Kielbasa, Apple and Kale Hash

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by Amber on October 29, 2011

Last weekend, I met up with my pals and fellow New Jersey based food bloggers, Nancy and Stephanie. Farmer’s Market strolling and lunch on the agenda, we met at the Morristown Farmer’s Market. I’d never hit that one up before, and I’m sure glad we did.

While I love our Scotch Plains Market, the Morristown one had a lot more organic offerings, and a lot more variety in meat and fish. Nancy immediately directed me to a vendor towards the corner of the L-shaped market where people were grilling up sausage and bacon on a portable George Foreman outdoor grill. Pork-filled free sample goodness is exactly what I needed to see on that sunshine-filled Sunday morning – I hadn’t eaten breakfast!

The premise for this Sunday Supper started with that walk around the market. The first stall I visited had blue potatoes. The skins were similar in thickness to red bliss potatoes, but had a wild blue-purple hue. Inside, they’re a creamy white, just like red bliss. I had to have them. In that same stall, big bunches of kale looked too pretty to pass up.

Next, a bag of sweet Vidalia onions. Lastly, that beautiful sausage. I love it when a package reads so simply. Ingredients: pork, water, curing salt, garlic, seasonings. Now, this stall called the sausage Kielbasy. But where I come from, it’s Kielbasa. So that’s what I’m calling it!

Once home, I had another stroke of inspiration in the tart green apples tucked away in my crisper drawer. Adding in a good bit of seasoning and some fresh herbs, this hash came together in a matter of minutes and spectacularly so. For lunch the next day it was even better!

I desperately wanted to serve this hash with a beautifully poached egg on top, but the poaching Gods were not with me on this one. After four failed attempts with as many eggs, I gave up and we ate as-is. It was still plenty delicious.


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Katrina October 29, 2011 at 8:11 PM

This sounds lovely!

Amber October 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Thanks so much, Katrina. It’s always so lovely of you to comment. I hope you make this – it’s so super easy, and freaking delicious!

Jamie | My Baking Addiction October 29, 2011 at 9:23 PM

This looks amazing, Amber! My mom calls it Kielbasy – I’m with you though – it’s Kielbasa!

Amber October 30, 2011 at 6:34 PM

We’ll rebel together!

Nancy @sensitivepantry October 30, 2011 at 8:03 AM

It was such a nice day…good friends, good food, good weather! I love this simple dish and can nearly taste the flavors as I read through the recipe. Good one, my friend!

Amber October 30, 2011 at 6:34 PM

It really was, Nancy. Thank you so much for dragging me out. Best day I’ve had a in a while.

Tracy October 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Oh I so wish I could have gone to the farmer’s market with you ladies! This hash looks absolutely heavenly; the Polish girl in me is totally drooling over that lovely kielbasa. This is definitely one dish I have to try!

Amber October 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Tracy, you’re going to love it! So good, I’m still thinking about it, even though the leftovers are long gone.

Kristin October 30, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Om my goodness… that looks so yummy. I love potato and kielbasa for fall food :)

Amber November 1, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Thanks, Kristin! Me too :)

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray October 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM

This looks like a great winter meal, especially if the poaching gods would cooperate ;)

Amber November 1, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Right?? Man, I so wanted that poached egg. But I wasn’t willing to waste any more eggs to get there!

SweetSugarBelle October 31, 2011 at 2:13 PM

YOu’re always making me HUNGRY =)

Amber November 1, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Haha, at least I’m good at something!

S. November 1, 2011 at 7:33 AM

For those not so close to the above farmers market, the Trenton Farmers Market on 960 Spruce Street in Lawrence Twp 08648 is an excellent farmers market. There is a great selection of Polish ingredients. Many more vendors than what is actually listed on the markets website.
thetrentonfarmersmarket dot com

Amber November 1, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to check out that Trenton market too. We love to go on road trips and find new ones.

Sharon November 1, 2011 at 9:31 AM

The name ‘Trenton’ probably scares people from going but it is in Lawrence Township 08648. Safe, lots of parking and next to Halo Dairy (just walk over from the Farmers Market parking lot) which is a great stop for those w/children because they can see the milk being put in cartons on the production belt. Even if your not a child since it always kept my husband interested and he is way, way out of childhood.

Very nice recipe. Will give it a try with our kale from the garden. Thanks

hiddentrenton dot com/?p=54

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction November 2, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Ooh, love the flavor combination in this one! And, I have to say that I love the dish as-is, sans poached egg. :)

Christine Saul November 4, 2011 at 8:21 AM

i made this last night for dinner–it made a large amount, but was gobbled up by my boyfriend. i barely had enough to take to work today! i see us having this again in the future. thanks for such a good recipe!

Tracy November 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM

I made this a couple nights ago and both hubby and I loved it! It definitely made it into our regular meal rotation. Thanks Amber for a great dish!!

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