Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chicken, Potato, & Kale Zuppa Rustica

This was an experimental soup based on a pinterest posting found at  and another recipe she has linked.

Mine is as follows and can be changed up any number of ways...

1 pound ground chicken(or pork, or turkey, or sausage)
5-6 cups diced red potatoes and a sweet potato(I'll add more of them next time)
1 onion
2-3 garlic cloves
spices of choice, I used sage, citrus mint, red(cayenne) pepper, black pepper, and celery seeds
water or broth(I have no broth made up right now and don't use store bought, water was fine), enough to cover potatoes by 2-inches or so
powdered goat's milk(we're currently rearing baby squirrels and it is their food too)
1/2 of a large bag of kale, at least a bunch worth or so
more water to cook the kale, fill it within an inch of the top of the pan if you want to, really you can't do much harm to this recipe, adjust seasonings if you need to
yogurt and/or sour cream, I used both, to taste
salt to taste
spoonful of butter(makes everything better)
parmesan cheese

Brown the meat and onion, add garlic, potatoes and water.  Bring to boil, lower heat, and simmer for 40 minutes.  Add kale and simmer another 40 minutes.  Turn off heat after everything is soft enough and add dairy products.  Serve with crackers or bread.  YUM!

This made a TON of good soup!  It seemed to separate as it cooled but that didn't bother us at all.  It was probably just the sour cream getting too hot initially.  My son asked if he could have seconds!  By all means, child, help yourself!!

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