Fried Eggs with Wild Greens and Onions
photo by recipe author


Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 35 minutes

  • ¾ cup virgin coconut oil
  • 10 green onions, minced
  • 2 pounds mixed greens: such as nettles, lamb’s-quarter, spinach, swiss chard, kale, etc., washed and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 fresh farm eggs

Heat ½ cup virgin coconut oil in a 5-qt. pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 10 minutes. Add greens, parsley, mint, garlic, and ½ cup water; season with salt and pepper. Cook gently, stirring occasionally, until greens are tender, 15–20 minutes. Remove from heat.

Heat ¼ cup coconut oil in an 12″ skillet over medium-high heat. Add more coconut oil if necessary.

Working in two batches, crack eggs into skillet – constantly spooning oil over yolks, until yolks are just set, about 2 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to a plate.

Divide greens between serving plates and top each with a fried egg. Grind more fresh pepper and salt on top.

Serve with slices of toasted bread.

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