Top your collard greens with a fried egg

I got this idea from watching Paula Deen on Food Network. Normally her dishes are full of butter and cream, but this one was actually really healthy. I didn’t follow her recipe for the collard greens, but I did use her idea of topping the greens with a fried egg. The combination of the runny yoke and the bitter greens is devine. Plus it’s a great way to get your veggies and your protein in. It may sound strange, but give it a try. This would work well with any leafy green veggie, especially with kale I would think.

My Collard Greens:

16 oz bag of collard greens (or kale) – do yourself a favor and buy the bag of pre-chopped, pre-washed greens. It is a totally worth it time saver.

14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 cup of chicken stock

4 cloves of garlic minced

1/2 onion chopped

1 tbsp oil

salt and pepper to taste

eggs for frying


In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the garlic and onion and cook for 3 minutes or until they are translucent. Add the collard greens and stir for another 3 minutes until the collard greens wilt down a bit. Pour the can of tomatoes and the chicken stock into the pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and let the greens simmer for 30-40 minutes (you want some of the bitterness to cook out).

Once the greens are cooked, transfer to individual serving bowls. Fry the eggs to your liking. I prefer to yoke to be a little bit runny, so it runs over the greens. Top the greens with the fried egg – one egg per serving.


I apologize for the bad picture. I was over zealous last night and very hungry and forgot to take the time for a nice picture for the blog before I dug in!


Perfect for a  main meal or a side dish to some pork tenderloin, which is what I will be making tonight. I have leftover collard greens to serve with it.

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2 thoughts on “Top your collard greens with a fried egg

  1. Great idea with the egg on top, good way o add in some protein to a salad.

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