German Comfort Food: Grünkohl Recipe

Apr 24, 2014 3:00 pm

A simple hearty kale dish straight from Germany

recipe for grünkohl
Kale, kielbasa and potatoes are simmered in duck fat and mustard seeds to create a hearty, healthy stew.
 

NYC New American restaurant Hospoda is the place to be for beer-inspired (and paired) cuisine. In honor of #GermanyDay, we borrowed a recipe for grünkohl, a stewed kale and sausage dish that's a comfort food of Executive Chef Rene Stein. Says Stein: 

"My mom made an awesome grünkohl! It's basically a kale stew with speck and smoked sausage. The key is making sure the kale is tender and adding the mustard seeds and Dijon mustard."

Servings: 2 - 4

Ingredients

3 pounds kale
2 cups chicken stock
8 ounces kielbasa
4 ounces speck
2 tablespoons duck fat
6 ounces Idaho potatoes, diced
1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
Dijon mustard, to serve
Directions: 
  1. Sauté the speck, kielbasa and potato in the duck fat until golden brown.
  2. Add the kale, chicken stock and mustard seeds.
  3. Cook for about 2 hours on low heat.
  4. Finish with salt and pepper serve with Dijon mustard.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
2 hours, 20 minutes
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