Creamy Kale and Eggs Breakfast

Eggs and kale sounds boring I do know! However that is my luxurious (non-diet!) model, with creamy tacky kale and comfortable golden egg yolks.
An simple one pot breakfast or lunch – prepared in below 10 minutes. 
My absolute favorite grown-up model of dippy eggs and troopers.

A toast soldier being dipped into the runny egg yolk in a pan of kale and fried egg.

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Tacky, creamy kale, topped with a wonderfully runny egg and pinch of seasoning.  Sound good? That sentence just about coated the entire ingredient checklist.  It is really easy that I usually make this for lunch, and more often than not I do not even hassle with the toast – as an alternative I depend on the kale stalks for a little bit of crunch.

Fried egg in a pan with kale and cheese. Pan is on a wooden board with toast soldiers at the top of the shot.

I like munching on the stalks.  You’d suppose I used to be some stick-thin well being freak if you happen to checked out my kale consumption alone.  I do take pleasure in some healthier recipes however, guarantee you I am not.  I am a chocoholic, cakeaholic, pastry-a-holic too, I simply actually actually like kale.  Actually I ponder what chocolate coated kale would style like……..

📋 What do we’d like?

Ingredients to make creamy eggs and kale on a wooden board.

🔪 Tips on how to make this creamy breakfast eggs recipe for one

**Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this put up**.

  1. Warmth cream in a small frying pan, then add in contemporary kale and somewhat grated cheddar. Cowl with a lid and permit the kale to wilt barely.
  2. Make a properly within the heart of the kale and crack an egg into the properly.
  3. Sprinkle with somewhat extra cheddar and a pinch of salt and pepper, then place the lid again on and prepare dinner over a low warmth for 5-7 minutes, till the yolk is cooked to your liking.
  4. Function it’s, or with toast troopers for dipping.
Close up of a toast soldier being dipped into a runny egg in a pan of egg and cheesy kale

Though quite simple, that is really my eggs and kale model 5.  My first time making this (a number of years in the past), I attempted to go down the ‘en cocotte’ route; baking the eggs within the oven.  I discovered the kale went crispy whether or not I sat the dish in a water bathtub (v1) or not (v2).

  • Model 3 merely concerned including extra cream to assist cowl the kale.  Did not actually work although, it was a bit an excessive amount of cream for breakfast, and the kale nonetheless went crispy.
  • Model 4 concerned overlaying the pot within the oven.  This stopped the kale from going crispy, but additionally meant the egg took ages to prepare dinner – which left me with mushy, overcooked kale.

Then, after calling myself a couple of names for not with the ability to prepare dinner a silly egg, I realised that utilizing a pan can be a a lot simpler solution to management the warmth.  Voila – model 5 of creamy eggs and kale was created, and I have never appeared again since.

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A toast soldier being dipped into a runny egg yolk in a pan of egg and cheesy kale

Creamy Eggs and Kale Breakfast Recipe

Creamy Eggs and Kale Breakfast – A simple one-pot breakfast or lunch – prepared in below 10 minutes.

Prep Time 1 min

Prepare dinner Time 8 minutes

Complete Time 9 minutes

Course Breakfast

Delicacies British

Servings 1 serving

Energy 388 kcal


  • Warmth the 4tbsp of cream in a small frying pan over a medium warmth till scorching, however not boiling.

  • Stir within the 35g (⅓ cup) kale and sprinkle on all however a pinch of the 25g (¼ cup) of grated cheese.

  • Place a lid or some foil on the pan and permit the kale to wilt on a low warmth for 1 minute.

  • Take off the lid, and make a properly within the centre of the kale (be certain that the properly is large enough for the egg white to unfold out, so it cooks faster than the yolk).

  • Crack the egg into the properly and sprinkle with the reserved cheese and a pinch of salt & pepper.

  • Cowl the pan once more and prepare dinner on a low warmth for 5-7 minutes till the white of the egg is cooked, and the yolk is cooked to your liking.

  • Serve from the pan both on it is personal, or with toast for dipping.

✎ Notes

Getting the right runny yolk

  • Be sure you make the properly within the kale large enough in order that the egg white can unfold out. If it is all compact in somewhat tiny properly, the white will take longer to prepare dinner – which implies a tough yolk.
  • Additionally, preserve checking. Take the lid off and provides the pan somewhat wobble to examine the white is not slimy and the yolk remains to be comfortable.
  • As soon as the yolk is ideal, serve instantly.

Can I make it forward?
Sorry no. This recipe is finest made and served instantly.
Can I exploit single (half-fat) cream or creme fraiche as an alternative?
Do not use single (half-fat) cream – it’ll break up when cooking on this approach.
You possibly can swap for full-fat creme fraiche if you happen to like – however the dish can be somewhat tangier.

Can I add an additional egg?
Sure – go forward. Make two separate wells within the kale and prepare dinner for a similar quantity of cooking time as for one egg.
Making it for 2 folks
Make the recipe for 2 by doubling the components and utilizing a bigger frying pan. In fact this implies you’ll be able to’t eat out of the pan – except you are shut 😉
Dietary Data is per serving, with out the toast.


Serving: 164gEnergy: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 14gFats: 34.9gSaturated Fats: 20.4gLdl cholesterol: 272mgSodium: 255mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 6750IUVitamin C: 58.6mgCalcium: 290mgIron: 1.6mg

Key phrases Breakfast Recipe Concepts, Egg Recipes, Kale Recipe Concepts

This recipe was first revealed in November 2014, up to date in Feb 2021 with new info, up to date pictures and a video.

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