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Old 02-22-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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Baby Kale

I found a 1.5 pound bag of Baby Kale at Costco. I'm not sure if I want to steam or sauté it. I want to do the whole bag at once and then portion. I will not be seasoning it until I am ready to eat and if I sauté, will be using avocado oil.

What think you, my friends?
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:10 PM   #2
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You can't go wrong with bacon for flavoring.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:13 PM   #3
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Actually, I do love the bacon idea, but I was hoping for some guidance in steaming or sauteing the whole bag, this is going to be almost 9 breakfast servings for me.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:27 AM   #4
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No answers??? I just got done par-steaming 2 pounds of cauliflower and 3 pounds of broccoli, portioning and freezing for Shrek. I'm on to the kale in about 20 minutes if anyone can help me out.
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Sorry, but I got nuthin'. I've used kale just in soups and casseroles. And what are you doing up this late? Isn't it past your bedtime?
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Sorry PF,
Obviously on a different time scale to you so didn't pick up your request in time. However, for what it's worth I flavor mine with cracked black pepper, lashings of butter ( don't tell my Doctor ) and a sprinkling of caraway seeds
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I would rinse it and toss it into a hot pan with a little oil, cover it and stir fry/steam it until it wilts and becomes tender. Toss in some raisins or other dried fruit and some nuts, similar to the recent thread on spinach. It would also be great served plain with salt/pepper and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar or the fried bacon crumbles or garlic. A nest of it topped with a runny poached egg is a great breakfast.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:13 AM   #8
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Sorry, but I got nuthin'. I've used kale just in soups and casseroles. And what are you doing up this late? Isn't it past your bedtime?
I was still par-steaming our veggie haul from Costco, got started on it late. I would have waited till today, but had no room in the fridge for the huge packages. Now I'm awake because of cats...
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:16 AM   #9
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Sorry PF,
Obviously on a different time scale to you so didn't pick up your request in time. However, for what it's worth I flavor mine with cracked black pepper, lashings of butter ( don't tell my Doctor ) and a sprinkling of caraway seeds
Yes, my Doctor hollers at me about butter, too! I hadn't considered caraway, thanks!
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:26 AM   #10
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I would rinse it and toss it into a hot pan with a little oil, cover it and stir fry/steam it until it wilts and becomes tender. Toss in some raisins or other dried fruit and some nuts, similar to the recent thread on spinach. It would also be great served plain with salt/pepper and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar or the fried bacon crumbles or garlic. A nest of it topped with a runny poached egg is a great breakfast.
Thanks, Aunt Bea! I ended up par-steaming it in the micro wave. 3 minutes for each batch (2 handfuls) , I had 8 batches that cooked down to 1/2 cup servings. Probably would have been faster in a stockpot for the whole package, but they are a brilliant green.

I didn't season them at all as I want to try different things with each batch so I don't get bored with it. I'm using the kale a a nest for my breakfast eggs, the first one I make will be made with dried cranberries and walnuts. I plan on a Mexican style one morning and a curried one, too. The rest is up to whatever I drag out of the spice cabinet.
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