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Kale With Bacon and Onions

kaleWe are fortunate to be able to pick kale in the winter that is growing in the garden under small greenhouse covers. In fact, overall kale tastes even better once it is exposed to a slight frost and it is very cold weather tolerant. While easy to grow, the hard part is getting my children to eat this healthy green vegetable but I think I found a way. Just add bacon to kale and even my twelve year old son had a couple of bites! Adjust the onions and bacon to your liking.

  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • small bunch kale, tough stems removed
  • 2-3 slices bacon, cut into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  1. Parboil kale in large pot of salted water for 3-5 minutes (depending upon size of leaves) until still firm.  Remove and drain.  Chop into smaller pieces.
  2. Fry bacon until just before it turns crispy.  Add diced onions and fry for another 3 minutes until onion starts to brown and bacon becomes more crispy.
  3. Add garlic, stirring often for another minute.
  4. Add kale, a small amount of olive oil and butter, salt and pepper to taste.  Sauté for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring often.

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