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Monday, March 23, 2009

Greens for Green: Kale Chip Recipe

kale in colander
For the Colors of the Rainbow series.

I'm not the best recipe writer. I left out, not one, but two ingredients when writing up my last kale recipe. I've made edits to the kale salad — go check it out — it's even better with garlic and nutritional yeast.

Now, with two kale recipes here at Green Kitchen you'd think I was a some sort of kale lover. I'm not. I just find it extremely exciting when a "superfood" becomes superyummy to me and my family. This one's from Sarah at urban.praire.forest, who served kale chips the first time we visited.

Kale Chips
One bunch of curly kale
Olive oil
Sea salt

Wash kale and cut the leaves off of the big stems (I slide a sharp knife along the stem). If the pieces seem too big, tear them into chip size — the bigger the pieces, the longer it takes to crisp up, but don't make them too small. I usually leave the kale in my sink colander (my favorite kitchen tool, ever!) to drain. Put the drained kale in a bowl and dowse with some olive oil. I've never measured, I just make it like I would a salad. Sprinkle with a healthy pinch of salt. Toss. Spread onto cookie sheet (mine has sides). Bake in 350 degree oven until crisp. I check several times, stirring them around to even out the cooking. If some kale seems to be taking a lot longer to cook, I remove the already crisp ones and start eating. Enjoy.

Here's a pic of the finished chips.


Welcome, Darling Petunia. She's joined the Rainbow game.


For Anonymous Karen, the link to the crochet slipper pattern from my last post.
Anonymous said...

HELP! Could you post where you found the neat black and yellow slipper pattern and is it available for sale??? They look very comfortable, especially for someone with severe arthritic problems in their feet. It would be most appreciated.


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Anonymous Heather - CROQZine - Dollar Store Crafts said...

Here's a video of my 2yo son eating Kale chips... ha ha! He's usually an adventurous eater, but...

Wed Mar 25, 02:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blaize said...

Making food super-yummy is something at which you excel.

Wed Mar 25, 05:59:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous nancy said...

oh yay! i'm super excited about this, especially as we just signed up for a CSA box and I have a suspicion we are still in kale season. i like me some leafy greens but get tired of steamed! can't wait to try this.

Wed Mar 25, 09:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

I love hearing about all of your food adventures. It's fun to see that you are sticking to the rainbow theme.

Thu Mar 26, 05:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger patrice said...

I like all the leafy greens. Wish Annie would say "Yeah! Mama made kale chips!" Do they really get crisp?

Thu Mar 26, 08:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

kale chips!! what a great idea! I always have too much kale in my garden, and start to feel like I don't know what to do with it by the end of the growing season! I love this and can't wait to try it.

Thu Mar 26, 08:46:00 PM PDT  
OpenID nubivagant said...

i love kale chips. we sometimes make them the way you do but more often we use our dehydrator for them and instead of olive oil and salt make a sauce with bell pepper that gives them a mild cheesy taste! kale chips are probably my sons favorite food!

Thu Mar 26, 11:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tania said...

This sounds like a plan with potential: how to smuggle 'green' into small people's stomachs. Thank you for the hot chip tip!

Fri Mar 27, 02:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger kat said...

bought my curly kale today, & cannot wait to give the recipe a try!

Sun Mar 29, 04:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Angela said...

wow - we love kale and grow and eat tons around here, but i have never heard of kale chips. i will definitely make these. Thanks!

Sun Mar 29, 04:29:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous steph said...

we love kale chips--well, they just don't *know* they do ;)

I learned to crumble them into other foods as a seasoning and, it being one of the easiest things to grow in the garden, kale rates itself in my mind as a superfood!

Wed Apr 01, 09:29:00 AM PDT  

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