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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kale with Bacon and Walnuts

Time: 30 min

3 pounds kale, trimmed of stems and center ribs
1 cup chopped walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 Tablespoons balsamic glaze
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
6 slices crisply cooked bacon, chopped, reserve drippings.
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Tear kale into large pieces. Cook kale in 2 Tablespoons bacon drippings in a large heavy pan until kale is done to your  taste and moisture is cooked away.  (about 6-10 minutes)

Saute the walnuts in 1 Tablespoon bacon fat in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes and cook, stirring about 1 minute. Add balsamic glaze and cook about one minute more until walnuts are glazed.

Add walnut mixture and bacon bits to kale and add salt and pepper to taste and

Serve warm

I served with cornbread  to which I added shredded  zucchini and La Vaquita Savadorian style cheese.The bacon fat and cornbread are in keeping with the southern style of preparing greens.

Makes 8 servings

And, there is plenty more - Any Ideas?????