Saturday, August 18, 2012

Kale can't eat just one

I was a little apprehensive about growing kale. Mainly because I don't really like kale. Or I should say, I don't really like sauteed kale. I am pretty much a once a year sauteed greens (beet, kale, chard) kinda lady. So growing kale would mean finding new uses for it. After seen pins all over Pinterest for kale chips a few weeks ago it would seem that others are looking for new things to do with kale also. I decided to try kale chips with small bit of kale in case we didn't like them. First I washed and dried the kale. I used only the leaves (more later on what I did with the stalks) and cut them up into what I thought would be manageable size "chips". I tossed the kale with 1tbs of olive oil (or until they are coated) and sprinkled with 1/2 -1 tsp of salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Keep and eye on them so that they aren't burning. The kale will get darker as it cooks.
Once cooked, cool and store in an air tight container. The chips only keep for about a day or two before they start to get soggy so I make small batches. Turns out kale chips are good. I actually had to stop myself from eating them so that there would be chips for my family to try. My kids love them. But, I am pretty sure that kids love anything called a "chip".

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I am going to make these to bring to a party tomorrow!