Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sauteed Kale

With garlic! And bacon. Just whisper the word bacon, and it's still a very healthy vegetable side dish. Not to get all nutritional and scientific on you, but you know those ANDI score signs they have hanging around Whole Foods? It's some sort of ranking about which foods are healthiest for you. And kale is #1. First place! Obviously it makes me feel nice and healthy to eat my leafy greens, but even better to know that I'm eating the champion of vegetables.

1 bunch kale
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 slices bacon
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
salt and pepper

Rinse kale, cut ribs out and slice leaves into strips or smaller pieces. In a large skillet with high sides cook bacon until crisp. Let bacon cool on a plate with a paper towel. Pour out bacon grease except 1-2 tablespoons. Cook garlic in the pan until light brown, just about a minute. Add kale to the pan and slowly mix with tongs until all wilted, about 3 minutes.

Add chicken stock, and cover with a lid but with room to let steam out. Let cook for another 5-10 minutes. Remove from pan, mix with crumbled bacon, and lightly salt and pepper.

1 comment:

  1. It's no small coincidence that this weekend -- Seth's birthday weekend -- is BaconPalooza on Sullivan Street. Baconnnnnnnnn!