Wilted Greens with Balsamic Fried Eggs

Source: Aida Mollenkamp for Chowhound

Greens tend to be relegated to slow, long cooking such as braising, but
the more delicate of these, such as dandelion, can be wilted and used in
a quick meal. Here the bitterness of dandelion greens is tamed by rich
egg flavor and a sweet, syrupy balsamic vinegar reduction. Serve it all
over a big piece of toasted country-style bread and you’ll see why this
versatile dish has a place at the table any hour of the day.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
6 ounces dandelion greens (about 1 small bunch), washed, thoroughly dried, ends trimmed, and coarsely chopped
4 large eggs
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar


Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add the garlic and cook until it just starts to color, about 30 seconds.

Add the dandelion greens and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until just wilted, about 1 minute. Immediately remove from heat and divide the greens between 2 serving plates.

Wipe out the pan, return it to medium heat, and add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. When it shimmers, add the eggs and fry until set, bubbly, and brown on the edges and the pan is almost dry, about 3 minutes.

Carefully add the balsamic vinegar and cook until it is reduced and syrupy, about 2 minutes. Place 2 eggs on each mound of greens, evenly divide the vinegar reduction, season with freshly ground black pepper, and serve with toast.