Olive Oil Fried Eggs with Sautéed Garlic-y Kale

Breakfast, Healthy, Quick and Easy, Whole 30

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of American Egg Board. The opinions and text are all mine.

This post is proof that breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to involve pancake batter or a waffle iron or a whole lot of time. This is something I’ve been eating over and over since the beginning of the year and I am INTO IT.

One of my favorite breakfasts in Los Angeles is at Jon and Vinny’s. First off, their pancakes are a dream. BUT, I never really order the pancakes, instead I always go with the olive oil fried eggs with braised kale. It’s one of those breakfasts that makes you feel good after you eat; I have energy and am so happy.

For this post, I teamed up with the American Egg Board to answer the question: How Do I Like My Eggs? (the age-old question posed in their new campaign). I like ‘em like this! Well, I like them a lot of ways but this way is my favorite (at the moment).

I figured I’d do a version of Jon and Vinny’s dish at home (since the restaurant is kinda far from me). Instead of braised—because I’m always short on time—it’s sautéed kale with tons of garlic, salt, crushed red pepper and a squeeze of lemon.

It’s topped with olive oil-fried eggs with some toasted bread on the side. Their dish is served with a dollop of nduja so in place of that, I added a small dollop of harissa.

It’s actually a super simple breakfast but it’s my favorite.

The eggs are pan-fried in a few tablespoons of olive oil until the egg whites are all crispy and lacy—I love them like this. I usually transfer it to a paper towel for a second or two just to get some of the excess oil off and then…on top of the kale they go!

I hope you give it a go and let me know, how do you like your eggs? For more information and delicious recipes, visit IncredibleEgg.org and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Olive Oil Fried Eggs with Sautéed Garlic-y Kale

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serving Size: 2


Sautéed Kale

  • Olive oil 
  • 1 large bunch of kale, leaves removed from stems and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and diced 
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and sliced 
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon

Olive Oil-Fried Eggs:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 large eggs 

For Serving:

  • 1 dollop of harissa, for garnish on the side
  • Toast, for serving


To Make the Kale:

  • In a medium pan or pot, set over medium heat, add few teaspoons of olive oil. When warm, add the kale, garlic, green onions, crushed red pepper and a few pinches of salt. Give it a stir and cook until wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Continue cooking until softened. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking. Turn the flame to very low and cover the pan or pot. 

To Make the Olive Oil-Fried Eggs

  • In a small skillet (I used a non-stick), set over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Crack the first egg into a small bowl (I find it easier to add it to the pan this way). When the oil is hot, slowly pour the egg into the pan. Fry the egg for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the egg white edges are lacy and crispy and the egg yolks has set. Gently transfer to a bed of paper towels and repeat with the second egg. 

To Serve:

  • Divide the kale amongst the two plates and top with the fried eggs. Garnish with the dollop of harissa and add toast to plates. 
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  • Reply Ashley Nathalie January 20, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Love this! I eat SO MANY EGGS and always try to do them differently so it doesn’t get old. Olive oil fried is always my fav! I like to eat them with fresh salsa and avocado or guacamole if I’m not lazy. You should try them with oven roasted sweet plantains and avocado. Game. Changer.

  • Reply Lindsey | This Miss Cooks January 20, 2018 at 9:53 am

    I remember watching Runaway Bride when I was a kid, and there’s a scene where they talk about how Julia Roberts’s character just says she likes her eggs however the man in her life does instead of forming her own opinion. Young me set out on a mission to find out how I liked my eggs, but I was thwarted by my mother’s refusal to sever me anything with an underdone yolk! The only exception was, oddly, soft-boiled eggs. It wasn’t until I was in college that I found out that I loved over easy or sunny side up.

    And on that note, this recipe sounds perfect. 🙂

  • Reply Ricki Jill Treleaven January 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

    One of my favorite books is Before Ever After, and one of the characters in the book (Max) is obsessed with egg dishes, and he’s famous for his baked eggs. There are recipes in the book, and one of my favorites has goat cheese and truffle oil.

    I also cook coddled eggs for my family, and one of the most popular blog posts ever on my blog is for Coddled Eggs 101.

  • Reply Natalie January 29, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Beside your amazing fried eggs, I really love the way you arranged the egg’s shell. My best friend and I often have simple breakfast like this with eggs and hot chocolate in cold weather weekends. I will surely share this recipe with her 🙂 YUMMMM!!!

  • Reply Melissa February 24, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I love the recipe, great way to start off the day, I also use the Kale stripper to help with my cooking time: https://modernkitchenmaker.com/blogs/news/10-kitchen-gadgets-youll-never-understand-how-you-lived-without

  • Reply dannie May 22, 2018 at 1:52 am

    delicoius meal.love the use of green makes it a balanced meal.