Wilted Kale
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Recipe Checklist:
  • 1 Head of Kale, (Cleaned and Prepped)
  • 1 Yellow Onion, (Small Dice)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, (Minced)
  • Grape Seed Oil, (or similar suitable for Medium High Heat)
  • ½ cup Water
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Tools & Equipment
  • Cutting Board
  • Chefs Knife
  • Large Saute Pan
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Strainer
Estimated Time
15 min
Serves 4
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This Wilted Kale recipe was given to us by our friend Chef Romero of Kingston, NY. It's a perfect accompaniment for his Coffee-Braised Venison Shoulder that is also listed elsewhere in the Recipe Section.

The whole wilting process should take about 15 minutes. If you are overcooking your Kale, an alternative to try instead is to turn down the heat to Medium Heat as you add in the ½ cup of water. The reduced heat should give you a little bit more time to monitor the wilting, of the Kale. As you get the hang of it, you can increase the temperature the next time.


Begin your preparation by washing and cleaning the head of Kale as you would Clean and Prep Head of Romaine Lettuce.


Heat a large saute pan over Medium High Heat. Pour in the Oil and wait for it's Smoke Point. Once the smoke point has been reached, sauté the diced Onions and minced Garlic in Grape Seed Oil until Caramelized. When they are just about brown, add in the pulled Kale and the ½ cup of water. Cover the pan with a lid and keep it on the heat, opening to stir every couple of minutes until the Kale wilts and is al dente.

When wilted, strain the Kale and season the Wilted Kale to taste with Salt and Pepper. Serve immediately or Hold Warm for service.

USDA Nutritional Information
Amount Per 100g
Calories 49
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 38mg
Potassium 491mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.