Boerenkool Met Rookworst (Curly Kale with Smoked Sausages)

"This recipe was posted in answer to a request for Dutch (Netherlands) recipes. The recipe comes from the book: "Cooking into Europe - Choice Common Market Dishes" (1973). This recipe was copied word for word from the book."
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  • Clean the kale, strip off the stalk and vein together.
  • Chop roughly.
  • Peel and cube the potatoes.
  • Cook the kale and bacon together in a little boiling water, salted if necessary, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cubed potatoes and the oats.
  • Prick the sausages, and place them on top of the mixture.
  • Cover the pan with a lid, and boil the mixture gently until the kale is tender and the potatoes are soft; this takes about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the sausages and bacon, and mash the potatoes and kale together.
  • Season as required, with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Replace the sausages and bacon, and serve with plenty of mustard.

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  1. Missy Wombat
    I'm a vegetarian so I'm hardly going to make this these days for me so hence the 4 stars rather than the 5 stars. But I'm sure this recipe would go down extremely well. Mashing the kale and potato together is essential. I have never seen oats used so this is a less essential step. As a vegetarian I now cook the rookworst separately when I make this for my FIL because kale is one of my favourite cold climate comfort foods. I like to add lots of butter to my portion of the mash. Dad used to add a touch of white vinegar at the table. I have never tried mustard and nutmeg with this but I would expect it to be good,particularly the mustard.FIL doesn't seem to protest this version that's for sure!


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