Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kale and Potato Cakes

Last week was really today I rested and relaxed on the couch without feeling guilty!! My hubby even took a little time to watch part of a movie with me. The next two weeks will be just as busy with work and then planning the 3Bs Valentine's day party! I am so excited! We will be making dinner, fun desserts, and decorations. It is a girl's only night so we can be as frilly as we want! Here are the adorable invitations that Emily found for us, LOVE!

I made this dinner for the 3Bs a couple of weeks ago. I was really yummy. Since I loved the Cast Iron Meat Pie from months weeks ago, I was drawn to this recipe for kale and potato cakes.

Kale and Potato Cakes
2 cups Mashed Potatoes (you can make your own or heat up the pre-made frozen ones)
salt and pepper
1 leek
1 bunch of Kale
1/2 pound bacon
2 Tbsp butter

Cook bacon in a cast iron skillet until crisy.
Heat mashed potatoes in a skillet.
Drain bacon and cool, then crumble into pieces.
Slice leek in half lengthwise, then into 1/4 inch slices, crosswise.
Rinse and dry Kale. Tear apart into bite sized pieces. Mix together Kale and leeks with,
Crumbled bacon and...
mashed potatoes and salt and pepper.
Stir together so potatoes are distributed evenly with other ingredients.
Use your hands to pat together potato cakes, sorta like you are making hamburger patties. This recipe made 12 patties.
Drain bacon grease from cast iron skillet. Heat butter in a skillet and add potato cakes to skillet.
Cook for about 6 minutes on each side.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Isn't a cast iron skillet the greatest thing? B and I use ours almost every day. These look awesome. I may have to convince B though!