Bacon Kale

 Bacon Kale
From Emeril Lagasse 
Kale is healthy.  You should eat it because it’s healthy.  One serving has like a million percent of your daily Vitamins A and K.  Have I convinced you to eat it yet?  Yeah, John neither.
Then I found this recipe.
Bacon makes everything better.  Fact.  John actually proclaimed this to be the best item on his plate when we had it as a side dish…to BEEF!  Men love beef and have never heard of kale, so this is no small miracle.  Please make this side dish for your health…or for your love of bacon.
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon (a thick cut, smokey bacon works well in this)
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs kale, tough stems removed, roughly chopped, washed and left damp
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat.  Cook bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels.
  2. Add butter to bacon fat and melt over medium high heat.
  3. Saute onions and garlic until soft, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the damp kale and stir to combine.
  5. Add the chicken broth and stir to combine.
  6. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium low, and cook , stirring occasionally, until kale is almost, but not quite as tender as you like it.  Depending on your kale, your opinion of tender, and a number of other variables, this could take anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes.
  7. Uncover and increase heat to medium high.  Add cream and lemon juice.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is cooked off.
  9. Add bacon, salt and pepper.
  10. Stir and serve hot.

Serves 4.

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