Monday, November 18, 2013

Kale & Potato Fritters

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The queen of greens. Kale.    

I think I may be the only person left on the web that hasn’t posted a recipe on kale yet.  So here you go, kale & potato fritters.  Simple and delicious, actually so delicious that these little fritters might not make it to the table.  Usually, they never make it to the table and the reason is because they taste best when they are piping hot, but you won’t be disappointed if you eat them cold.  In other words, there will never be any leftovers.  Yield: a big batch!

….and here’s a tip for you.

We all know how much kale stinks when you cook it.  The smell invades the house for several hours, but don’t let this hold you back from eating it. If you want to avoid that annoying smell, all you need to do is add a potato in the same water where you boil the kale.  Same thing for any other cabbage that has a strong scent, just throw in a potato, everything will smell good and render justice to this fantastic vegetable. 
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8 comments:

  1. Kale deserved a post. A humble, yet tasty green.
    Plus this recipe is so versatile. I can imagine to substitute the kale with other cabbages, or the potatoes with parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrots, and still it's delicious in my mind! :)

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  2. Things get even better when you start adding spices to them, like paprika or curry or maybe just a pinch of red hot chili peppers. Really, these fritters are just tiny frittatas but you can make them fancy with all sorts of ingredients. This is why I love to cook, you start on a white canvas and everything that comes after is good...just good, sometimes not so good but at least made with love! Have a great day!

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  3. I love the idea! Those healthy fritter must be really enjoyable.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Ciao Rosa, the last time I made them I dipped them in some creme fraiche. They weren't so healthy anymore but who cares, right?! :-)

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  4. Non sapevo che una patata nell'acqua di cottura dei cavoli aiutasse a mandar via l'odore, grazie! Un abbraccio

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    1. Ciao Marianna, ma figurati, per cosi' poco?! Ci credi che questa cosa me lo ha consigliato mio padre che NON cucina mai?! Per scommessa ho provato e funziona davvero :-)

      Grazie per la visita....a presto.
      Elvy

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  5. When the weather gets a little cool, the one thing that I absolutely crave for are fritters. Any kind works for me as long as it's tasty :)

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    1. I already know that we can get along very well! :)

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