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How to cook kale
Sat 9-Jan-10
11:36 am
Scarborough, England
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Paula [Weeding for Godot] posted this recipe on the blog but it will get lost there so I have pasted it in here. This sounds intriguing and we have a lot of kale to chopm through ths year. Thanks, Paula.

Anybody else with methods that work - feel free to add them.

Oh you two- one of my favorite things in the world to eat is kale, but I only do it this way:

Set a pot of water on to boil for pasta (my favorite is Capellini)

chop and then saute until done 3 strips of bacon. Remove bacon and set aside. Blot most of the bacon fat with a paper towel and add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes. Your pot of water should be close to boiling now- add the salt to it.

mince and add a clove or two of garlic to the oil. Watch it to make sure it doesn’t burn and when it’s a little golden, add a ladle full of pasta water to the pan.

Add your chopped kale (I usually use 8 to 9 leaves) (without the stems!) and put a lid on it to steam.

Now your pot should be boiling so add your capellini and time it for 3 minutes. When it’s done, fish it out with tongs and add it to the kale. Add the bacon back in and mix it all up.

Serve with freshly ground parmesan or romano. We’re using romano these days because it’s cheaper.

I could eat this 3 or 4 times a week, but I think my husband would rebel.

Never knowingly underfed

Sat 9-Jan-10
9:44 pm

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After reading about your Black Tuscany Kale, Fiona, I worried that I may have made a mistake, buying some kale.

Can you believe it - I couldn't remember ever tasting it before, so, as my daughter has been growing it in her allotment and said how wonderful it was, I thought I would give it a go.

It wasn't Black Tuscany, but after your experience, I wasn't sure just what it would taste like.

I'm now a convert! We really enjoyed it.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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