Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kale & Bacon Potato Patties - They're Bright Green!



Kale & Bacon Potato Patties

It's bright green food! - I should have waited until St. Patrick's Day to post this recipe but since my Kale crop is ready to be used I wanted to share this with you now.

GLUTEN FREE readers:  If you want to make this recipe gluten free then omit the bread crumbs and use corn meal instead (always make sure that your corn meal is 100% corn with NO added wheat) (and also make sure that none of your spices have any added malt or wheat and also that your bacon is gluten free).

1 cup fresh Kale (washed & "de-veined")
1 small onion (remove the skin)
1/4 cup water
4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg
bread crumbs (I used Italian Bread Crumbs) (for breading)
1/2 cup bacon (fried, drained & then chopped)
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (NOT garlic salt)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or red hot chili pepper if you prefer spicy)
olive oil
salt to taste later (you might not need any salt because of the bacon)

Prepare the ingredients as listed above.  Blend the Kale, onion & water -
I used my "NutriBullet" to blend the Kale, onion & water but a blender works just as well.
Now, with a wooden spoon, combine the kale/onion mixture, mashed potatoes, egg, bacon, garlic powder & black pepper and stir until it resembles the third picture below.  If the consistency is a little runny then you may add a little bread crumbs into patty batter (or if you are eating Gluten free then add corn meal instead).




It is time to form the patties - if you want to make them all the same size scoop 1/2 cup of the batter and form them into patties with your hands.  Place some Italian seasoned bread crumbs onto a plate and then bread both sides of each patty.  Continue forming & breading the patties until all of the batter is used up.



Pour a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan and saute every Kale & Bacon Potato Patty until fully cooked (you will want to saute them on both sides for about 5 minutes on each side or until desired color is achieved - Make sure that you are sauteing over medium heat so that they won't burn) (NOTE:  You might need to add a little more olive oil half way through sauteing).

Serve immediately - eat them plain, with a dollop of sour cream on top or drizzle on some gravy & ENJOY!!

 
 
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10 comments:

  1. Wow, they ARE green! I haven't made leftover mashed potato patties in ages. What a good idea to add something a little more healthy into the mix.

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  2. Looks super yummy! Very creative :) ~Cousin V.

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  3. Thanks for the follow! I followed you back!

    These look delicious and easy! (And I love easy food ideas!)

    Thanks!

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  4. WOW! This is a very interesting recipe! I love the combo of kale and bacon... yummy!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful green savories at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  5. I heard that colors are healthy (when natural like this, or course). These definitely fit into that category. ;) Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble!

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  6. I've yet to try kale but my nutritionist said its the best or ya! And for my little girl if she will eat it :) ha. Sooo trying this!

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  7. Kale is one of my new favorite foods! I love this patty and the color :) I had to pin it to try! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

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  8. this sounds amazingly yummy!! will have to make this for the family here :) thanks for share

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