Recipe Box, Pan Fried Kale Ribbons with Sauteed Garlic

You’ve just got to try this, even if you think you don’t like kale, you will be a convert!


Holy Guacamole, this is so good~


The first time I had it was at the Flora Bama Yacht Club, a definite dive bar and diner on the Florida/Alabama state line  [photo source]

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It just happens to have fabulous food created by a rising star, local chef [photo source]

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I know Guy Fieri is on his way there any minute for an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

lobster with fried kale

Did I mention the kale was only the garnish for the Lobster corn dogs I ordered?

lobster with fried kale

The lobster corn dogs were really more like Lobster Tempura, but I paid no attention to the lobster until every last little precious green morsel was gone

Seriously, it’s that good~

AND so easy to make at home ๐Ÿ˜‹

hushpuppies with kale

I used prewashed, chopped kale


You can’t beat it for convenience, but the down side is that all the stems haven’t been removed


Drizzle some quality [extra virgin, cold pressed] olive oil into a large skillet and add freshly minced garlic.  Heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes, until you start to smell the garlic


Add kale and stir. It will wilt down like spinach

If you see any thick stems as you’re cooking, remove them and set them aside to discard


Cut the large pieces down with kitchen scissors as needed, turning them into ribbons


The kale is ready when it starts to darken, softens and then begins to crisp

hushpuppies with kale

Panfried Kale Ribbons with Garlic

Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 8 oz chopped kale enough to fill a big salad bowl
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Drizzle olive oil over the bottom of a large skillet, about 2 Tablespoons. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add kale and stir. Stir occasionally and add more oil if if looks dry.
  • Remove any large stems as you cook, and snip kale into smaller pieces with scissors if desired.
  • Kale will wilt down and start to darken. Kale is done when it begins to crisp. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Makes 4 servings
Keyword kale, panfried Kale ribbons with garlic, sauteed kale

This makes a great accompaniment to just about anything…we had it with some Cheddar & Chive Hushpuppies that will be posting soon  ๐Ÿ˜Š

panfried kale and hushpuppies

Juicy Details

you can find another printable version of Pan Fried Kale Ribbons with Garlic here

Use fresh loose kale from the produce section if preferred.  Wash thoroughly and remove center stems.  Cut leaves into ribbons

You can find my recipe for Lobster Tempura here

lobster tempura with sweet chili aoli

You might also like Kale, Pear and Prosciutto Pizza here

kale pizza

Or Sausage Dip with Kale and Spinach here

Eat your greens!


I’ll be sharing with the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

Memories by the Mile

11 Responses to “Recipe Box, Pan Fried Kale Ribbons with Sauteed Garlic”
  1. Lynn says:

    I bet I would like kale this way! I’ve heard about Flora-Bama… Can’t remember exactly where though:@)

  2. I love Kale…always have and it is such the rage now….love how you paired it with the pizza and the dip…!! Have a great weekend!…and Happy Valentines Day!

  3. Mary says:

    Jenna, I have to try this recipe with one of those bottomless bags of chopped kale! It sounds like a great accompaniment, especially with your Cheddar & Chive Hushpuppies ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. shopannies says:

    never had the opportunity to enjoy a dish like this. I believe it would be super tasty
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  5. Miz Helen says:

    We love to go out to the garden and pick the kale and saute it in the skillet, it is so delicious. Did you say Lobster Corn Dog, Jenna, I must have one of those! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I love kale with garlic, it makes eating your veggies all the more tastier. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  7. These are some yummy looking kale recipes! And it’s so pretty as a garnish too. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Life With Lorelai

  8. Brittany says:

    I have to confess that I’ve never tried kale…this makes me want to though! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week ๐Ÿ™‚

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