in pan with a little clarified butter the next day or two!
5 cups grated potato (white or sweet potato)
1 tsp sea salt
¼ cup cassava flour or almond flour (cassava holds the patty together better! Of course if you aren;t on Whole 30 you can use regular flour)
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch (Whole 30 use arrowroot)
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
3 Tablespoons chives, chopped and divided
3 tablespoons butter, or clarified butter (Whole 30 use clarified)
1 ripe large avocado, mashed (1 large avocado usually tops 4 patties)
2 poached eggs per potato patty
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
Grate potatoes using food processor or box grater.
Place in bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt and stir well.
Place potatoes between paper towels and squeeze out excess moisture (or wring out in a clean dish towel) The more moisture you eliminate the crispier your patty will be, so squeeze! You may have to repeat three or four times to remove all the moisture.
Place grated potatoes in a bowl.
Add egg, and your choice of flour. Mix well. Add arrowroot powder and chives (reserving one 1 T for garnish).
Take a 1/2 cup at a time and form into patties.
Heat a pan on high heat. Add clarified butter. When butter is very hot add potato patties.
While potatoes cook mash avocado with a fork.
Cook till golden brown (about 3-4 minutes) gently turn. You may need to add a little more fat to the pan so the second side doesn't stick.
Cook second side till golden brown. (turn down heat if pan is too hot by now)
Start a small pot of water and 1 Tablespoon white vinegar to boil for eggs. (poaching instructions below)
Remove potato patties from pan and top with mashed avocado and poached eggs. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly turned pepper. Garnish with remaining chives.
To Poach Eggs: I highly recommend watching the video above
Fill a small pot with a 3" of inches of water, add 1 T distilled white vinegar.
Bring to a rolling boil.
Use a large spoon to stir the water till you have a very good vortex going (if you haven’t watched the video…watch:) then gently pour the eggs right in the center of the vortex.
Poach eggs 2-3 minutes for runny, 3½ minutes for slightly runny, 4-5 minutes for cooked through (but why would anyone do that?)
Remove from water with a slotted spoon or fish spatula and place eggs on paper towels to absorb extra water. You can use the same water to poach more eggs.
Gently turn eggs over to get all the water out.
Recipe by The Organic Kitchen Blog and Tutorials at http://www.theorganickitchen.org/potato-avocado-toast-with-perfectly-poached-eggs/