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Garlic Kale with Poached Eggs


I eat an average of 1 billion poached eggs each year.  I may or may not be exaggerating (EGG-aggerating?).  I also may or may not be made of poached eggs.  Scientists are still trying to figure that out.

As you may already know, kale is packed with all sorts of good stuff for you (fiber, iron, vitamin k, antioxidants, yadda yadda) and has zero fat.  The taste to me is like a mix of spinach and seaweed – it takes a little bit of getting used to at first.   For me, the runny yolk from the eggs adds the perfect amount of richness to balance the ‘healthy’ factor of this dish.

Because if it were up to me, everything in the world would be made out of bacon.

Happy weekend to you!

Garlic Kale with Poached Eggs

Garlic Kale with Poached Eggs


  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large slice of bread or 2 small slices of bread, toasted
  • 1/2 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 bunch kale, center ribs removed, sliced into 1/2-inch-wide ribbons (about 2 cups)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add about 1 teaspoon olive oil to a skillet. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook over medium-low heat until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the kale and cook until wilted, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Fill a medium pot with water 2/3 of the way full. Bring the water to a simmer (so there are rapid champagne-like bubbles coming from the bottom of the pot, but not rolling water). Add the white vinegar to the water and wait for the temperature to return if necessary. Add the eggs and cook for 3-4 minutes. While the eggs are cooking, take a slotted spoon and gently spin the water above the eggs to help the eggs keep a rounded shape.
  3. Transfer the kale to a plate and top with the poached eggs. Add salt and pepper to the eggs if desired and serve with toast.

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