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Danish Green Kale Soup

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Slow Cook 8 hrs to 10 hrs  (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high) + 30 minutes (high)
Danish Green Kale Soup
Ingredients
  • 1  recipe Ham Broth or 10 cups chicken broth
  • 2  cups  cubed cooked ham or 2 cups coarsely chopped meat from pork hocks
  • 1 1/2  pounds  potatoes, peeled and cubed (4 to 5 medium)
  • 1 1/2  cups  sliced carrots (3 medium)
  • 1  cup  chopped leeks (3 medium)
  • 1  cup  sliced celery (2 stalks)
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground nutmeg
  • 3/4  cup  quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 4  cups  coarsely chopped fresh kale
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh thyme
Directions

1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine Ham Broth, ham, potatoes, carrots, leeks, celery, garlic, pepper, and nutmeg. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Gradually stir in oats. Stir in kale and thyme. If on low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.

Ham Broth
Cook 4 hrs to 6 hrs  high-heat setting
Ingredients
  • 10  cups  water
  • 2  pounds  pork hocks
  • 2  carrots, cut into thirds
  • 3  stalks  celery, cut up
  • 1  medium onion, cut in half
  • 1/4  cup  loosely packed fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3  bay leaves
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
Directions

1. The day before preparing the soup, in a 6-quart slow cooker combine the water, pork hocks, carrots, celery, onion, thyme sprigs, bay leaves, and garlic. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours. Remove pork hocks. Remove meat from pork hocks; coarsely chop (you should have about 2 cups). Set aside. Discard bones. Line a large sieve with a double thickness of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth; strain broth through sieve. Discard solids. Cover and chill broth and meat until ready to use. If necessary, before using, spoon off and discard any solidified fat from the top of broth. If necessary, add enough water to broth to make 10 cups total liquid.

Nutrition Facts (Danish Green Kale Soup)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 204,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 19,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 33,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 10,
  • vit. A (IU) 100,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 60,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 505,
  • Potassium (mg) 832,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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