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Baked Eggs with Kale
Baked Eggs with Kale
Created by urbanfoodie, Thursday, 06 August 2009
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.
At a glance
  • 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
  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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