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I grew kale for the first time this year. It’s doing great. It must love hot, dry weather.
I am still pretty new to eating and preparing kale. I have been looking for different ways to use the kale in my cooking. I made kale chips during the winter and wrote a post about the health benefits of kale.
I must admit it is a little tougher then the greens I’m used to eating. I thought I would try several different ways to cook this super food and see what happens. I found a simple recipe here. This is an easy recipe and thought it was a good place to start.
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic finely minced
1 cup water
1/4 cup champagne or red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
Wash and dry your kale.
Remove stems if desired.
Roll the kale and slice into thin strips
Add oil to a large fry pan or pot. Heat over medium heat.
Add finely diced garlic
Cook until softened.
Add kale and water
Simmer over low heat. Stirring kale occasionally until tender. I simmered it for about 12 – 15 minutes. It will take much longer if you didn’t remove the stems.
Season with salt and pepper. Add vinegar stir and eat.
Overall I thought it was pretty good. I love garlic so I will add more the next time. Stay tuned for recipe #2. Do you have a special way you cook kale?
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