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Eggs over Kale and Sweet Potato Grits

A modern twist on a Southern classic, this baked breakfast dish features eggs and grits with sweet potatoes and kale.

4 servings
Cook time
45 minutes
1 large sweet potato
2 cups kale (fresh, chopped)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided)
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup milk (non-fat)
3/4 cup grits (quick cooking)
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Coat 4 individual soufflé dishes with 1 tsp vegetable oil.
  3. Make 3 to 4 slits in sweet potatoes; cook in microwave until just soft.
  4. When sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel, cut into chunks, and puree in food processor.
  5. Heat remaining vegetable oil in sauce pan, and sauté kale about 5 minutes.
  6. In a medium sauce pan, boil water and milk, add grits and sweet potatoes; cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sautéed kale.
  7. Divide grits mixture evenly among 4 soufflé dishes (or place all in casserole dish).
  8. Make 4 depressions in the grits mixture with the back of a large spoon. Carefully break one egg into each hollow.
  9. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until eggs are cooked. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
Meal Type: Breakfast
Food group: Vegetables, Protein, Dairy, Grains
Season: Winter, Fall