Monday, January 20, 2014

Oh so seasonal!

I've heard a lot lately about kale.  For those of you who don't know it's a type of cabbage which is in season at this time of year and has become a very popular ingredient, especially in winter salads, as it is meant to be very good for you.  Having never tried it myself I decided to give it a go.  I have a calendar which came with one of my BBC GoodFood magazines and it has a different recipe for every month of the year, the one for January is a chorizo and kale hash with a fried egg.  I have been staring at it on my wall for a couple of weeks now and decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to try it out.  So here goes.

Chorizo and kale hash with a fried egg
For 2 portions you will need:
olive oil for frying
80g spicy chorizo sausages (cut into small pieces)
1 onion (red or white)
100g kale
400g potatoes
1/2 tsp paprika
2 eggs

This is enough for a hearty lunch for two.
The ingredients
The recipe suggests that you use left over cold potatoes but as I didn't have any I just bought two tins of new potatoes in water.  The kale needs to be prepared otherwise it can be a little tough.  So bring a pan of water to the boil, then add the new potatoes from the cans and the kale, simmer for 3 minutes and strain the water off.

Boil the kale and potatoes for 3 mins
Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the chorizo and onion for about 8 mins until the chorizo is golden and the onion is soft.  It can be tricky to tell if everything has cooked because of the oils released from the chorizo but if you make sure the onion is soft then it'll be fine.

Fry the onions and chorizo
Turn up the heat, add the kale and stir-fry for a minute until the kale begins to wilt.  Stir in the potatoes, paprika and some seasoning and fry everything together for another 5 mins until the kale is tender.  Scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the tasty crispy bits off.  If you have a second hob then fry the eggs during these 5 mins.  If not, when the hash is ready put it onto your plates and then quickly fry the eggs and place them on top of the hash.

The hash
And there you have it a really simple, tasty lunch.


  1. That looks very tasty. Perfect for winter! I'm a big fan of kale but unfortunately no one in my family likes it!

    1. This is a good recipe as it is easy to scale down for one :)