I’m not a burger girl. Never crave them, never order one at a restaurant, never make them in bulk. But then I learned that special topping that makes a burger turn from blah to unreal. A perfect fried egg!
So sometimes I make recipes with the Whole30 program (explained more here) in mind. I like to go through phases, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 days, 5 days, where I follow the Whole30. It helps me feel my best, I have more energy, and then I can get away with a few drinks that weekend or a few fries or whatever it is. Basically I just “tighten” up, so I can “loosen” up at other times (like eating out, or the weekend!).
I recently made a Whole30 Breakfast Bowl that you guys are totally eating up, no pun intended. But a few people said it was not exacttttly Whole30, because the lack of veggies and too much fruit. So today I present a recipe that is awesome for breakfast or lunch on the Whole30, or heck for any day.
Basically it’s just slightly steamed kale, a Trader Joe’s frozen grass fed burger, and a perfect fried egg. Two important things from this recipe. 1) If you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s grass fed burgers, then ya gotta. They are so convenient for any meal that you just want to throw something together. Take it out the freezer, run it under cold water, cook it in the skillet, and boom. Top it with some toppings, and boom. Easy meal. 2) The perfect fried egg is made by 1/2 teaspoon oil (I used coconut) and 1 Tablespoon water. So you heat up the oil over medium in a skillet, crack the egg, add the water, cover the skillet and let it cook. It’ll cook your whole egg (top and bottom), and it takes like 2-3 minutes. So freaking easy! If you haven’t tried the water trick yet, do it!
So that’s it. How do you make your fried eggs?
- 2 cups kale
- 1 frozen grass fed burger, or 4 oz grass fed beef
- 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1/2 lemon
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and place a colander on top of the pot. Place the kale in the colander and leave for 1-3 minutes, until soft. This will take some of the bitterness out of it.
- Spray a skillet with coconut oil and bring to medium heat. Cook the burger for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet.
- Quickly rinse and wipe off the skillet and add 1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil. Bring to medium heat. Add the egg, and after about 20 seconds add the Tablespoon of water. Cover immediately and let the egg cook for about 2-3 minutes. Remove and place on top of burger with steamed kale. Squeeze a lemon over the dish! Serve hot.
- I make a big batch of lightly steamed kale in the beginning of the week and use it for dishes like this.
- Calories: Approximately 430 calories per serving! Or if you have 1/2 the hamburger it's 285 calories. (varies with ingredients)