Butter-fried kale with pork and cranberries

Butter-fried kale with pork and cranberries

Greens, elevated to wondrous, by bacon fat. Who knew? This kale transcends ordinary when sautéed with butter and pork belly. A handful of nuts and cranberries complete the story. A keto fairy tale.

Butter-fried kale with pork and cranberries

Greens, elevated to wondrous, by bacon fat. Who knew? This kale transcends ordinary when sautéed with butter and pork belly. A handful of nuts and cranberries complete the story. A keto fairy tale.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. 75 g butter
  • 1 lb 450 g kale
  • ¾ lb 325 g smoked pork belly or bacon
  • 2 oz. 50 g pecans or walnuts
  • 2 oz. 50 g frozen cranberries
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Rinse, trim and chop kale into large chunks. Set aside.
  2. Cut the pork belly into strips (or use strips of bacon) and fry in butter over medium high heat until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Add kale to the pan and fry for a couple of minutes until wilted. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn off the heat. Add cranberries and nuts to the pan and stir. Serve immediately.

Tip!

This tasty side can easily be made into an entire meal by adding a couple of fried eggs. For variety, try substituting kale for Tuscan cabbage or fresh spinach.

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3 comments

  1. crm282
    I added some salt and garlic powder to the sauce, but otherwise, OUTSTANDING!!! My teenage son asked for MORE!!
  2. Tamara
    not awful but , as written, this didn't do much for me. that was surprising, since I love all these ingredients. I tweaked it the second time and thought it was better with either bacon or with sliced roasted moist pork belly instead of fried.Much better with finely sliced dinosaur kale not curly kale and with some cider vinegar added at the end.
  3. Jane
    Oh my! What a wonderful dish!!! I was skeptical about nuts and eggs together but my worry was needless. It’s such a good melange if flavors and textures. (I did finely chop fresh cranberries and pecans) I also added a tiny bit of balsamic at the end. I give this 5 stars. Thank you, recipe developer.

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