this was totally a clean-out-the-fridge style brekky that we made one weekend, but it was so scrumptious and satisfying that i made it again.
and it’s really just a BLT on a plate!
or a BLAT, but i don’t like saying that.
also, health, because sautéing like 4 giant leaves of kale in a pan quickly becomes a tiny pile of kale. but all that green superfood goodness is all still present!
if you’re a sunny side up hater, then leave more room between the kale and center of pan to flip the eggs over, or just scramble them.
you have to be sure to get a piece of each component into each bite! all the savory flavors really jive.
whomever first placed a slice of bacon next to a slice of tomato and a piece of lettuce was a got dang genius. amiriiiiite?
BLT. meant 2 be.
Breakfast BLT Plate
Time: 20 minutes
Serves 1, easily multiplied
3-4 large purple kale leaves, washed, dried and removed from stems
2 large eggs
2-4 slices of bacon (save a little bacon grease in pan to sauté the kale in)
1/2 a large avocado, sliced
handful of grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
salt, pepper, red chili flakes
bread or toast, optional
In a large pan or skillet, cook the bacon as desired. Save just a bit of the bacon grease in the pan, discard the remainder in an old can or jar to harden. Place the bacon on a paper towel to remove excess grease.
Heat the pan with the bacon grease to medium, tear the kale and toss it into the pan and sprinkle with a pinch of salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Toss with a spatula to tenderize, about 2 minutes.
Once the kale is tender, scoot it out to the edges of the pan, leaving a hole in the center to crack the eggs in. Crack 2 eggs into the center and sprinkle with black pepper if desired. Cover the pan and allow the eggs to cook about 2-3 minutes, or just until you see a film starting to form on the yolks. Remove from heat immediately. If you don’t like runny yolks, cook until the yolks are hardened, about 2 more minutes.
Carefully transfer the kale and eggs to a large plate. Add the bacon, sliced avocado, halved cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese crumbles. Add an extra sprinkle of red chili flakes if desired.
Serve with bread or toast if you like!