This is my lazy girl's lunch. Lazy, because even when I've eaten every last pickle in the fridge, I can usually find a few fresh eggs, a couple mushrooms, and half an onion there. Lazy, because when I can't be bothered to go to the store, I have to look for what I can scrounge in the garden, and the only things thriving in my garden bed at the moment (early March) are parsley and chard. And who wants to eat a big plate of sautéed parsley?
Beautiful, happy, survived-with-winter, about-to-be-eaten Swiss chard
Now that I think about it, this dish could also be considered a lazy girl's dish because it's really easy to make, and only uses one pan, preferably one with a stick-free coating (meaning that it takes less than a minute to clean up.)
But the real reason I love this dish? Because it tastes so good. Fresh Swiss chard is probably the most delightful leafy green you can eat. Tender, not bitter, almost sweet in fact, and I'm convinced it's got built-in seasoning. You just don't need to add much salt to chard. Top it with a runny egg and the egg yolk creates a luscious dipping sauce for the chard. The mushrooms are just there for fun. I love mushrooms with eggs, and shiitakes pack a lot of flavor, so you only need a couple.
Eat your greens!Eggs Nested in Sautéed Chard and Mushrooms Recipe
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
Shiitakes are highly flavorful mushrooms, and will really make this dish special if you use them, though you can use just about any mushroom. You can also skip the fresh mushrooms and sprinkle the eggs with truffle salt.Add to shopping list
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 pound of fresh chard
- 2-3 large shiitake mushrooms, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 eggs
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