Sunday, May 16, 2010
I was looking for some simple dinner ideas, something quick but still with a lot of flavor. Saw some beautiful red kale at the store and decided I wanted to my hand at greens, eggs and ham.
This is a really simple dish. If you've got a wok, this is a great way to use it, if not use a large saute pan with a tight fitting lid. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Once it's hot, add the thinly sliced slivers of one clove of garlic. Cook about 30 seconds but don't let the garlic brown. Add the de-stemmed leaves of what ever green you have on hand, here I used red kale and dandelion greens. Stir fry the greens quickly for about a minute. Add 1/2 cup of water and let the greens cook a bit in the water until tender. Once they have cooked down, make a well in the greens and carefully break an egg into the well. Season both greens and egg with salt and pepper and place the lid on so that the egg will steam in the greens. Let the egg steam for about 3 minutes. Once the egg has steamed to your preferred state of hardness, carefully ladle the greens and egg to a bowl. Sprinkle with you favorite pork product. Here I've used some crisped up pancetta but you can use bacon or ham. Serve while hot or while reading Dr. Suess's Green Eggs and Ham. Enjoy.