Monday, April 16, 2012

Kale Chips

Sorry I've been MIA for a few days.. I'm down with a cold that's kicking my ass by leaving me with a horrid sore throat and the ability to barely taste anything.

To some of you this may be old news... pshaw, Kale Chips.

Well, I hadn't tried them before Saturday.  My kid isn't a huge kale fan so I don't usually buy it in big bunches and I cook enough for myself and spare him this one particular greenery and make salad for him instead.  But... yesterday when I went to the grocery store that I go to for veggies (yes, there is one particular grocery store that I go to for veggies, because they are the cheapest and the freshest) they had Kale for $.79/lb so I went and bought the biggest bunch I could find.

Now, most of the instructions for kale chips I saw were very simple and flat out.  OK. I mean, really... it's not rocket science.  But really, just oil and salt? Boring!   When I make sauteed kale I add minced fresh garlic, a bit of salt, red pepper flakes and a little of whatever else I fancy at the time.  So, in making my kale chips I did the same thing.

1 bunch kale, woody stems chopped off and torn into large bits.
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp granulated garlic

Preheat oven to 300°
cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil or parchment

In a large bowl add kale and olive oil, with your hands mix it up very well making sure all the kale is evenly coated with the oil.  Add the salt, pepper flakes and garlic.

Arrange kale on cookie sheet in a single layer and bake 10-15 minutes until crispy.

My kid who doesn't like kale.. Loved these! Score one for mom.

Going into the oven
Coming out of the oven