Garlicky Roasted Potato Salad with Wilted Kale and Tahini Dressing

Garlicky Roasted Potato Salad with Wilted Kale and Tahini Dressing

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August 6, 2009

Adapted from Gourmet, December 2008. If you like, par-boil the potatoes until about halfway cooked to give them a head start.

  • Makes: Serves about 6.

Ingredients

4-6 slices bacon (optional)

2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into big bite-sized pieces

canola or olive oil

4 garlic cloves (3 thinly sliced)

1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1/4 cup tahini

2 Tbsp. water

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2-3/4 lb. kale, stems and center ribs discarded and leaves very thinly sliced crosswise

Directions

1Preheat oven to 400°F.

2If you're using bacon, lay the strips on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, until crispy; remove the bacon and set aside, leaving all or some of the drippings on the pan.

3Spread the potatoes out on a single layer on the pan, and shake it around to coat them, adding a drizzle of oil too if you think it needs it. (If you didn't use bacon, just drizzle the potatoes liberally with oil and toss them about to coat.) Sprinkle with salt and pepper, bump up the oven temp to 450°F and roast for about 10 minutes, stirring once or twice. Stir in the sliced garlic and cook for 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with cheese and roast until cheese is melted and golden in spots, about 5 more minutes.

4Meanwhile, purée tahini, water, lemon juice, remaining garlic clove and salt in a blender until smooth. Add a bit of water if the sauce is too thick.

5Toss kale with hot potatoes and any garlic and oil remaining in pan, then toss with tahini sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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