Saturday, July 12, 2008

Scalloped Kale and Potatoes

This recipe is from Quick Vegetarian Pleasures. I used a mix of two varieties of fresh kale purchased from Busa Farms.

1 lbs (or more) fresh kale
5 medium-large potatoes, thinly sliced
2 minced garlic cloves
1.5 cups grated cheese (the recipe calls for swiss, i used cheddar)
6 tbsps cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
salt and pepper to taste
1.25 cups milk

Wash the kale, remove from stalks, and cook in 1/2 cup of water for 7 minutes, until it is just wilted. Drain and cool, squeeze out water, and roughly chop. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees, and butter a large shallow baking dish. Layer 1/2 the potato slices, then all the kale, the garlic, 1/2 the cheese, butter, salt & pepper. Top with other 1/2 of potato, cheese, butter, and salt & pepper. Pour in the milk and bake 50 minutes uncovered.

Very simple, and really tasty. Next time, I might try adding some chopped tomatoes, or some nuts (pine nuts or almonds). If you do try either of those or another variation you like, let me know. :-)


1 comment:

Katie said...

That looks great. My kids love swiss cheese, and kale and potatoes sound like a good combination. I have one recipe that I tend to make over and over again with greens, so it's nice to hear some other options!