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Kale with Crushed Peanuts

Kale with Crushed Peanuts
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Leaves of kale are boiled until crisp-tender and then finished with bacon fat and crushed peanuts.

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  • 1-1/2 pounds kale
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons bacon fat
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Prepare the kale, then submerge it in a large pot of boiling, salted water. Cook, uncovered, at a gentle bubble for 5 minutes or until the leaves are crisp-tender. Drain in a colander set under cold running water. Shake gently to remove as much water as possible. Chop the kale coarsely and set aside.
2. Scatter the peanuts between 2 sheets of waxed paper and crush them with a rolling pin.
3. Melt the bacon fat in a large skillet. Add the chopped kale and toss to coat evenly. Stir over medium heat for 2 minutes or until glossy. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle on the peanuts. Continue stirring over medium heat until warmed through, then serve at once.
Updated Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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