Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

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A few weeks ago I woke up with one thing on my mind: grits.

That thought was quickly followed by another one: too lazy.

I mean, there are instant grits, but if you want really perfect creamy, tender, corn-y grits, it requires a non-trivial amount of stirring and coaxing (and dairy) to get them there. So instead, I did what I often do in times when I'm dealing with bouts of extreme laziness: I reached for a can of beans. Cooked briefly with some aromatics and mashed up with plenty of dairy and cream, they make a great breakfast.

It isn't quite grits, but it satisfies the same desire for comforting creaminess, while having a uniquely delicious flavor of its own.

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Know what else is delicious? Sautéed kale. And, of course, most breakfasts (not to mention most other meals of the day) are better with a runny egg on top. Put 'em all together and you've got a breakfast that's fast enough to pull together on even the laziest of mornings, while still being delicious enough to pass the all-important does-it-impress-my-wife? test.