12.06.2012

My Favorite Kale


I don't like to have to work to chew my kale. Anybody with me?

This recipe makes the most of kale's robust flavor, and adding nutritious ingredients like butter and chicken broth helps to unlock all the nutrients that kale has to offer. And you cook it until it's good and tender, so you can chew it, not chew it.

This recipe's true merit? My husband eats it. And likes it. And that makes me a happy wife.

My Favorite Kale

 

Ingredients:
1 bunch of kale (8-10 large leaves)
2 T. butter, coconut oil, bacon grease, lard, or chicken fat
1-2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 an onion, diced (optional)
1/4 t. salt
pepper to taste
a pinch of nutmeg (freshly grated is the best!)
1/4 c. chicken broth

Directions:
  1. Wash the kale and pull leaves off of stems. Discard the steps. Chop the leaves coursely.
  2. Heat an iron or stainless steel skillet over medium heat. Melt the fat in the pan.
  3. Add the kale and optional onion to the pan and cook, stirring, until kale is wilted. 
  4. Add sliced garlic, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and stir to incorporate.
  5. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover.
  6. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender (taste it to make sure it's tender enough.)
  7. If you want it to be a little more browned, cook an additional couple of minutes with the lid off. (My husband likes it a little crispy.)
Enjoy! This kale is great underneath a couple fried eggs, or as a side dish with roast chicken or meatloaf.

How do you like your kale?

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7 comments:

  1. I like the new look, Joanna! I'll have to try this recipe -- I often sauté kale, but I haven't done it with broth before. Also, do you know anything about massaging kale? I heard about from another blog, My New Roots, but I can't tell if it's only for taste or if it has nutritional value, too.

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    1. Thanks Grace! I know that massaging kale does make it much more tender than raw kale, but I prefer to cook kale because there are some compounds in raw kale that aren't so great for you. I'm sure some raw kale once in awhile is fine though. :) I wrote a big about that here:
      http://www.modernalternativekitchen.com/2012/10/the-raw-food-myth/#.UMI2rIVUetc

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  2. Mmm this looks great! I'm always looking for different ways to use kale.

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  3. I like the new look! We recently just did an overhaul too. :) Feels good doesn't it? Love the simple kale recipe. I'm all about simple with the veggies. :)

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    1. Thanks Jen! Yes, it does feel good. I was so sick of looking at my boring header, but didn't have time to try to figure out how to make one! And AMEN to the simple recipes. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  4. New looks for everyone! My blog got a make over too :) And that Kale, yeah, I think it's going to be my favorite TOO! :)

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    1. Thanks GiGi! It's SUPER easy and delish!

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