Spicy Simmered Eggs with Kale


Spicy Simmered Eggs with Kale


Recipe type: Breakfast    Prep time:  20 mins

Total time:  20 mins        Serves: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 2 bunches kale, tough stems removed, leaves roughly chopped but holding shape
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 4 eggs
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste


  • In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the green onions and garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant.
  • Add half the kale and all of the parsley and saute, stirring frequently until it begins to wilt. Stir in the remaining kale and repeat.
  • Add the broth, the ½ teaspoon of salt and the ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Stir in the lemon zest and juice. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the kale softens, about 5 minutes.
  • Create a pocket for each egg in the kale. Crack 1 egg into each pocket. Reduce the heat to medium-low and season the eggs to your liking. Cover the pan and let the eggs cook until almost opaque, about 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the eggs rest, covered, until done to your taste. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve immediately.