12 cups water
1 bunch kale, trimmed (about 4 ounces)
3 cups cubed red potatoes (about 1 pound)
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups diced onion
2 tablespoons chopped Basil or Sage
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Bring water to a boil in a large pot; add kale. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid. Chop kale and set aside.
Add potato to reserved cooking liquid in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; partially mash potatoes. Stir in kale and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, diced onion, and chopped sage/basil. Cook 12 minutes or until browned. Combine potato mixture, onion mixture, green onions, and pepper. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Divide potato mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patties on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
Broil patties for 5 minutes or until browned. Garnish with additional basil or sage, if desired.