Keto Collard Greens with Bacon and Eggs
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Super easy keto collard greens recipe!
Prep time: 15 min
1 serving: Carb: 6g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 18g,
This quick and simple meal has become a weeknight favorite of ours. It’s made in minutes, uses one pan, and has amazing flavor. Even if you don’t typically buy collard greens (or barely know what they are), don’t worry – this recipe is full-proof. Collard greens are the perfect keto vegetable to accompany eggs as they are low in carbs (~3g/cup, raw) and high in protein (5 g/cup, raw). You could also use kale or swiss chard. I wouldn’t recommend using spinach as it cooks down too much; collard greens, kale or chard soften beautifully while still holding their shape and texture when cooked.
The trick to getting the great flavor in this dish is to use a generous amount of salt and pepper when cooking the greens, and to cook the eggs with the yolk still runny (i.e over easy). When you pierce the soft yolk over the warm greens, it creates a rich creamy sauce that blends all the flavors together.
2 cups raw collard greens (will be 1 cup when cooked)
2 slices bacon
salt and pepper
Step 1: Cup up the bacon into small pieces and fry in a non-stick pan:
Step 2: Add the rinsed collard greens and mix with the bacon, stirring frequently:
Step 3: Add a generous amount of salt and pepper:
Step 4: Cook for about 3-4 minutes:
Step 5: Place the greens on a plate. Using the bacon fat remaining in the pan, fry two eggs over easy. Be careful not to break the yolks. Place the eggs on the warm greens and enjoy!