Deviled Ham and Kale

Deviled Ham and Kale

2 lbs fresh kale
1 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons bacon fat, or butter
2 cups diced, cooked, smoked ham
1 teaspoon mustard
2/3 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Wash kale, trim off and discard coarse stems. Place kale in saucepan with boiling water. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until almost tender. Remove from heat and add next 3 ingredients. Turn into a casserole dish. Mix ham with White Sauce and mustard. Spoon over kale. Mix bread crumbs with melted butter.  Sprinkle over the top. Place in a preheated oven at 400*, 10 minutes or until brown. serves 4.