I’m not sure what to sing the praises of first with this dish.
Is it the soba noodles? Quick to prepare, made from buckwheat and wheat and high in protein.
Or maybe the kale? Packed with vitamins, iron and antioxidants, I can’t be more in love with a leafy vegetable than this.
But, I’m going to go with the fried egg on top. Because I just love the simple pleasure of digging in and breaking apart that egg with the yolk still runny on the inside. Then have the creaminess of the yolk drip down and blend into the noodles and kale underneath.
There’s really no need for any additional sauce with this dish. The egg is all you need.
Where there is so much goodness going into one dish, I’m tempted to make it every day. Which I did… for lunch, three days straight this week.
Please, try this one out and let me know if you love it as much as I do!
Kale Sesame Soba Noodles Topped with a Fried Egg (serves 1)
Soba Noodles, 3oz dry (about 1 1/2 cup cooked) – I like using Hakubaku brand, they cook up in 4 minutes and are already portioned out for you in the packaging.
2 cups uncooked kale, tough stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
salt, to taste
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
white sesame seeds, optional
Cook the soba noodles according to packaging, then set aside
In a wok or large pan, bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Toss the kale into the water and let cook for about 2 minutes until bright green. Remove from heat, drain water and set aside.
Heat up 1 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat in the same wok/large pan. Saute the garlic for about 30 seconds, then toss in the kale. Saute for 1-2 minutes, then add the salt and sesame oil. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes, remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
Heat a small pan over medium heat, then add about 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds and roast for about 1 minute. Make sure they don’t burn, because they can go from roasted to burnt pretty quickly. Remove from heat.
In the same small pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil for about 1 minute. Then crack the egg into the pan. Immediately turn the heat down to low and let the egg cook for about 1 minute. Flip the egg over and let cook for 1-2 minutes, depending on whether you like your egg over easy or over medium.
Place the egg on top of the kale and noodles, then sprinkle the roasted sesame seeds on top. Serve and enjoy!