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Broiled Eggs with Kale and Roasted Kabocha

kabocha and eggs

The Pacific Northwest just finished up over 80 days without rain. Until last week, people were sitting on their decks with cocktails. At Wyatt's soccer game 2 Saturdays ago, I took my shoes and socks off and pretended I was on the beach. 

Now, rivers of rain out my window, there's no mistaking the arrival of Fall. I think Puget Sounders are a little relieved. So much sun was too good to be true. Now we can go back to taking our Vitamin D, feeling sorry for ourselves, and coming up with every conceivable use for pumpkins.

I got the most beautiful Kabocha (or Japanese Pumpkin)  squash at Joe's Garden before it closed for the season. I peeled and thinly sliced it, drizzled it with olive oil and salt, and roasted the slices at 425 until they were tender, about 12 minutes. I then used it for a million things, including a galette and these eggs. 

And that's what I recommend for those inhospitable squash, sitting in your pantry or on your porch and staring you down. If you roast it up (there's a good method here) and put it in the fridge, all of the sudden it will be in your eggs, squished between bread with cheese and grilled, or tossed into pasta. 

Broiled Eggs with Kale and Roasted Kabocha
Serves 2. Turn broiler on. Saute several handfuls of washed and chopped kale in an ovenproof skillet with olive oil and a little garlic and salt. Cook until halfway wilted. Add a handful of your roasted squash and a squeeze of lemon juice and a bit of grated lemon zest. Stir. Crack 4 eggs over the top of the kale and squash mixture, and top with feta, sharp cheddar, or other cheese. Add some chopped fresh herbs if you want (parlsey, rosemary, thyme, cilantro.) Cook until eggs are set a bit, then transfer to to the broiler. Broil until everything is bubbling and eggs are cooked to your liking.  Cut around eggs with a small spatula and serve, or just eat right out of the pan by yourself or with your friend or sweetie.  

Reader Comments (3)

Oh, Sarah! I can count on you to contribute to our changing seasons and peaceful transitions-----THANK YOU a million! We're eating our kale and our fall squashes, believe it or not feeling grateful for our rain, and today the sun came out again! I'm now in search of your fresh apple cake recipe, in preparation for our daughter Karen's birthday! Much Love!
October 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn M
I miss you, Sarah. I'm still a regular here at your blog. I get overly excited whenever I see a new post. Last night we had the pot roast with tomato gravy, yum! I served it with goat cheese mashed potatoes and roasted carrots and mushrooms. Tonight I made your butternut squash soup and your biscuits with a massaged kale salad. I loved the curry powder in the soup; a nice change from nutmeg and sage/thyme. I'm glad to be back in the kitchen again after the transition to a family of five, which meant meals from others and the freezer section at Trader Joe's. I feel inspired and would love to spend some time perusing your recipe index. Thanks for blessing me and my family!
November 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertiffany a
This is so incredibly unique and embodies everything I love about fall veggies - can't wait to try!
November 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

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