Kale & Potato Hash

Photo from Eating Well

Kale & Potato Hash from Eating Well

Serve as a side with pork or set a poached egg on top for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

8 cups torn kale leaves (about ½ large bunch; see Tip)
1-2 tablespoons horseradish or hot sauce
1 medium shallot, minced
½ teaspoon ground pepper & ¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked shredded potatoes    (boil potatoes until they can just be pierced with a fork but are not completely tender. Let cool slightly, then shred.)
3 tablespoons olive oil, lard or other yummy farm fat

1. Place kale in a large cast iron skillet and sauté in butter, lard or other fat, until wilted, about 6 minutes. Cool slightly, and finely chop.

2. Mix horseradish, shallot, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Add the chopped kale and potatoes; stir to combine.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the kale mixture, spread into an even layer and cook, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes and returning the mixture to an even layer, until the potatoes begin to turn golden brown and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes total.

Kale & Potato Hash Tips: A 1- to 1 1/2-pound bunch of kale yields 16 to 24 cups of chopped leaves. When preparing kale for these recipes, remove the tough ribs, chop or tear the kale as directed, then wash it–allowing some water to cling to the leaves. The moisture helps steam the kale during the first stages of cooking.