Kale Breakfast Hash

Kale-breakfast-hash-closeI love lacinato kale.  I could eat it for days and days.  Salads, stir fried, sautéd, smothered or however you want to cook it, I’ll eat it.  I’ve been tinkering in the kitchen with several different hashes to add to our breakfast rotation. I add a bit of meat to my hash concoctions to give a little more protein.  I also love to add in little tomatoes as they burst when heated in the pan; their juices make a bit more sauce all the better for the hash.  All these veggies fill me up in the am. I don’t even miss a piece of toast with my eggs.  Kale-breakfast-hash-ingredientsAfter removing the tough center ribs, I like to finely shred the kale.  It cooks quicker with the fine pieces and it nicely combines with the rest of the ingredients to create the perfect bite.
Kale-breakfast-hash-shredDice up the rest of the ingredients.  They don’t have to look pretty, just make them bite size for your mouth.
Kale-breakfast-hash-choppedThis lacinato kale hash is really making me happy.  I’ve figured out that if you steam the kale for a few minutes before sautéing it you get it a bit softer. Kale sometimes can be a bit tough, which is why cooking it or marinating it for a long time is usually a good idea. Kale-breakfast-hash-sauteAdd  the tomatoes, onion, peppers, and ham at the same time.  The tomatoes will nicely burst while the onions will cook to translucent and the peppers will soften.
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Kale Breakfast Hash

Ingredients

  • bunch of lacinato kale
  • 1/2 cup of diced ham
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Using a sharp knife take the thick stems out of the kale, then finely shred it
  2. Dice the rest of the vegetables and ham
  3. Heat sauté pan over medium high heat, add olive oil
  4. Add in kale and 1 tbsp of water, cover and let cook for 5 minutes
  5. Remove cover, stir kale, and add in rest of vegetables and ham.
  6. Cook until onion is translucent and tomatoes have started to burst
  7. Plate and set aside
  8. Cook egg in sauté pan to your liking (I like an over light egg with runny yoke)
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Top the hash with a fried egg or your favorite type of egg.  I love a lightly fried egg with a soft yolk that can ooze over the hash.  I added a bit of hot sauce for a bit of pep to each bite.  If you add it on the side then you can regulate how much heat you want with each bite. Kale-breakfast-hash

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