Baked Eggs with Kale & Crusty Bread2 to 3 strips of cooked Bacon (I used 4)
Half an Onion thinly sliced
2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
1 bunch of Kale cut into ribbons crosswise starting at the stem end
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes ( I used cayenne)
Toasted Baguette, rubbed with raw garlic clove
Preheat the oven to 350.
So you only need one skillet for this dish- score! You start off cooking the bacon, then take it out and drain the bacon grease ( I reserved this for a later use). Then I just put in my olive oil- didn't even wash or wipe it out- who can resist bacon grease? FLAVOR! Then I added my onion and garlic -walked out of the kitchen and nearly burned it too hehe. Didn't take me the 10 minutes she allotted but then my stove gets crazy hot. Then I put my Kale in three batches letting it cook down each time. It was about the last batch that I realized I didn't have any red pepper flakes so I just threw in a bit more than a pinch of my trusty cayenne pepper. Whew! And the salt after that I let it cook down for a few minutes, added my inch of water, and put the lid on to let it saute until tender- for me this was about 5-8 minutes. I don't mind a bit of a bite though. Then I drained off the excess liquid.
When I turned my pan to medium high I was really nervous because as I said my stove gets hot! I had to move quickly here so I made three holes in my kale all the way to the bottom and dropped my three eggs into them lickety split. It was so pretty! Then I let them set before popping them into the oven. I always forget to preheat the oven so I didn't turn it on until the kale was already cooking because I glanced down and saw they needed to be in the oven soon! So I put them in at 275 (blush) for 10 minutes (the recommended time was 6-10) with the bread on top of my open skillet (wasn't sure the lid was oven proof) because I also forgot to toast it- Yay!
|My bread hanging out waiting to go in the oven|
My favorite part was of course next. I popped them out of the oven- they were so CUTE!
and rubbed my bread down with a crushed clove and added a drizzle of flax seed oil- I gotta be healthy lol. and topped with my crumbled bacon.
It was beyond Delish! Make it! Tell me if you loved it! Go buy her book! And tell me about that too!
"Urban Pantry: Tips & Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable & Seasonal Kitchen" By Amy Pennington