Potato and Kale Cakes

Yea! Two of my favorite vegetables are in season…potatoes and kale! 

I decided to make both of these delicious vegetables in the same dish!

The original recipe is from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and uses bacon. I left the bacon out because I didn't have any and I am a firm believer in using what I have on hand, not running to the supermarket for everything little thing I need.

I found this recipe simple and easy. The longest part is just waiting for the potatoes to cook. To save time, don't peel your potatoes. There are vital nutrients in the skin. They mash up just fine and add a nice texture to the cakes.


Potato and Kale Cakes

  • 6 russet potatoes or 2 lbs of red potatoes or fingerling potatoes
  • 1 bunch kale (3 – 4 large leaves), ribs removed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 leek
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter


Set a large pot of water to boil.

Wash potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.

Add potatoes to pot. While potatoes begin to cook, chop the kale and leek. You will only use the white and light green parts of the leek. Halve it lengthwise and then thinly slice.

Add the kale and leeks to the boiling pot.

Cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife.

Drain and transfer vegetables to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add cayenne pepper. With a fork or potato masher, mash potato mixture until a few lumps remain.

Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Form potato cakes with your hands and cook them in skillet until golden on both sides, about 4 minutes each side.

Serve with additional veggies and/or an animal protein like eggs or chicken.


Health and blessings,


Randi's passion is to teach people the importance of getting into the kitchen to cook! When people get into the kitchen to cook, they can control their health and their waistline. She uses fresh ingredients and traditional foods in her cooking like butter.  She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, exercise enthusiast and a consultant for an international marketing company.

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