Easy dinner: Avocado & Bacon toast

As anyone who as ever met me can testify, I am no cook. In fact, I’m so terrible, I’ve given Alex food poisoning on more than one occasion. Despite this, every so often the need arises that I feed myself. I can’t eat out every night (more’s the pity) and sometimes Alex isn’t home to cook. Avocado & Bacon toast is my go-to home alone dinner (original recipe here, I obviously didn’t think it up myself). If, like me, you’re not gifted in the kitchen department, read on and find out how to make it for yourself.

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Step 1 – Gather ingredients and take a photo of them. Don’t they look nice, all grouped together? In case you’re not sure, the ingredients you need are; Bacon (I prefer smoked but up to you), a nice ripe avocado (I usually buy it a couple of days before and let it ripen), a lemon and some fresh crusty bread.

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Step 2 – Grill the bacon. I didn’t photo-document this because a) it’s fairly self-explanatory and b) my grill needs cleaning.

Step 3 – Mash up the avocado. The act of peeling an avocado remains a mystery to me, so I chop it in half, remove the stone and squish the green stuff out like the dregs of a Calippo. It works a treat.

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Step 4 – Squeeze half a lemon over your mashed avocado.

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(What do you do with the other half, you say? Well I backed this lovely little company called Food Huggers on Kickstarter and got some of their handy products in return. Pop it over the other half of the lemon and it keeps it fresh for your next kitchen adventure.)

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Step 5 – Sprinkle a little sea salt over your avocado/lemon mess.

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Step 6 – Remove your bacon from the grill (once it’s cooked, don’t be serving half raw bacon). Slice up your bread and whack it under the grill for a few minutes.

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Step 7 – Once your bread is crispy (not burned), take it from under the grill and put it on a Scandinavian bamboo board (or plate, whatevs).

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Step 8 – Splodge the avocado/lemon/salty mess on the bread, then layer the bacon on top.

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Boom. Eat and enjoy!

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