Boerenkool Stamppot (Kale Hash)

  • 3     lbs potatoes
  • 2     onions
  • 1     bay leaf
  • 1     lb kale
  • 1     pinch ground pepper
  • 1     lb smoked sausage
  • 1/2     cup milk
  • 2     tablespoons butter

Peel and dice potatoes and onions. Clean, trim and slice kale. Add the potatoes, onion, kale, a bay leaf, a pinch of salt and just enough water to cover all in a 3 qrt pan. Cover and boil gently for about 25 minutes. Meanwhile steam the smoked sausage for the same amount of time and slice. Remove the bay leaf, drain the vegetables, and mash them. Add milk and butter. Stir in the hot, sliced smoked sausage, add salt and pepper to taste.

*Here are some other suggestions: Cook the potatoes separately from the kale. Cook the kale with the smoke sausage. Whip the potatoes and kale together and have the sausage as a side dish. Some family traditions also add vinegar to the boerenkool. One of our CSA members uses fresh Italian sweet and hot sausages instead of the smoked which she says “…worked fine for us and I sprinkled plain white vinegar on the hash later. I also forgot to use the milk and butter, and left out the bay leaf. I think everyone ate at least seconds (my husband had fourths and all the leftovers for lunch the next day).”

I have made by frying A package of our ground pork in about 5 slices of bacon and then adding that to the whole kale potato-mash. It is very satisfying!

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Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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