Friday, January 28, 2011
Kale Chip Heaven
You're going to think I've gone off the deep end; I thought so too. I read in our local CSA newsletter that kale can be baked into chips like potato chips. I was very, very skeptical. How could a green leafy vegetable be turned into potato chips. Besides that, how in the world could it taste good and who, in their right mind, would eat it? The recipe was so easy it was hard to pass up, so I decided to try it and sacrifice four leaves from the bunch in our weekly delivery.
I cut off the stem ends and placed whole leaves on a cookie sheet. I drizzled a little olive oil over the top and sprinkled some sea salt and ginger over them. I baked them at 325 F for less than 20 minutes. Keep a close watch on them and don't let them burn otherwise, apparently, they'll turn bitter.
Oh my, if you like potato chips with a little pizzaz and spicyness or if green goodness and novelty is your forte, this is the most wonderful way to eat kale I have ever tried. These are so easy to make, you can't go wrong, other then you may have a few green leafy pieces stuck between your teeth, but that's a small price to pay for eating kale chips. Meanwhile I'm working each day on my woodworking and tile making and I appreciate the advice I get from all of you via email and comments.
Excuse me, I've got to go now. There are only a few chips left and their crunchy green goodness is calling me. Comments are welcome. By the way I have changed comments so everyone can comment based upon a reader informing me that my comment restrictions were, well too restrictive. So if you've tried to comment in the past and weren't able to I think I have fixed that. So comment away. I'd love to hear from you.
Oh my, I'm eating something green that's good for me and I just can't get enough. Really I'm not kidding you, I looooove these! I'm in kale chip heaven.