Avocado is one of the more interesting fruits out there; it has three distinct parts – the “stone”, flesh and skin – none of which seem to be particularly well attached to one another. The flesh is particularly fascinating and is, to the best of my knowledge, somewhat unique in the world of fruit in that it is rich in fats and protein. Indeed, it wouldn’t be unfair to label it the meatiest of all fruits, which as a result of its substantial texture and almost savoury flavour works well in all manner of dishes that other fruits might not. They say bacon goes with anything and everything – this isn’t true… but it does pair well with avocado.
We’re often a little unfair to avocado in the sense that we see it as something of a one trick pony. If someone mentions avocado, it’s likely that your next thought is going to be on the topic of guacamole. Indeed, it’s it features in only one other recipe on frugal feeding – a travesty perhaps, but understandable nonetheless. However, avocado is a delicious fruit and can be used in so many ways. So, if you have any fabulous suggestions about what I can do with future avocados I’d be more than pleased to add them to my repertoire. See what you can come up with!
By the way, I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging delightful new recipes as often as I should – life is a little manic and tiring at the moment!
Bacon Topped Avocado on Toast
• 1 ripe avocado
• 2 rashers of good quality bacon
• A handful of basil
• Two slices of bread, toasted
• 10g butter
1. Heat your butter and a little oil in a heavy based frying pan until searing hot. Add the bacon and cook on both sides until crispy.
2. Slice your avocado and layer it on two slices of toast. Top with the bacon and scatter a few leaves of basil over the top.
Cost: Avocados are more or less in season between the months of spring and autumn. As such, they can be had at a reasonable price most of the year – do a little shopping round you may even get 2 for £1. Consequently, this fantastic lunch for two can be had for little more than £1.70.