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, mustard greens, and arugula will all work. A mixture of greens is also quite good. Serve as a salad, as a side dish, or as a main dish with rice.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until soft.

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  • Mix in breadcrumbs, and cook and stir until brown.

  • Stir in kale, and cook until wilted. Serve hot or warm.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 233.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
Like this recipe a lot but made a few changes to how it was prepared - fried up 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 up 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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2011
Agree with some of the other reviews. Great basic idea. Needs modifications. Read More
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162 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
Like this recipe a lot but made a few changes to how it was prepared - fried up 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 up 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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
Wow! I never liked kale before I tried this recipe... Followed the advice of others and cooked the onion and garlic first, added the kale with a splash of water and covered it for a minute or so. Threw in the breadcrumbs at the end and tossed it all together with a bit of sea salt and a splash of lemon juice. I had a bit left over, which I ate cold, straight out of the fridge the next day. Still yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2004
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 1/2 lb. to get one adult serving. 2) Use a LARGE saute pan or skillet, as the kale needs a lot of surface area to stir fry. If you prepare it in a Dutch oven or 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 bread crumbs, 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 bread crumbs spread over the kale and make it appear less appetizing. I've never been able to keep the bread crumbs on the onions if I keep them in the pan while I fry the kale. 5) Try this with the Cajun Style Baked Sweet Potato. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2007
I made this as the recipe called for and the kale was too chewy and so I made a simple modification and its awesome. I removed the thick rib in the middle of the kale and chopped it up. Then boiled it x 10 min. Meanwhile cook onion and garlic in frying pan and added some salt pepper and small amt of hot pepper flakes. Then put the boiled drained kale in the olive oil/onion mixture with salt and pepper and it was really good. Even people who thought they did not like kale enjoyed it this way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2003
Great way to quickly and easily cook any type of green - I would suggest that when you need to add moisture you add veg or chicken broth in lieu of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
This is a good recipe for Kale. I added some butter & parmesean cheese. Not quite as healthy, but a good way to get the rest of my family to eat their veggies:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
yummy! i eat solo so i scaled it down to 2 servings. i took the recommendations of others & cooked the kale separately. i always tear the leaf from the stem & use the water from rinsing to steam it. i also prefer my kale slightly wilted just after it turns bright. typically when i make 2 servings of something it will be a nice 1 serving main course but not this one! i used most of the onion mixture for just 1/2 the kale. i didn't cook the other 1/2 yet. perhaps i'll make this again tomorrow w/ other modifications. it's quick & simple why not? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2003
Mmmmm delish! Even better with some butter! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2011
Agree with some of the other reviews. Great basic idea. Needs modifications. Read More
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