Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Savannah, Georgia to cook with a lovely lady by the name of Paula Deen, the Queen of Southern cooking (you may have heard of her). Paula’s known for her love of butter, cream and all things on the not-so-good-for-you scale. Now those of you who know me and my style are probably asking what the hell was I doing on her show but on our episode I had the butter locked away and I have to say she was an excellent sport without her favourite staple. How could she not be? Our food was deeelicious, as they say. Did I fail to mention that we were filming for her new season of “Paula’s Best Dishes“? It was so much fun shooting with her. Apparently she has a thing for shaved heads. You’ll have to watch it to see what I mean (see air dates below) but in the meantime click here to see pics or here to see the show!
One of the recipes we made was this one, Braised Greens with Fried Eggs. The eggs were as fresh as a daisy coming directly from her coop and we even picked the greens straight from her garden. Pretty impressive if you ask me! I actually make this meal often in my house as it’s a great way to eat your greens.
RECIPE: (My version)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion – finely chopped
2 large bunches greens (Swiss Chard, Kale, Collards) – stems removed & chopped. Leaves chopped and rinsed.
2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
organic eggs (how ever many you want)
In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and chopped stems and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the greens. Stir. Add the broth, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring from time to time, until the greens are tender, about 20 minutes. Taste and season with S&P.
Fry up a few eggs as desired and pop on top of a serving of greens. Fantastic.
Serve and enjoy!
Tune into the Food Network on Saturday October 13th at 7am PST, Monday Oct 15th at 2pm PST, or Monday Oct 22nd at 9am PST to see how much fun we had!
All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers’ market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.