Sunday afternoon, it’s rainy and it’s lunchtime. I don’t want to go outside – it is icky. In the fridge we have day-old bread, an avocado and eggs.
The bread, a crescent-shaped loaf with cereals, came from La Boulangerie, a bakery near my house. The avocado, which I rarely have in my fridge here in Shanghai, is from the little fruit stand down the road – they also have blueberries at fairly resonable prices. I mash the avocado – Ina Garten style – with a garlic clove and half a lemon, coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. The bread gets a quick toast, the egg a quick fry (I like them a touch brown at the edges), and my open-faced sandwich is almost ready. Just needs some Tapatío, hand-carried in luggage from the U.S.
Tapatío is the shit. Cholula is great too. And Sriracha. Hot sauce can do anything – it is very powerful and necessary.
I love it when you can throw a few things that are already in the fridge all together for a flavorful and satisfying little meal. If Larry David were here, he would probably say, “Prettehhh, pretteeehhhhhh…. pretteh good.”
So I guess, in order to not waste the bread, the best thing to do would be to toast a piece, give it a layer of Nutella, and throw some sliced bananas on top.
- I love the slice-in-the-bowl technique Ina Garten uses in her guacamole
- La Boulangerie (bakery, pastries and delivery): 54 Yongkang Rd near Xiangyang Rd, 200031 Shanghai, China, (86 21) 3425-0210