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Wonderful Kale Recipes

Wonderful Kale Recipes

A surprising number of people simply don’t know any kale recipes besides tearing the leaves off the ribs and tossing them into a lot of salted water and boiling them to mush. But in reality there’s a wealth of kale recipes, and most of them are easy to make. Here are a few of them.

My Favorite of all Kale Recipes – Porridge

2 lbs. of kale, stripped from the stems and ribs, washed and torn to pieces.
1 cup of water
1 1/2 cups of half n’ half, hot
1 cup cooked rice
2 tbs. butter
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 lb. of mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. mace
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Dash of hot pepper sauce
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a Dutch oven, bring the water to a boil. Add salt and the kale. Cook until just wilted. Reserve some of the cooking liquid and cool. When cool enough to handle, chop in a food processor with the cooking liquid. The kale shouldn’t be too soupy. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, then add the flour. Whisk in the half n’ half until the mixture is thick. Add the nutmeg, allspice, mace and hot pepper sauce. Pour the kale into a casserole dish and add the flour and half n’ half mixture. Add the cheese and rice and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top. Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes or until the Parmesan is brown and the casserole is bubbly.

This is surprisingly good!

2 lbs. kale, leaves removed from stems and ribs and torn
3 tbs. olive oil
8 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 lb. angel hair pasta
2 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Parmesan cheese to taste

Cook the angel hair in a large pot of boiling water till al dente. Drain, but reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir till its soft. Add the kale and the rest of the olive oil and toss till soft.

Cover the pot and cook over medium low heat till the kale is tender.

Add the pasta to the kale, then add the lemon juice and some of the pasta water. Toss, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Now This is One of Those Stick to Your Ribs Kale Recipes with Bacon and Potatoes

2 lbs. kale, leaves removed from stems and ribs and torn
4 cooked red potatoes, cut into quarters
6 slices of bacon
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste

Fry bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Pour off all but a tablespoon of the bacon grease. Cook the garlic in it over low heat, stirring until it turns golden. Add the kale and cook, tossing, till it’s wilted. Add the water and allow to simmer for about 8 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook till heated through.

Toss with the bacon, add salt and pepper and serve.

I Thought I Would Share This One Too – Kale with Anchovies

The anchovies will probably eliminate the need for salt.

2 lbs. kale, leaves removed from stems and ribs and torn
3 tbs. olive oil
4 cooked new potatoes, sliced
1/2 can of anchovies, chopped
6 garlic cloves, sliced
2 cups of water

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven. Add the garlic and cook till golden. Add the anchovies and stir till they disintegrate. Add the kale and potatoes and cook till the kale is bright green and wilted. Add the water if it gets too dry. Add the black pepper and serve.

Well there you have it, my favorite kale recipes for you to enjoy. These kale recipes are especially tasty on a crisp fall night!