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Danish Gronkaal Soup (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 Gronkaal Soup (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 oatmeal. Stir in kale and thyme. If on low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.

Ham Broth

Yield: 10 cups total liquid
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  fresh thyme sprigs, loosely packed
  • 3  bay leaves
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
Directions

1. The day before preparing the soup, in a 6-quart slow cooker combine water, pork hocks, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, bay leaves, and garlic. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours. Remove pork hocks. Remove meat from the 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 Gronkaal Soup (Green Kale Soup))
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 204,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 19,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 33,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • 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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