By Angelika Hanna
This is a recipe, I grew up with in Germany. Simple and earthy; full of flavor from the greens, and spiced up with a spicy or smoked sausage. Any bitter green winter vegetable works for this meal. You can use collard, Swiss chard, or kale. It is truly a healthy and tasty meal. I used hot sausages in this meal because I could not find smoked sausages in my grocery store. My preference is smoked sausage.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 45 min
Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food
- Vegetable or canola oil
- 1 bundle of winter greens (collard, Swiss chard, or kale), de-stemmed, coarsely chopped
- 1 clove garlic (optional)
- 2 smoked or spicy sausages, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 large cooking onion
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
- In a large frying pan or pot, heat some vegetable or canola oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the sausage pieces and cook until they are browned.
- Set aside.
- Add the onions and fry until they turn translucent and lightly browned.
- Add the garlic clove and cook for 1 min.
- Add the greens. Tip: If you use a mixture of greens, add the toughest one first, kale and collard
- Cook the collard or kale for 10 min, lid on leaving a slid open, over medium heat.
- Then add the softer green, f. ex. Swiss chard. Cook for about 20 min over low-medium heat, lid on leaving a slid open.
- Once the greens have cooked down and softened, return the sausage pieces to the pan.
- Reduce the heat to low, let the flavors combine for about 5 min.