Ermahgawd this is so satisfying. Overall, Eggs in a Hole with a Garlic Kale Hash:
- Takes 15 min to whip up
- Can be easily double, tripled — whatever you want
- Is grainy and hearty, yet somehow still light and full of flavor
Do I need anything else to sell you on this? SELF created a New Year’s Challenge complete with a meal plan and workouts. This recipe for eggs in a hole was in their breakfast line-up and may be my new favorite breakfast; it’s a nice switch from scrambled eggs, shakshuka or breakfast sandwiches. My mom was never a fan of eggs, especially ones with a runny yolk. When I was bragging to my friends how delicious my breakfast was, they couldn’t believe I never had this as a kid. Well, this is “adulting” then at its finest, and it’s never too late to try new things!
Ingredients (serves 1).
- 1 t coconut oil
- 1 t minced garlic
- 3-4 kale leaves, washed, stems removed and chopped
- 1/4 c matchstick carrots
- 1 slice baked ham, diced (optional) *
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 piece multigrain bread.
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper to taste
* NOTE: I used ham because I had Christmas leftovers! (See picture below; title picture is vegetarian.) Turkey bacon or Canadian bacon are great substitutes. I also like 1/4 of a cooked sweet potato (skin on, diced) as a vegetarian option.
- In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat until oil is melted and pan is well coated. Once pan is hot, add garlic and carrots. Sauté 2-3 min until.
- Mix in kale and sauté until wilted — about 3-4 min. Mix in ham (or other options — see note) and allow kale mixture to warm. If you want a kick, add a few “shakes” of red pepper flakes. Remove kale mixture from heat and plate.
- If needed, add 1/2 t more coconut oil, but pan should still be well coated. Cut a 1″ to 1½” diameter hole in the bread; remove the inner circle.
- In the same greased pan, place bread flat. Crack egg in the inner circle. Cook for 2 min. Then add 1 T of water to pan, cover with a lid and then cook for 2 more min.
- Remove lid, flip egg/bread together and cook 1-2 min. depending if you want a runny yolk (1 min) or a solid yolk (2+ min).
- Once at desired yolk “doneness,” place the egg/bread next to the kale hash and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Dig in and enjoy!
Adapted from SELF‘s “Eggs in a Hole” from their New Year’s Challenge.