WHO: EmilyC is a loyal Food52er who is never without the makings for chocolate chip cookies.
WHAT: Toast for dinner that won’t leave you wanting for anything.
HOW: Make a quick bagna cauda, pile toast high with dressed greens, eat.
WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re always tempted by the idea of toast for dinner — and this is how to do it right. This dish is bright and savory from the bagna cauda, rich from the avocado, filling from the egg, and comforting from the oil-slicked toast. Which is to say: it is everything we want in life.
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You are about to be the best breakfast, lunch, or dinner yet.
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Anchovies, meet garlic. You guys are going to love each other.
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Mince them together into a paste. (You can also use a mortar if you have aggression you need to get out.)
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Sauté the paste briefly in a wash of olive oil and butter.
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Lemon zest and juice for brightness.
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Hands are best, so get in there.
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The last parade of ingredients. Celery, you're first.