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Baked Eggs with Kale
Baked Eggs with Kale
Created by urbanfoodie, Thursday, 06 August 2009
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This is excellent comfort food. Serve with bread to mop up with and prepare for some serious sofa time, you'll be so warmly blanketed.
Ingredients
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Serves
2
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • nutmeg
  • 350ml milk
  • 30g butter
  • 30g flour
  • Big bunch kale (at least half a collander full)
  • 125g cheddar / mix of cheese
  • 4 very fresh eggs
Method/steps
  1. Peel and cut onion in half, add with bay leaves and nutmeg to milk in a pan, bring to boil, cover and take off heat to infuse for 20 mins
  2. Grate cheese, put oven on to 180 C
  3. Melt butter and add flour, cook the roux for a few mins until it looks like wet sand, add in the (strained) milk bit by bit - don't worry if it lumps just stir them in, they will go
  4. When white sauce is undulating (making thick waves with your wooden spoon) add 3/4 of the cheese remove from heat and cover with clingfilm to stop a skin forming, set aside
  5. Wash and chop kale, you can either steam for 3-4 minutes or sautee, covered for 2-3 minutes. I did the latter as I already had some (need sing up, may as well add to this dish) leeks sauteeing in a pan
  6. Mix the kale into the cheese sauce and pour into an ovenproof dish, make 4 holes for the eggs.
  7. This can be a bit like working with wet sand so do them one by one
  8. Add eggs, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and pop in oven for 15-20 mins. Start checking eggs at 10 mins, the dish is done when they are
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