Greens Cookery April 2016 - Page 22

Southwest Kale, Chorizo, & Egg Tortilla Kale, Chorizo & Egg Tortilla Traditinal Southwestern fare is a great way to start off your day, it’s hearty and delicious. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons corn oil, divided 2 artisan corn tortillas 2 cups winterbor kale, finely chopped ¼ cup yellow onion, diced 3 ounces ground pork chorizo 2 eggs 2 tablespoons Mexican crema Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation 1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and fry the first corn tortilla about 1 ½ minutes per side or until slightly golden. Transfer the fried tortilla to a paper towellined plate while you cook the remaining tortilla. Set aside. 2. Add onion and chorizo; cook about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Add kale to chorizo mix and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside. 4. Utilizing the sauce pan you cooked the tortillas in, add additional 1 tablespoon corn oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add 2 eggs and cook 1 ½ minutes each side. 5. Place tortilla on a plate, top with ½ chorizo and kale mixture, then top with 1 egg. 6. Garnish with about 1 tablespoon crema. Cook’s Note: You can use sour cream as a substitute for Mexican crema. Also, if you cannot find artisan homemade corn tortillas in your area, you can substitute a traditional corn or flour tortilla or a crispy tortilla shell. Why Eat Kale? Kale is a super-healthy green, actually a member of the cabbage family, and falls under the heading of cruciferous vegetables. Kale isn’t the only cruciferous vegetable that’s super-healthy. Others include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and brussels sprouts. Kale is very nutrient-dense and loaded with a wide array of nutrients, including vitamins A, K, C, and B6, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, and magnesium. Nutrition Facts for one serving: 450 calories; 34g total fat, 11g saturated fat; 16g protein; 25g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 280mg cholesterol; 490mg sodium.