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    45 mins

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    A farmer's version of a kale dish with smoked sausage. True comfort food!

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    1. 1
      Place the potatoes in the bottom of a large pot.
    2. 2
      Layer onions and kale on top of potatoes.
    3. 3
      Lay the coiled up smoked sausage on top of the kale.
    4. 4
      Pour water in the bottom of the pot- just enough to almost cover the potatoes, and cook, covered, over medium heat until the potatoes are fork-tender.
    5. 5
      While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon up until crispy; drain, but save the drippings.
    6. 6
      When the potatoes are done, remove the sausage from the pot and cut into 3-4-inch chunks.
    7. 7
      Drain any excess water from the pot, and add the bacon, drippings and all, along with the vinegar.
    8. 8
      Using a potato masher to smash it until it looks like slightly lumpy mashed potatoes (very rustic).
    9. 9
      Add the butter and season with pepper if you wish.
    10. 10
      Serve with the sausage on the side.
    11. 11
      Pour gravy over the top, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 30, 2011


      This recipe is one of my favorite winter recipes... it's so easy to make and so Dutch. When preparing this I never add the onions but I'm sure these make it even tastier. I just love this method of preparing everything in one pot !

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    Nutritional Facts for Boerenkool

    Serving Size: 1 (669 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 827.4
    Calories from Fat 410
    Total Fat 45.6 g
    Saturated Fat 16.6 g
    Cholesterol 87.2 mg
    Sodium 1081.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 82.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.5 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 26.2 g

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