Friday, January 04, 2013

whole family kitchen : baked eggs with kale and bacon




Sometimes for lunch we're craving something warmer and heartier - especially as the temperatures begin to fall.  This is super simple to throw together and most importantly, is absolutely customizable to whatever you happen to have on hand.  (Always a plus, no?)  We had some leftover bacon to cook, but I'm thinking this might be just as great without any meat at all: spinach and feta, apples and havarti?  I know I've been trying to incorporate the all-mighty kale into our diet, and thankfully just about every way I've cooked it so far Sofia has really enjoyed.  It is loaded with so many wonderful nutrients for grown-ups & littles alike!

Baked Eggs with Kale and Bacon

YOU WILL NEED:

• 4 large brown eggs
• 1/2 c half and half
• 1/2 c milk
• 1 cup cooked kale
• 1 shallot
• 1/2 c shredded parmesan cheese, divided.
• 4 strips of bacon, chopped. (save grease!)
• salt and pepper to taste
• olive oil for greasing pan

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350┬║.  Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook shallots and kale together until translucent and bright green. Meanwhile, have your bacon cooking in a separate skillet over med-high heat.  Once bacon has cooked, chop into pieces and set aside to cool.  Save a few tablespoons of grease.  Add bacon grease to kale and shallots while cooking, then set aside to cool.  In a large bowl, whisk together 4 eggs, salt and pepper, cream and milk. Fold in the chopped bacon, kale and shallots. Take two 5 ounce ramekins or tart pans and grease with any remaining olive oil.  Pour in egg mixture, and top with shredded parmesan.  Bake the ramekins on a cookie sheet in heated oven for approximately 40 minutes or until tops have turned golden.  Serves two 5 ounce ramekin portions.

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10 comments

  1. Yum! This looks so good! I've seen baked eggs floating around a lot recently, I'm thinking it's time I try it out too!

    Happy weekend

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  2. Yum! This looks really good and seems pretty simple to make!

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  3. yum! this sounds and looks scrumptious!

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  4. Don't you love how bright the kale gets when cooked? I swear, it's one of the best colors ever. This looks mighty tasty... I don't cook with eggs as often as I should!

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  5. I really need to try this! Reminds me of the slightly unhealthier version I made last winter (heh...) http://wewanderandponder.com/2011/11/20/sundaybaking-day/. Now I'm just hungry, Kate!

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  6. I love this! I remember reading a recipe for baked eggs (perhaps Ottolenghi?) and thinking I should do that, but this has given me the extra inspiration I needed! Beautifully photographed, as always. xx

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  7. A few years ago I pounced upon a baked egg recipe in a Bill Granger cookbook I had and cooked it so many times that I swore I would never eat baked eggs ever, ever again. But I think enough time has passed to bring it back into the rotation (sparingly, this time!). Lovely photos :)

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  8. Ooh I'm going to make this for dinner tonight!! LOvely, lovely, lovely! Thanks for sharing. Hope all is beautiful in your world :) x

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    1. Please let me know how it turns out!! I'm going to try again with apples and havarti later in the week, I believe x

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