Photo: Randy Mayor
4 servings (serving size: 2 patties)

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven; add kale. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid. Chop kale and set aside.

Step 2

Add potato to reserved cooking liquid in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; partially mash potatoes. Stir in kale and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 4

Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, diced onion, and chopped sage. Cook 13 minutes or until browned. Combine potato mixture, onion mixture, green onions, and pepper. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Divide potato mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Preheat broiler.

Step 6

Broil patties for 5 minutes or until browned. Garnish with sage sprigs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

BlueeyedSara7's Review

July 19, 2013
Very yummy and I didn't think that the prep time was that bad as someone else posted but then I was preparing other dishes at the same time so I didn't really notice. I couldn't find organic Yukon or red potatoes so I used organic russet, which seemed fine. I only had enough onion for 2 1/2 cups but it didn't seem to affect the flavor at all. Would definitely make again.

dragonfly1885's Review

April 28, 2012

KarenNC's Review

August 06, 2011
I found this when i was looking for recipes to take advantage of my CSA share. I used parsley instead of sage and red onion. I thought it was delicious.

RosieKaPosie's Review

May 05, 2010
I thought this was a great way to use up extra kale! We had this as a side dish with scallops and asparagus and it was delicious. It did take a little while to make, so next time I might try to make the patties ahead of time for a shorter cook time. Definitely a keeper!

OneFineFoodie's Review

November 30, 2009
I have been trying out new greens (i.e. swiss chard, kale, etc), and I had a lot of kale leftover from a different recipe, so when this recipe popped up on a word search for 'kale,' I gave it a try with ingredients that I had on hand, and it turned out wonderfully. Note that I skipped the green onions and the sage to save myself a separate trip to the market, and I threw in a few other spices, and it was still quite tasty. I would definitely make this again. It looked and tasted much more gourmet than the effort it took to make them.

morered's Review

October 19, 2009
this was way to much effort for the results. It tasted good, but too much prep time and mine kind of fell apart and didn't look as pretty as the ones in the photo. Next time, I'll just make mashed potatoes and skip the making patties part...

Jesswi's Review

August 31, 2009
This was SO good, my family really enjoyed it! I used red potatoes, dino kale and sweet onions (I used only about one whole large onion and a little extra salt)