Spicy Eggs, Bacon and Kale

The entire article for this recipe (and more) was originally posted in my article for The Piedmont Virginian magazine in their March/April 2016 issue.

Our chickens have been laying consistently for about 8 weeks now. I am so happy to have those glorious dark yellow/orange yolks back in our lives again. I'll admit, I'm a pretty simple soul when it comes to eggs. Give me a little dried seasoning and hot sauce and I'm good to go.

But sometimes I'll get a little more down in the nitty gritty and throw together some actual recipes. One of my personal favorites is spicy eggs, bacon, and kale. 

This recipe is all over the internet, but it's something that has been in my life for years. No recipe is really required, it's all by taste!


6 slices of thick cut bacon, roughly chopped (we use homegrown! No nitrates added)

1 small sweet onion, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 bunches kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped

1 ½ cup chicken stock

4 eggs

2 tsp. black pepper

Red pepper flakes, to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

Fry bacon pieces in a large skillet (cast iron preferred) until crispy. Remove from skillet, leaving drippings.

Cook onions and garlic in bacon grease until opaque. Add additional oil if necessary.

Add bunches of kale, half at a time as space in skillet allows.

Add chicken stock and let simmer until kale is soft; about 5 minutes.

Create four small wells in the kale and crack one egg into each well.

Season entire mixture with black pepper, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice.

Cover pan and allow eggs to cook until desired doneness. Turn off heat immediately and serve.

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