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Kale and Fontina Torte

December 18, 2011

Inspired.

My mother has been quite the inspired vegetarian chef as of late. About once a month, we visit my parents for Sunday dinner, which usually surprises people since we only live 20 minutes away. However, life is busy, and my parents enjoy semi-retirement with traveling. Perhaps, these monthly dinners become even more special because of their infrequency.

Occasionally, I will get a call from my mom, “Come over tonight, I have a new recipe I am excited to try on you.” Since she started looking at her vegetarian daughter and granddaughter as an adventure, we have been treated with some wonderful dishes, including this torte that she made for us recently. It is such a perfect example about how a change in diet doesn’t have to be a negative experience for the family members around you. They themselves might become inspired. For those who want to try cooking kale, but are nervous about bitterness, this is a perfect dish to compliment it. Plus, we enjoy this with well salted sweet potato fries. A delicious dinner, that the recently turned picky eater, Serafina, loved. Her Nana must have inspired her!

Kale and Fontina Torte

  • 2 cups of Kale, loosely chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2/3 cup of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded fontina cheese

1.Preheat the oven to 375

2. In a salted pot, boil the kale. When cooked, remove it with thongs and strain out all the excess water.

3. In a saute pan, saute the onion and garlic until translucent. Then stir in the kale, salt and pepper.

4. In a mixer, combine the eggs, milk, and cheeses. Stir together for 30 seconds. Remove from mixer, and add in the kale.

5. Place in a well greased baking dish, and bake for 50- 60 minutes.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. caryn permalink
    December 21, 2011 12:50 pm

    Man, Vicky is getting racy in her semi-retirement…removing kale with thongs? I should have known though…apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 😉

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