Kale with Ham and Smoked Sausage



  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lard (or butter)
  • 2 onions (peeled and finely diced)
  • 3 1/3 pounds kale (blanched and coarsely chopped)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 pound smoked ham
  • 2 smoked sausages
  • 1 1/2 pounds waxy potatoes (small)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch allspice


  1. Heat the lard (or butter) in a saucepan and sauté the onions. Add the kale and stock and bring to a boil. Add the ham and simmer for about 40 mins. Add the sausages and continue to cook for 20 mins. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 mins. Drain then rinse under cold water and peel. Heat the butter in a pan and sauté the potatoes until golden brown all over. Season, sprinkle with sugar and caramelize. Remove the ham from the kale and slice it. Season the kale to taste, sprinkle with allspice and serve it with the ham, sausage and potatoes.
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