Baked Eggs with Kale Caesar Salad

1
Total Time
43 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
18 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Here’s a perfect brunch entrée. Serve with a crisp baguette to soak up all of the wonderful flavors.

Ingredients

uncooked kale

10 oz, Lacinato (Tuscan) variety

water

6 Tbsp, divided

olive oil

2 tsp, divided

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

kosher salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground (or to taste)

red pepper flakes

1 pinch, (optional)

egg(s)

12 large

grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

panko breadcrumbs

3 Tbsp

lemon zest

½ tsp

Instructions

  1. Place oven rack in middle of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-hole standard muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Remove stems and center ribs of kale; thinly slice leaves
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat; add 1 Tbsp water and 1 tsp oil. Reduce heat to medium high; add garlic and sauté until just translucent, 1 minute. Add kale and remaining 5 Tbsp water to skillet; saute kale until wilted, 4-5 minutes. Stir in salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes; remove from heat. Spoon 2 Tbsp kale mixture into each prepared muffin hole.
  4. Crack an egg, one at a time, into a small ramekin or cup; gently slide an egg into each muffin hole. Bake until whites are just set, 10-11 minutes.
  5. While eggs are baking, combine Parmesan, panko and lemon zest together in a small bowl. Set same skillet over medium-high heat; add remaining 1 tsp oil and swirl to coat pan. When warm, sprinkle panko mixture evenly over bottom of skillet; let edges begin to brown and then stir and toss until toasty and golden, 1-2 minutes
  6. Remove eggs from oven; sprinkle 1 heaping teaspoon panko mixture over each egg.
  7. To serve, use a large soup spoon to scoop eggs out of muffin pan and place on individual plates or a serving platter. Serve with additional freshly ground black pepper and hot sauce, if desired.
  8. Serving size: 1 baked egg with kale crust

Notes

If you like your Caesar salad lemony, add some fresh lemon juice to skillet when you cook the kale.

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