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Samuraisan | 17:58 Wed 15th Mar 2017 | Food & Drink
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Does anyone know how to cook kale ? I bought some today as it looked lovely and fresh, but I have no idea what to do with it.

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steam or boil it
As Bednobs says but keep an eye on it. It cooks quite quickly.
De core, shred and sweat in some garlic butter with a splash of boiling water with seasoning.

Do you know what type of kale you bought?
I either steam or fry it. I have on occassion, put olive oil and salt on it and bunged it on a tray and baked it in the oven for 15 minutes. It goes lovely and crisp, and makes a nice snack to watch the telly with.
I like to tear the leaves up, rather than cut them.
It doesn't boil down like cabbage dose, so mind you don't over cook.
I think a vegetable oxo brings out the flavor.
Don'y you just steam it up ?

I have a bag of it in the freezer. Last time I used it I shoved it in water along with the other veg, and microwaved it. Turned out ok; for veg.

Toss it with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Spread on a large baking sheet.

Kale does not need to be in a single layer, as it will shrink in volume as it cooks. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every five minutes or so, until leaves are tender, crisp on edges and slightly browned.

a little garlic in it too.....
bin it
Boil it as you would with cabbage.
and then bin it as you would cabbage
It does make me laugh when some of these vegetables become trendy. My grandfather had a whole field of kale (or curley kale as my Mum called it) He supplied to the local hotels. The kale that my grandfather and father grew was so good that you didn't need to do anything with it apart from boiling.
I'm with woofgang,

It doesn't matter how you cook it. Eat it, tell your co-diners how wonderful it is. And then don't buy it again.
^That's because you townies are buying it in bags from the supermarket. :-)
I love kale...and purple sprouting broccoli and cabbage and spring greens and .....? .......anything leafy and greeny.

I don't like cauliflower though.
I once saw a couple of Swans take off from a field of Kale. They somehow managed to jump onto the top and run like hell while flapping their wings like mad for what seemed a long way and finally lurched into the air. Quite a sight.
237SJ

I buy potatoes in bags. Carrots, coriander, and celery too. They are good. I suspect it is not because I buy (bought) Kale in a bag that is the problem.
I use curly kale in my soup.
Gromit - I think it is such a shame that the only way people can buy produce is in bags.
// the only way people can buy produce is in bags //

We buy from supermarkets for convenience rather than it being the only option.
As long as the produce is fresh is the main thing. The fact they feel they have to put it into a plastic bag is irrelevant.
I haven't tried Kale, my favourite brassica is Savoy Cabbage, love it.

I have an shopping order coming tomorrow and even though I have ordered some veg as loose (2 carrots, 2 sweet pots etc) I know they'll come in a bag because they need a bar code adding to them.

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