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    nitko's Note:

    This recipe is at least 200 years old. My grand-grandmother was preparing savoy cabbage that way, my, grandmother was preparing that way, my mother was preparing that way, so I am preparing it that way. This is very healthy meal, although it is prepared on lard.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Wash the savoy cabbage and cut it in 1 inch pieces.
    2. 2
      Preheat the water and when it boils put the savoy cabbage in it and leave it boil for one minute.
    3. 3
      During this operation prepare this: put lard in a pot, heat it and add finely sliced garlic and bacon (pancetta), brown flour in lard (but not too brown).
    4. 4
      Add ground paprika and just few drops of cold water to make “zafrig” (a kind of “sauce veloutè”).
    5. 5
      Take out savoy cabbage with hollow spoon, add sliced potato in small cubes and water you have cooked kale in it.
    6. 6
      Season with salt and pepper and cook until potato is soft (10-20 minutes).
    7. 7
      Serve as a side dish to steaks, sausages, dried smoked ham etc.

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    Nutritional Facts for Croatian Kale (Savoy Cabbage) Stew (Kelj Cuspajz)

    Serving Size: 1 (243 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 228.8
    Calories from Fat 132
    Total Fat 14.7 g
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    Cholesterol 20.0 mg
    Sodium 259.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Sugars 4.3 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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