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greens and egg pizza

I was reading blog today and came across Smitten Kitchen.  I always like her ideas but I feel like she makes everything very complicated.  I never seem to finish reading a recipe let alone trying one.  The description for a spinach and egg pizza sounded really good.  I have pizza dough in the frig so I decided why not?  I needed to go to the grocery store anyhow because there is a small boy in my life who will be two tomorrow.  I was trying to make a cake tonight but I admit to fading very fast.  

What can I say about this concoction.....  My Beloved kept making noises like he was in heaven.  I am finding me and greens are not always a combination I like.  This is a way I like.  But then there was lots of garlic, olive oil, a bit of cheese, and pine nuts.  Just lovely.  And the egg?  I would never have thought of that bit.  Just lovely.

greens and egg pizza

1/4 pizza dough recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil, or one good glug

4 garlic clove sliced

2 tablespoons pine nuts

1 large kale leaf, washed and slice small

6 spinach leaves, washed very well and slice small

a pinch of salt

a pinch of pepper

about a 1/4 cup grated parmesan

about a 1/4 cup creme faiche

1 egg

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cover a pizza stone with parchment paper.  Roll out the pizza dough very thin.  

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil.  Add the garlic and pine nuts.  Let brown.  Add the kale.  Let cook until the stems start to soften a bit.  Add the spinach.  Cook until wilted.  Add the salt and pepper.  Mix well.

Transfer the mixture to small bowl.  Mix in the cheese and creme fraiche.  Cover the pizza dough with this mixture.  Crack an egg on top.  Put in the oven.

I cooked it until the crust was golden on an edge or two.  This meant the egg was hard.  If you wish a softer egg, do not cook as long.

Let the groans begin.  Tell your children it has greens and they will not like it.  That way, you may not have to share!

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