Greens with Eggs and Ham

Greens with Eggs and Ham
  • Prep Time
  • 4Servings


  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste or 4 canned anchovy fillets
  • 2 heads escarole, shredded
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices prosciutto, halved crosswise
  • 8 large eggs


In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons EVOO, 3 turns of the pan, over medium heat. Add the garlic and anchovy paste and cook until the garlic is softened, about 2 minutes. Add the escarole, lemon peel and nutmeg; season with pepper and cook for 2 minutes more.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the prosciutto and fry until crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Crack the eggs into the skillet and fry over medium-low heat to desired doneness; season with salt and pepper.

Stir the lemon juice into the escarole. Pile onto 4 plates and top each with 2 eggs and crispy prosciutto. Serve with the bread.