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Sunday Brunch: Eggs & Avocado Grilled Cheese Recipe

Posted September 28, 2014 by Stephanie
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It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?

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I’m calling this my solo lady brunch. The other day Mike had a early tee-time so he was out and about really early while I was still lazying about and reading in bed. When I finally got up, I had a little brunch craving. I thought about going out, but I’m actually super weird about eating alone while I’m out so I’ve never gone out for brunch by myself. There’s something about all those other groups of happy people brunching that makes me cringe and want to have a mimosa in peace at home. So I decided to have a lil’ single lady brunch action, pyjama-style.

This is essentially toast and eggs, but just a bit more fancy. Six-minute soft boiled eggs with avocado grilled cheese dippers and lots and lots of fresh pepper. I made myself a big pot of pour over coffee and continued reading (Big Little Lies, if you’re interested), getting egg yolk everywhere and thinking about whether or not I should have a second grilled cheese. As much as I don’t like eating out by myself, there’s something about having brunch all by yourself at home that seems really, really luxurious. Hope everyone’s having a luxurious Sunday!

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Six Minute Eggs and Avocado Grilled Cheese Soldiers Recipe
serves 1

  • 1-2 large eggs
  • 1-2 tablespoons 
  • 2 slices bread of choice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of choice
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Set up for boiling the eggs by preparing a large bowl of cold water and ice. Set aside for when the eggs are done. Bring a pot of water with 3 inches of water up to to a boil over high heat. While your water is coming to a boil, heat up a skillet or frying pan on medium-low heat and assemble your sandwich.

Butter the outsides of the bread and lay down on a cutting board, butter facing down. Evenly layer on half of the shredded cheese on one slice. Top with the sliced avocado and the remaining cheese. Top with the other slice of bread, butter side out.

By now your water should be boiling – reduce the heat until the water is barely simmering. Using a slotted spoon, gently add your eggs and set a timer for 6 minutes. Cook your sandwich slowly on medium-low heat until golden brown and toasty, flipping once. When perfect, remove from the pan and slice into soldiers. You should be just about down cooking your sandwich when the 6 minutes are up.

Use the slotted spoon to remove the eggs and immediately plunge into the ice water bath. Put the eggs into egg cups, lop the tops off, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy immediately with the avocado grilled cheese soldiers.

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PS – Don’t you love my egg cups? They’re from Front and Company!
PPS – I was inspired by these bad boys!


  1. I absolutely DO love your egg cups! And that avocado filled soldier! Yum!

  2. Jess says:

    Why have I NEVER thought to make avocado soldiers?! I can’t wait for next weekend to try this, I just need some little egg cups now!

  3. Heather says:

    Love those little egg cups. And this sounds like just the kind of brunch I could go for right about now. Avocados, cheese and runny egg? You’re speaking my language!

  4. Ashley Marti says:

    Oh so perfect! And those egg cups, I’m obsessed!

  5. Avocado in grilled cheese!! Why didn’t I think of that? It looks delicious! And those egg cups are swoon-worthy!

  6. katie mazur says:

    I love the form of the grilled cheese… it classes the sandwich up and makes it more brunchy!

  7. adrian says:

    obsessed with brunch for one! and those egg cups are everything :)

  8. Love the lil summin’ added to the grilled cheese – avocado sounds like an amazing addition!

  9. Karishma says:

    ooh these are so cute!!
    love grilled cheese and avocado, yum

  10. Bec says:

    How sweet are those egg cups! I am the biggest sunday brunch fan and this is on the list! Avo soldiers, mmm. Bec x

  11. Jennifer B says:

    I, too, love a little single lady lunch when my husband isn’t around. It’s so quiet and relaxing (and I get to watch Real Housewives without any eye rolls).

  12. Avo + eggs + toast + cheese is my default breakfast. You are a genius, because you just put them together for me in a brand new way. Doing this next weekend!! (And like everyone else, I’m crushing on those egg cups!!)

  13. MIDORI LINE says:

    that looks quite delicious!

  14. Oh my goodness, these are sooo adorable!!! :D

  15. Those are officially the cutest egg cups I’ve ever seen. Major jar obsession over here.

    Also, thanks so much for the shout-out girl! :)

  16. Oh I miss soft boiled eggs! These look delicious. I might have to try them out next time I have a Sunday at home…

  17. Dhrubaa says:

    Damn! I am allergic to eggs. :(

  18. Holstee says:

    Simple and delicious – Love it!

  19. Arika M. says:

    Why are you trying to make me fat? It isn’t nice!

  20. carooo says:

    Your pictures make me drool I’m such a huge fan of your blog…kisses from France!

  21. Bea Z.C. says:

    I’ve just made it and turn up fabulous!!! Thanxs!!!

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