Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kale Chips

In our CSA basket, we've been getting a lot of greens and kale this winter. Lucky for us in Florida, there's still some good produce being harvested locally! I've found some good recipes for preparing greens, but am always looking for more variety! One sure-fire way to eat up a bunch of kale that is extra tasty is kale chips! It's incredible how easy they are to make and how good they are! One friend said, "they're awesome!...just don't eat them next to potato chips." Very true. They are a great snack, but for professional snackers, you won't be fooled. :)

The same friend cooked up several baking sheets worth of kale chips to bring to a party. Her 3 and; 5-year old girls demolished the heaping bowl of kale chips on the way over to the party! I told Shelby to try a chip before she could have dessert. She grabbed one and, with a big smile on her face, took a big bite. After 3 chews, the smile disappeared, she declared she didn't like it, and "returned' the chip to her plate. Oh well. Must be an acquired taste. Her loss.....more for us!

photo courtesy of Smitten Kitchen

Kale Chips 

1 bunch of kale
1 T olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Wash and dry kale. Remove the thick stems/ribs and tear into large pieces.
3. Toss kale in olive oil.
4. Spread out in a single layer on two baking sheets.
5. Sprinkle salt on top.
6. Bake for 15 minutes until crispy.


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