Sautéed Kale

Sautéed Kale


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About this recipe: A great way to use up some of the extra kale you might have in your garden! You can use other similar greens in this recipe - spinach, chard and rocket all work beautifully. A mixture is also quite good.


Serves: 6 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 100g (4 oz) breadcrumbs
  • 400g (14 oz) kale, shredded

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large frying pan. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until soft.
  2. Mix in breadcrumbs, and cook and stir until brown.
  3. Stir in kale, and cook until wilted. Serve hot or warm.

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Reviews (6)


Something else. 1) Don't be alarmed by the amount/bulk of fresh kale called for. It reduces so much that you really do need at least 300g. to get one adult serving. 2) Use a LARGE pan or wok, as the kale needs a lot of surface area to stir fry. If you prepare it in a small pan that forces you to pile the kale up, you will not get rid of the water and the kale will saute instead of stir frying. 3) Wilt the kale for no more than 5 minutes. 4) Most Important: Use fewer breadcrumbs, and remove the bread-crumb coated onions before adding the kale. Once the kale has stir-fried, put it in a serving dish and add the onions on top. It is a nicer presentation, because loose breadcrumbs spread over the kale and make it appear less appetising. I've never been able to keep the breadcrumbs on the onions if I keep them in the pan while I fry the kale. - 24 Jul 2008


Something else. Like this recipe a lot, but made a few changes to how it was prepared - fried the garlic and onion in the oil first, then added the (curly) kale, turned the heat right up, then added some water (a few splashes) which then turned to steam and cooked the kale through. After all the liquid was absorbed, added the breadcrumbs and some salt and served with some parmesan shavings for extra flavour. Disappeared really fast so must've done something right Thanks for the original receipe - great way to do kale! - 24 Jul 2008

little dd

Yummy! This was very easy and very tasty. I will make this again. I found that I needed to add water while it was cooking but other than that it was great. - 24 Jul 2008

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