Some dishes get me really excited. I mean REALLY. This is one of them. Talk about the marriage of all the perfect flavors. The buttery, creamy poached egg over crispy, salty bacon with the sweet tang of red onion and the heartiness of kale. Let’s not forget the starchy sweet potato that kindly brings it all together. Add a few sprigs of cilantro (my all-time favorite herb) and a pinch or two of hot chili flakes. MAGIC. Pure magic, people.
That look right there is the look of true love.
Kale, Bacon + Sweet Potato Hash //
4 organic, cage-free eggs
1 cup organic kale, washed, dried and loosely chopped
1 large sweet potato (copper skin, orange flesh), peeled and julienned in food processor
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 small red onion
4 thick slices of local, organic smoked bacon, diced
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
a few sprigs of fresh cilantro, minced or whole
pinch of red chili flakes
pinch of sea salt
a few rounds of freshly ground pepper
Boil pot of water with cider vinegar.
Separately heat coconut oil in large stainless steel sauté pan on medium heat. Once pan is hot, add onion and bacon. Saute for about 2 mins, then add sweet potato and red pepper. Your sweet potato should start to crisp in the bacon fat and onion juices. Ahh-maze-ing. Constantly stir so there’s no sticking, cook for about 2 minutes. Add chopped kale. Add fresh pepper and sea salt. Allow kale to slightly wilt for about 1 minute. Do not overcook! Remove from heat, cover and set aside.
Your pot of water should be boiling by now. Crack egg in teacup. With a spoon, create a whirlpool in the boiling water then immediately, but gently, submerge the egg in boiling water. Boil for 2 minutes for runny yolk, boil for 4 minutes for stiffer yolk. Use a spatula spoon/strainer to remove poached egg, set on paper towel to drain. Repeat with the rest of the eggs.
Serve two poached eggs over hash mixture, garnish with cilantro and red pepper flakes.
photography: DuckDuck Collective
food styling: Erika Sheffer
hair + makeup: Erika Sheffer + Karissa Addington
shot on location in a friend’s beautiful kitchen