Remember me, the original kale hater? The one who composted her CSA kale for years before discovering kale chips?
But while I liked kale chips, it wasn’t like I was tearing apart my CSA boxes hoping for extra greens. Well no more! I am now making my kale with prosciutto. And I like it so much I’ll add prosciutto to almost anything green–Swiss chard, radish greens…. Yup, it’s very versatile.
Now everyone knows that everything is better with bacon. But bacon has problems of its own. It is fattening, comes in big packages, takes a chunk of time to cook–and don’t get me started on nitrates (though a lot more naturally cured bacon is now available). Trader Joe’s carries a prosciutto that solves all these problems–at 35 calories a slice. (And no this isn’t a sponsored post!)
So if you are buried in greens or looking for an easy way to take them a bit more upscale, give this a try. And the mark of a real convert? I am planning to grow some of my own kale next year!
Kale with Prosciutto
Ingredients (per serving)
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 slice prosciutto, cut into small pieces with a scissors
- 1 t butter
- Tear kale leaves from stems and place in frying pan with about 2 T water. Cook until wilted and softened, adding more water if needed (you want just enough water to cook–it can all evaporate out at end).
- Remove kale from pan and cut up (dice) with knife and fork. Drain any water left in pan, then place kale back in pan, adding butter and prosciutto pieces.
- Sautee, stirring on medium high, until kale has shrunk but before it turns crisp.
- Wait for your next CSA box, then do it again!
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