William’s Fresh Kale Bake

Use the freshest ingredients you can find for William’s Fresh Kale Bake recipe. I even recommend getting as much as you can from your local farmers market. Enjoy!

 

Garden Fresh KaleINGREDIENTS

  • 2 bunches small kale
  • 2 medium shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 whole nutmeg berry, for grating
  • 1 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter

 

PROCESS

  • Wash and stem kale, pat dry.
  • Role kale leaves and slice into 2″ ribbons.
  • Mince shallots and garlic.
  • Slowly heat butter in a large saute pan.
  • Add shallots and garlic and slowly saute.
  • Add kale, saute until wilted, plus one (1) minute over medium heat.
  • Remove mixture to a colander over a bowl and let drain.
  • Reserve liquid for another culinary project (see “helpful hint”)
  • Combine cheeses, panko crumbs and thyme.
  • Using a fine grater, delicately grate fresh nutmeg berry and very lightly seasoning cheese mixture.
  • Place drained kale in individual ramekins or a baking dish.
  • Top with cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees (or until cheese is melted and kale rewarmed).
  • Serve and enjoy!

 

Helpful Hint: The reserved kale mixture makes for an excellent enhancement or flavoring agent for vegetable soups and pasta sauces. Freeze in a cube tray for future use!