Okay, I'm getting a little creative in my attempts to consume green leafies every day. Most days I resort to munching on kale while I'm harvesting it--which is probably my favorite way to eat it. The CSA season is winding down, and the regular season ended last week, but I'm filling a few vacation makeup boxes this week and next, BUT I can actually relax a little. Well, almost.
The large high tunnel has been stripped of its summer cover crops of beans and lettuce, kale, chard, arugula and braising mix have been planted and are being coddled along with sprinklers every day. The small high tunnel is in the midst of seasonal turmoil with a perfectly healthy tomato crop being removed--it's so hard to do that--lots of composted leaves and chicken manure thrown down, and spinach being planted in for the upcoming winter crop. I'm going to try a little cress this year as well--haven't grown that before.
Back to the regularly scheduled program---Sweet Potato and Kale Fritters. Feeling a lot hungry and a little creative, I grabbed a half dozen of the skinny, not-saleable sweet potatoes and grated them on the grater
I probably ended up with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of potatoes grated.
Then I took a large handful of washed kale and chopped it sort of finely
I'd say there was about a cup of chopped kale.
Of course anything like this needs onion and garlic and since it was after 8:00 pm, I used minced dried onion and garlic powder. To stick it all together I grabbed a fresh egg from the happy hens and a heaping spoonful of flour. Quick mix with a spoon, and
a nice sticky mixture to make fritters with. I put a glog of olive oil in one of my trusty cast iron pans, heated it for a few minutes, then put in a small handful of mixture. Let it brown on one side and give them a flip. I did turn the heat down just a little so they would cook through before browning too much......
All I can say is YUM! I ate the two smaller ones along with fresh sweet corn, sauteed summer squash and a big yellow Mr. Stripey tomato. It doesn't get much better than that