Thursday, February 17, 2011

Please Tell Me You Know About Kale Chips...

I'm probably the last to know about (or try) kale chips, but I have to evangelize here a second. They are amazingly light and crispy and so un-kaley! Even my nephew who shuns all things green was begging for these little guys.

Here's how you make them:
  • Wash and dry your kale (I've used the darker, flatter Tuscan kale as well as rufflier traditional kale, both are great - use whatever's available)
  • Cut out the center rib of your kale and chop into pieces (3 to 5 per leaf)
  • Toss with a little olive oil and salt (use salt sparingly, these guys shrink up!)
  • Lay pieces in a single layer on a parchment-covered baking sheet (crowding them too much will cause them to steam instead)
  • Roast at 350F for 15-20 minutes or until crispy & still green (don't let them get brown! Brown = bitter)
  • Enjoy!
  • Check your teeth for kale bits before leaving the house
And get used to the phrase, "I want more kale!" because it's gonna happen.

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