Kale Soup

I don’t have a good name for this soup, but it is an amazing soup.

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

This journey began with me calling our local kroger.  The poor man in the produce department.  I asked if he had kale, after a brief conversation I was told he can’t sell enough so all of what he buys goes to the meat department to garnish the fresh seafood on display.  He offered to order me some, but I am not sure I could use THAT much kale.
I did finally find some at another grocery store.  The conversation with the lady there was kind of funny too, but I will just leave it at that.

 To start the recipe you brown some sausage with a little bit of onion and garlic.

 In another pot, sliced potatoes are boiling in 4 cups of chicken broth.

 Next, the kale is added to the pan with the sausage.

 In come the beans!

 Next you add the potatoes and broth to the pan with the meat and you have soup!

This is one of my mom’s original recipes, which means there is no recipe.  The best kind of recipe!  ; )
Kale Soup
servings: 4
4 cups of chicken broth
2 potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
8 oz of sausage (I am a jimmy dean, hot sausage snob, but I’ve tried other brands!)
1/2 of  a small onion, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic
~1 head of kale, pulled and chopped
1 can of great northern beans
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
crushed red pepper
celery seeds
1.  Boil the sliced potatoes in the chicken broth.  Sprinkle in some celery seeds.
2.  Brown the sausage in a large skillet (big enough to hold the soup later on) with the chopped onion and garlic.
2.  Once the sausage is brown, add in the chopped kale.  It wilts down fast, but you can put the lid on to speed up the process.
3.  Next, add in the beans.  
4.  The potatoes should be pretty well cooked now.  Pour the potatoes and broth into the skillet with the meat.  Stir everything together and sprinkle in a Parmesan cheese, pepper and red pepper flakes.
5.  Let everything simmer until you are ready to serve.
**You can add a little milk or half & half to make the soup creamier.

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