Thursday, May 30, 2013

Garlicky Potato, Kielbasa and Green Chile Skillet

Garlicky Potato, Kielbasa and Green Chile Skillet recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Tender potatoes, salty kielbasa, crisp corn, green chile and spicy garlic scapes combine in this very tasty skillet meal. I just might have squealed to see that the garlic scapes were ready to harvest in my mom’s garden last weekend. I’ve been using them in place of the usual minced garlic cloves all week.

Garlicky Potato, Kielbasa and Green Chile Skillet recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Garlic scapes are the curling stalks of hardneck garlic plants. The stalks are cut off the plant in the late spring. (If the stalks are left on the garlic, they divert strength away from forming a plump bulb.) While the scapes are often discarded by farmers, they are both edible and delicious. The season for scapes is very short, so keep your eyes open for them. If you are lucky, you might be able to find some fresh scapes at your local farmer’s market.

* None of the ingredients need to be prepped in advance. Start the onion cooking, then chop the garlic and toss it in. You’ll have time to chop the rest of the ingredients and add things to the skillet as you go along.

Garlicky Potato, Kielbasa and Green Chile Skillet
Yield: 6 servings
(printable recipe)

1 small onion, diced into 1/2" pieces
4 garlic scapes, minced (about 3 tablespoons worth) or 3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large Yukon potatoes or red potatoes, diced into 1/2" pieces, about 3 cups worth
1 (13-15 ounce) kielbasa sausage or polish sausage, halved lengthwise and then sliced thin
3 ears of corn, kernels removed or 1 cup frozen corn or 1 can of corn, drained
1/2 cup roasted, peeled and chopped green chile, frozen chile works as well
1 tablespoon olive oil
kosher salt, adjust to taste
freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley

Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and garlic scapes to the skillet. (If you are using minced garlic cloves in place of scapes, wait to add the garlic after the onions have softened.) Let the onions cook for about 3 minutes and then add the potatoes. Stir to coat the potatoes with oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the kielbasa and stir. Cover again and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Once the potatoes are almost soft, add the green chile and the corn. Stir and continue cooking uncovered for 3-4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. Enjoy!

Garlicky Potato, Kielbasa and Green Chile Skillet recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. A delicious meal in one! And you make it look so pretty to with your photos.!

  2. Now that is a delish skillet. I love the one pot meal idea.

  3. I've been looking at a similar recipe to make while camping. This looks so much better! Have a lovely day Mary.

  4. I made a garlic scape pesto that was wonderful. I need to grow some garlic!

  5. I have never seen or eaten a garlic scape! That photo is pretty awesome, and I'm going to scour the farmer's market this weekend and try to find some.

  6. Mmm I love garlic scapes!! I'm keeping my eye open for them at the farmers market this weekend :) Love this dish...kielbasa makes any dish delicious!

  7. I have never had garlic scapes. Will have to look for some at the farmer's market! This looks so yummy - kind of like a hash which is always great in my book!