Braised Kale with Garlic Scapes & Onion

This gentle treatment yields sweet, tender kale.

Prep time:  5 minutes
Cook time:  15-20 minutes
Serves:  4, depending on your passion for delicious kale

3 tablespoons olive oil
6 garlic scapes (or 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed)
1 small onion
1 bunch kale, stems minced and separated from the leaves, leaves coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or water
Shredded Parmesan
salt to taste

Heat the oil in a large saucepan, over medium heat, and saute the garlic, onion and minced kale stems for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add chopped kale leaves and stock, stir, and reduce heat to medium low.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until greens and stems are tender.

Distribute to serving plates, seasoning to taste with salt, and sprinkling with shredded Parmesan.

Photo and recipe by Tod Dimmick

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