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Eggs baked with kale

There’s something so comforting about baked eggs, especially when surrounded with cheese sauce! I love this recipe – I have no idea where I got it from. It’s one of those recipes that’s ingrained in my memory because we make it so often. It’s a handy meal after work as its quick, tasty, healthy… and uses up eggs!

You can use kale or spinach in the sauce. We always eat these baked eggs with rosemary chips.

Harvesting dwarf kale

Harvesting dwarf kale. I snip one leaf off each plant

To make these baked eggs (serves 3) you need: 2 heaped tablespoons of corn flour, half a pint of milk, grated extra mature cheddar cheese (enough to make the sauce cheesy! I use a big handful), a big handful of kale or spinach, 6 eggs (I used bantam today). Oven at 200C.

First make the cheese sauce. In a jug mix the cornflour with a little milk to make a paste. Then pour in the rest of your milk and give it a good stir. Put it in the microwave for about 3 minutes. Make sure you stop and stir the sauce every minute and keep an eye on it. Keep doing this until it transforms into a thick sauce. If its too thick add more milk. Next stir the cheese into the hot sauce. You are aiming for thick custard consistency. It will become a bit thinner when you add the greens.

Harvesting dwarf kale

Cut the kale (or spinach) up into strips and put it into a pan with a small amount of boiling water (about 1/2cm). Spinach will take 2 minutes to wilt and cook, kale will take about 6. When the greens are cooked, drain them and stir them into the cheese sauce. Put the sauce mix in the bottom of a oven proof dish. Make 6 little depressions in the sauce using the back of a spoon and break your eggs into them.

Baked eggs

Put a little grated cheese on top of the eggs and put it in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the eggs are perfectly cooked for you.

Baked eggs with kale

Baked eggs with kale

We ate these baked eggs tonight while watching Wimbledon on the edge of our seats! If you make this recipe you must try it with rosemary chips – I will post the recipe for you! Jane

2 Responses to Eggs baked with kale

  1. Steve says:

    Marion is trying this as I type. Fingers crossed.

    • admin says:

      Hope you like it! Have you done the rosemary chips too? Jane

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