This recipe yields 2-3 servings and can easily be adjusted to accommodate more.
You will need:
4 small palm-sized Baby Red Bliss Potatoes, medium dice
1 bunch Purple Kale [regular kale or swiss/rainbow chard may be substituted], wash & roughly chopped
4 cloves of Garlic, smashed & peeled
2 ounces [3 inch long cross section] dried, cured Spanish Chorizo, cut into small pieces
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1.5 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt & Pepper, as needed
1/2 Cup Water, just in case
2 ounces Manchego Cheese, finely grated [completely optional, but very delicious]
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine the diced potatoes, garlic cloves & olive oil with a liberal pinch of salt and a couple of turns cracked black pepper and toss to coat. Transfer to non-stick sheet pan or cookie sheet and spread in an even layer, making a modest attempt to leave some space between the potatoes so they can brown. Place in the oven, middle/top rack and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until potatoes are bronzed and slightly crispy.
- In the meantime, render the chorizo in a medium saute pan [to render: place meat in a cool/room temperature pan and bring both the pan and the meat to temperature on the stove simultaneously] over medium-low heat.
- Once the chorizo is slightly crisped and a significant amount of fat has been released into the pan [it will probably render out at least 1.5 Tbsp fat], add the kale [in batches if necessary] along with a pinch of salt & pepper; raise the heat to medium-high [about 7 out of 10]. Saute the kale with the chorizo, if the pan seems too dry or if you are having trouble wilting the greens, add a splash [eyeball a tablespoon or so] of water.
- Once the kale is just wilted down, add the vinegar and quickly toss to coat. Taste & adjust the seasoning as desired and then fold in the roasted potatoes.
- Garnish with Manchego cheese, if desired... or use this hash to accompany a Manchego cheese omelette [::wipes drool from chin::].
In the interest of brunch, or dinnertime... or simply what to drink with this meal I would suggest a sparkling Rose`. If you cannot find sparkling Rose` then mix 2/3 regular Rose` wine [or Riesling if you cannot find Rose` at all] with 1/3 Prosecco.
Where can I find chorizo...
Chorizo is typically located near the Soppresatta and Prosciutto, etc and other cured specialty meats; most gourmet supermarkets & specialty grocers should have it in stock.