Light Winter Dinner

IMG_3710 When you think snowy winter night you usually think of pasta dishes or risotto, roasted vegetables or soup.  The last thing I wanted for dinner last night was a heavy meal.  I had leftover kale from the kale chips Anne and I made for the SuperBowl.  I haven’t been grocery shopping in a while due to the massive amounts of snow DC has gotten in the last week.  I do have the basics though: Eggs and onions!

Poached Eggs over Kale


One small bunch of Kale (I used 3 large leaves)

Half a small onion, chopped finely

Eggs (I used two because I was hungry!)

1/4 cup of chicken broth (optional but it adds flavor)



Wash the kale and tear it up a little bit (the leaves are pretty big).  Chop up your onion and sauté it in a little olive oil.  Once the onions are almost translucent add the kale and the chicken broth and cover to let the leaves steam.  This won’t take very long, about 5 minutes.  Check the pan occasionally to make sure all the chicken broth hasn’t evaporated or the kale and onions will burn!  The kale will turn a beautiful deep green and the onions will caramelize a bit.

Meanwhile, heat up water to a simmer in another sauté pan.  Crack your egg (or eggs) on a plate making sure you keep the yolk whole.  Carefully slide the eggs into the water and turn up the heat so you have a slow boil.  Poach your eggs for a few minutes, until the white is no longer liquid and the top of the yolk is slightly white, but not cooked through.

Transfer the kale and onions to a plate and then carefully take your poached eggs out of the water with a slotted spoon and place over the greens. 

Break open the eggs and let the yolk ooze out.  Delicious!  Enjoy!

I made this dinner two nights in a row.  It’s so flavorful and delicious and you can make it in 10 minutes!  If you want a little extra something you can grate a little parmesan cheese on top.  Yum!

IMG_3713 IMG_3711 Poached eggs and a wine.  Perfect light dinner before “blizzard 2010 – round 2”


  1. Sarah this looks amazing! so simple & tasty...will have to try this :)

  2. You should! Kale always makes me feel healthy and it's so quick!

  3. Yum... sounds delicious :) Poached eggs scare me... I feel like they are so hard to mess up! You'll have to give me a tutorial sometime :)

  4. You can teach me HTML and I'll teach you how to poach and egg. Once you learn you'll always have an easy breakfast/lunch/dinner to make. Delicious and probably the easiest thing I've ever made.