Winter greens with bacon butter

Winter greens with bacon butter

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 6
We used kale in this sumptuous side dish, but any winter green would work well. Try cavolo nero or chard.

Nutrition and extra info

  • butter only
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal140
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 140g salted butter, softened
  • 400g kale or other winter greens
    Kale

    Kale

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    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

Method

  1. Heat grill to a medium-high setting. Cook the bacon under the grill until really crisp, turning halfway through cooking. Remove, drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool.

  2. Put the bacon in a food processor and whizz until finely chopped. Add the butter and some black pepper, and blend again until combined. Transfer to a dish, or roll in cling film and chill for up to 3 days, or freeze for 2 months.

  3. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the kale and cook for 3-4 mins until tender. Drain well, then top with half the butter (see tip, below), and toss to help it melt and coat the kale.

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Comments (1)

lizleicester's picture
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The bacon butter totally transforms ordinary kale into something really delicious. I boiled the kale for about 10 minutes because it was a bit tough (old!) and used up some leftover uncooked lardons which I fried to a crisp and then just added to the butter.

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