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Braised Kale Crostini

October 26, 2011, 12:10 pm

12 ½ - inch thick Italian baguette bread slices
5 garlic cloves, 1  halved and 4 minced
1 pound kale, stems removed, chopped
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 cups chicken or veggie broth
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Romano, Parmesan or Asiago cheese, shaved

Heat oven to 375. Brush bread with 2 tablespoons oil, arrange on a baking sheet, and bake for 6 minutes. Rub toast with halved garlic. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. Add garlic and pepper flakes and stir for a few seconds. Add kale and broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook for 15 minutes or until kale is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Drain in a colander and top toasts with kale. Top each slice with some cheese shavings. Makes 12.