Cooking Kale

Try cooking kale with some bits of leftover baked ham for a very tasty and nutritious meal, as ham and kale really go well together.

Or if you prefer, kale and Kielbasa sausage can also be used for this dish, instead of ham with very tasty results.

If you are growing kale in your garden, wait with harvesting it until after the first frost, as this will improve its flavor.

Nowadays though we can purchase fresh kale pretty much any time of the year and it is very good.

Serve this easy recipe with boiled potatoes on the side and enjoy the many health benefits of kale.

So here is how to cook kale for this very easy recipe which will make 2 servings.


  • 1 tsp. cooking or olive oil
  • 1/2 cooking onion, chopped
  • 6-8 stems fresh kale
  • 1 tbsp. rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 oz. baked ham, cubed small


  • Prepare kale by washing well, then strip curly leaves off stems.
  • Discard stems.
  • Cut leaves once lengthwise, then across, about every inch or so, into large pieces.
  • Using a fairly large saucepan or frying pan with lid, heat the oil and saute onion for about 5 minutes until starting to brown.
  • Add kale leaves, a couple of handfuls at a time and saute with the onion, adding more kale as it wilts down.
  • Add 1 tbsp. rolled oats and 1/2 cup water, stir in.
  • Add cooked ham pieces or slices of Kielbasa sausage.
  • Cover with lid and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Add a little more water if necessary.

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