Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I found this recipe on Germandeli.com Gruenkohl is a traditional recipe from northern Germany around the Oldenburg, Bremen,Osnabruck, East Frisia area.
- 1 (796 ml) can kale
- 50 g bacon drippings (original recipe in German asks for pork schmaltz. I think bacon drippings would be the closest in fl) or 50 g lard (original recipe in German asks for pork schmaltz. I think bacon drippings would be the closest in fl)
- 2 onions, diced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 lb smoked streaky bacon (not slices-purchase a piece of smoked bacon from a deli)
- 1 large potato
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 4 smoked pork chops (Kassler) or 4 small smoked sausage (Pinkel or any other more salty one)
- Heat up bacon drippings in a large saucepan.
- Add onions and saute until soft.
- Add kale and saute for a few minutes.
- Add salt, broth and smoked bacon.
- Cover saucepan and warm up mixture on medium heat for 5 minutes (do not cook longer).
- Add the grated potato and cook for a few minutes until thickened.
- Remove bacon and keep warm.
- Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Place the smoked pork chops and/or sausages on the Kale mixture and allow to simmer on low for 15 minutes.
- Slice the bacon and place the kale, meat and bacon on a serving dish.
- May be served with boiled potatoes or homefries.