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    The Most Wonderful Thing To Ever Happen To Avocado Toast

    It's vegetarian bacon, basically.

    Did you know you can smoke an avocado? YOU CAN!

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    Like bacon, this rich, smokey avocado is going to do all sorts of wonderful things to you.

    The best part? It's SUPER easy to do at home because you don't need any fancy equipment.

    This is chef Aaron London, who owns a restaurant in San Francisco called AL's Place (Bon Appétit magazine's Best New Restaurant, nbd). He is the man responsible for making all our avocado dreams come true.

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    Yes, his man bun *is* glorious and of course I was going to mention that. Okay, back to avocados.

    To get started, you'll need these three things:

    Wood chips!

    Dutch oven with lid!


    That's it! If you need help finding wood chips for smoking, Amazon is always a sure bet, but places like Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma and Home Depot will def have them too.

    Let's DO THIS.

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    Line your Dutch oven (or any heavy bottomed pot with a lid) with foil to keep your pot from burning. Then scatter about 2 cups of wood chips over — any kind (mesquite, hickory, apple, etc.) will work, and no need to soak them first.

    Oh, and he puts a lil' metal bowl upside down to prop everything up, which is a good trick.

    Turn the heat up to medium–high and wait for the chips to start smoking. This can take a few minutes, but it'll happen.


    While you're waiting for the chips to smoke, get the 'cados ready by halving, pitting and peeling them.

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    London smashes these avocados before smoking because he's turning them into an insanely delicious guacamole that you'll want to smother all over your body.

    But if you're just making avocado toast (and I know that you are), you can smoke them simply halved and pitted.

    Once the chips are smoking, add the avocado and place the lid on.

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    Set your timer for 5 minutes. As London notes, it's much easier to *over* smoke than *under* smoke. So seriously, set a timer.


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    AHHHH! You just ~smoked~ an avocado!!!

    You can do anything you'd like with your smoked avocado. Turn it into guacamole. Put it on a burger. Eat it with eggs.

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    Or, you know, fulfill its true destiny by putting it on some toast, seasoning it with some lime juice, drizzling it with olive oil and sprinkling it with some salt.


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    I die.

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    Praise be Chef Aaron London, professional avocado smoker/man bun haver.

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