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Fried Egg on Toast with Kale and Pickled Peppers

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

This open-face sandwich works for supper, thanks to earthy greens, sweet-tart peppers, and nutty cheese.


  • 3 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 oz. baby kale (about 5 cups)
  • 3 Tbs. chopped mild or hot Peppadew peppers
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread, toasted
  • 1 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano, shaved with a vegetable peeler

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 280
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 160
  • Fat (g): 18
  • Saturated Fat (g): 4
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 10
  • Cholesterol (mg): 190
  • Sodium (mg): 620
  • Carbohydrates (g): 18
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Sugar (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 11


  • In a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, combine the garlic with 2 Tbs. of the oil. Cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic just begins to color, about 2 minutes. Add the kale and cook, tossing occasionally, until glossy and tender, about 2 minutes. Add the peppers and lemon juice, stir, and season to taste with salt. Transfer to a bowl, and wipe the skillet clean.
  • Heat the skillet over low heat. Add the remaining 1 Tbs. oil and swirl to coat. Crack the eggs into the pan, season with salt and pepper, and cover. Cook until the eggs are just set but the yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. Divide the greens evenly among the toast, top each with an egg, and garnish with the cheese.


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  • Hig87 | 10/01/2017

    I am a big fan of this simple, sexy dish. The Pappadew peppers were a little difficult to come by but I found them on the olive bar at my local Fresh Market - interesting taste in a very good way; slightly sweet, a touch of tartness with a little heat ... a really neat flavor. I've made this dish with roasted red bell peppers but they don't compare other than appearance. The dish comes together rather quickly, is satisfying and filling with a luxurious feel. Warm runny egg yolks mixing with other great ingredients tend to do this! Great recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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