© Con Poulos
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Total Time
40 MIN
Yield
Serves : 24 toasts

Instead of creamed spinach, try this luxurious creamed kale on crunchy toasts. Slideshow: Bruschetta and Crostini

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the kale until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly, then finely chop.

Step 2    

Preheat the broiler. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until just starting to brown, 2 minutes. Add the kale and crushed red pepper and cook for 2 minutes, tossing. Add the cream and bring just to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring, until the cream has thickened, 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of the grated cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3    

Spoon the kale on the toasts and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. Broil for about 2 minutes, rotating the pan as necessary, until the cheese is just melted and the kale is hot. Serve right away.

Make Ahead

The creamed kale can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently before using.

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