Yield: about 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. ground chipotle powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 thick slices artisan bread, such as sourdough
  • 3 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • Chopped hardboiled eggs (2-3)
  • Finely chopped red onion
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Minced fresh cilantro
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    To make the compound butter, combine the butter, garlic, chipotle powder, and paprika in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well until evenly combined.

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    Spread a thin layer of the butter on both sides of the bread slices.  Warm a skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat.  Once hot, add the buttered bread to the pan and cook, turning once, until crisp and browned on both sides.  (Alternatively, cook on a grill or grill pan.) Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

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    Meanwhile, scoop the flesh of the avocados into a medium bowl. Add in the lime juice and salt and mash together coarsely with a fork. Spread a generous layer of the avocado mash on each slice of the toast. Top with some of the hardboiled egg, red onion, tomatoes, and minced cilantro. Serve immediately.