Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm a German Potato Salad with Kielbasa

Delicious German Potato Salad with Kielbasa
 This recipe is from Rachel Ray but I changed some of it. Mainly because I don't have a broiling pan (that I am aware of) and I didn't feel like waiting for the oven to pre-heat.
2 ½ pounds new red-skinned potatoes, quartered
   Coarse salt
8 slices thick center-cut bacon
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling (3 tbsp? Please Rachel.)
1 medium red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
4 cups coarsely chopped kale
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 cup beef stock
¾ pound kielbasa, cut into half-moons
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
   Coarse black pepper


   Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, add the salt, and boil the potatoes until just fork tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

   Fry up that bacon, but not on a flat griddle-like pan. I got burned several times and spatter went everywhere. Cool, chop into chunks, and reserve.

If you aren't getting hungry looking at that...kindly have your head examined.


   Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add some EVOO. Add the red onion and saut√© until just tender, 5 minutes or so. Add the kale in small bunches until all is wilted down. Add the vinegar and stock and turn off the heat.

Preheat a grill pan or a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle the sliced kielbasa with a bit of EVOO and arrange on the preheated hot grill or in the preheated skillet. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, until hot through and crisp at the edges. I cooked for longer than that because I didn't pay attention to the directions. They were OK still.

Drain the potatoes and return to the hot pot. Fold in the onion and kale mixture. Add the bacon, parsley, salt, and pepper, drizzle in the remaining tablespoon of EVOO, and fold in the cooked kielbasa.

4 SERVINGS of delicious kielbasa yum!!
  Not German? That's OK. You'll still like it :) I got two compliments from two people who enjoy good cookin'! That's good enough for me! I also just ate the left overs for lunch and it reheats like a dream! 1 minute and 30 seconds and it was luke warm. Perfect! Or perfekt as the German's say.

XO Autumn Van Weir

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