Recipe: Fried Greens with Crispy Fried Egg and Avocado

In one of my twice-monthly oddboxes I came across a new to me vegetable. Kalettes. A cross between brussel sprouts and kale. They looked like leafy broccoli florets and tasted delightful. And my silly tummy could handle them (at least in small quantities). Yay!

We had them blanched instead of broccoli with roast chicken and although nice they weren’t amazing. But another night I fried them in oil with some onions and served it with a crispy fried egg, avocado and a cold sauce and they were SO good. So if you see them in a shop, I highly recommend buying a bag of kalettes and try this dish. I cannot wait to make it again! I think it would work really well with tender stem or purple sprouting broccoli or a mix of broccoli, brussels and kale, if you can’t find kalettes.

Fried greens with crispy fried egg and avocado, serves 2

1 small onion or large shallot, finely chopped

200 g kalettes, trimmed and cut in half

2 tbsp mild olive oil

salt and pepper

lemon juice

2 eggs

2 tbsp mild olive oil

Toppings:

6 cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 avocado, sliced

cress

Sauce:

100 ml creme fraiche

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp dijon with basil

salt and pepper

a little squeeze of lemon

Mix the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. Heat up the oil in a medium frying pan on medium heat. Add the onions and fry until they just start to brown. Add the kalettes and fry until they also start to brown. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. In another frying pan (large enough for two eggs), heat up the olive oil on medium-high heat and crack in the two eggs. Fry until the white is set (cover with a lid for half a minute or so for the top of the white to set), the yolk is runny and the bottom is browned. Remove the eggs to a cold plate. Reheat the kalettes and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add a little lemon juice and divide between plates or large bowls. Add the eggs, tomatoes, avocado and cress. Serve with the sauce.