Oven Roasted Potatoes with Crispy Kale

My wife went to a brunch where she had a dish that she absolutely loved. As soon as she got home, she was talking about trying to recreate it, telling me how good it was, etc. The first opportunity she had, she tried to recreate the dish, going off nothing more than the memory of how it tasted, and what ingredients she had been able to identify.

The first attempt was good, but she said it wasn’t quite right and was going to try again. Today, she nailed it. Perfect amount of spice. The potatoes were crispy outside and tender inside. The kale was crunchy. It was so, so good. And, since potatoes, onions, and garlic are all root vegetables, this is a perfect Root Chakra recipe! Here’s what she used.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large or 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1/4 large yellow onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp ground pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1/2 TBSP olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450. Wash the potatoes but leave the skins on. Remove any eyes that have sprouted, then dice the potatoes into approx. 1/2″ chunks. Next, thinly slice the onion and separate into individual strips. Spray a baking sheet with the avocado oil, then place the potatoes and onions in a single layer on the sheet. Mince the garlic and parsley and mix together in a pile on your cutting board. sprinkle the salt and pepper over this mix and blend in well. Sprinkle this over the potatoes, then spray more avocado oil over the top.

Place in the center of the oven and cook 30-45 minutes. Meanwhile, prep the kale by removing all of the stems and then chopping the leaves. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and mix to combine. Set aside.

Cook the potatoes for 30-45 minutes or until they are golden brown and tender when you stick a fork through them.

When the potatoes are ready, pull the tray from the oven and layer the kale over the top.

Return the tray to the oven and continue cooking at 450 degrees or until the kale is crispy and is just beginning to turn dark.

You are ready to serve! This is a great side dish and can quickly be warmed in the oven to return the kale to the crispy texture. Enjoy!

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