This recipe is one of our favorites. We grew kale in the garden this year, just because we liked it so much. Blaine even suggested canning it pre-kale in mass quantity. That has yet to happen… we eat it as fast as I make it. Leftovers are highly sought after – it reheats very well.
Be careful when stowing leftovers. Spilled soup makes you want to cry twice. At the loss, and at the greasy mess left in it’s aftermath. Not that I would know this firsthand or anything.
2 lbs. ground sausage
2 onions, diced
8-10 cloves garlic, minced
12 cups chicken stock
8-9 cups russet potatoes, cubed
2 tsps. salt (to taste)
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
4-6 cups kale, washed, cut leaves off stems, discard stems and cut leaves into bite size pieces
3 cups heavy whipping cream
Garnish: Parmesan cheese, grated, to taste
In stock pot, brown and crumble sausage and onions. During the last couple minutes of cooking, add minced garlic. Once cooked, drain grease.
Pour in chicken stock and add potatoes. Cover and allow potatoes to simmer for about 15-30 minutes, until tender. Once potatoes are tender, pour in heavy cream, season with salt and pepper. Then add kale.
Stir. Bring mixture back up to a simmer and allow the kale to soften and wilt. Serve.