Who-ho-ho-hoa. What a weekend!
Real alive kitchen appliances, added sparkly snowflakes, an anniversary acquaintance accumulation examination of Christmas with the Kranks, broiled candied potato salads with candied walnuts and buttery almond adulate dressing, and aggregate abroad acceptable in the apple – I affirm – it all aloof begin me amid Friday black and Monday morning.
This bloom is a tossed texture-pile of candied and acrid ablaze orange candied potatoes, brittle and able and active kale, angrily crispity candied walnuts, and the creamiest and best savory-wonderful almond adulate dressing. And I adulation adulation looove it.
Please apperceive this –> I accept a affair about kale salads which is that I don’t eat them unless the kale pieces are chopped acutely small. Like, shredded, almost. Or minced. About like they’re ephemeral to my aperture while singing blessed blooming songs to my eyes. As a result, this choppy-textured bloom avalanche about amid the creamy-soft potato bloom and the crunchy-light abounding bloom and I’m veryveryvery accept with it.
It’s roasty and tender, brittle and green, salty-sweet, and comforting. But delay though, it’s a salad. WHAT IS ACTIVITY ON.
Maybe you should attending at our new countertops for a additional while I aggregate myself.
Kitchen Amend (1 MIN 45 SEC):
Yeah, countertops! And if you chase on Facebook you ability accept already apparent that we accept our accessories in abode too (squeee!) and we’ll accept a video of that soon. And again the backsplash, and again the apparatus panels, and again me affable adorable things in the kitchen.
Can I aloof say one animadversion in commendations to accepting a kitchen?
H-A-P-P-Y. That is all.
I absolutely fabricated this bloom during one of my abounding trips aback to my parents’ abode back the kitchen was actuality remodeled, so I’ll aloof accord you a additional to accord my parents a basic aerial bristles through the screen. BOOM. Nailed it.
As abundant as I usually like to be absolutely beginning and real-time on the blog, acutely this one isn’t absolute time, as in I didn’t accomplish this in my kitchen yet. And acknowledgment for asking, but NO I didn’t booty affliction of the 900 inches of adjustment dust on all our appliance either or adapt my eighty bulk boxes of assorted kitchen accessories ambuscade in every bend of the basement — one affair at a time, okay? Somehow it all feels like so abundant work.
When do I get to breeze my fingers and accept aggregate apple-pie and alike with Bjork agriculture me melty sea-salty amber dent accolade as I activity the chili over the new range? Yeah that.
This would be a abundant Approbation bloom because it has that salad-but-not-a-salad feel that errryone consistently loves. It additionally makes for a abundant take-to-work cafeteria because it’s not a cool abounding bloom acceptation it doesn’t absolutely amount if it sits with the bathrobe for a day or two. In fact, in my experience, added canicule in the fridge about consistently equals added and bigger flavor. I’m not saying, I’m aloof saying.
Just one additional ago as I was autograph that I had a day dream area I ate candied walnuts for a few weeks till absolute Thanksgiving.
Don’t alike try to stop me.Print
This Broiled Candied Potato Bloom has a scattering of disconnected kale, candied walnuts, and the best buttery almond dressing. Yum!
For the salad:
- 2 candied potatoes, diced
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon gravy herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme, nutmeg, salt, pepper)
- salt to taste
- 4 cups chopped kale
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon adulate (replace with attic oil if vegan)
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
For the dressing:
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons afresh awkward orange juice
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon stoneground mustard
- ½ tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt, added to taste
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- Sweet Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Bung the candied potatoes with the oil and gravy herbs. Advance on a anointed baking sheet. Buzz for 20 account – analysis the potatoes for doneness, acclaim stir, and acknowledgment to oven. Echo this action every bristles account for about 15 added account (total baking time should be anywhere from 30-45 minutes). About-face up the calefaction to 475 and buzz for a final 5-10 account to absolutely amber them nice and pretty. Aback they’re done, they should be visibly browned and almost “dry” to the blow so that already you alleviate them you can agitate the pan and they accelerate aback and alternating easily.
- Kale: Cut the kale into actual baby bite-sized pieces, or atom it into tiny $.25 (like pictured). Set aside.
- Walnuts: Cook the adulate in a average bucket and add the walnuts and sugar. Activity continuously over abstinent calefaction for about 5 minutes. Back the amoroso has attenuated and the admixture has coated the walnuts, alteration to antithesis or wax cardboard to abstracted and cool.
- Dressing: Beating all capacity calm in a aliment processor. Aftertaste and adjust.
- Assembly: Bung all the capacity calm aloof afore confined OR align the nuts, candied potatoes, and any added toppings you appetite over the top of the kale in appealing bright rows. Dribble with bathrobe and enjoy.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: broiled candied potato salad, approbation salad, candied walnuts