April 8, 2011

Kale Chips

(photo from smitten kitchen)

Green Veggies. Eat more green vegetables, is what I hear the little nutritionist say in my head on a regular basis. But besides the usual spinach in salad, omelettes & green smoothies, as well as a smattering of others (asparagus, broccoli, green beans, yummy lettuces) I feel like I'm pretty boring in the choice of greens that I eat. What about collard greens, or even kale? I think, as I peruse the leafy greens at the grocery store. But usually I take the familiar road, and resist the siren call of the swiss chard.

I encountered a recipe on smitten kitchen, my most-read food blog, for baked kale chips, and I was intrigued, but didn't think much of it (probably because it was posted a couple weeks after I delivered a baby!) until yesterday, when I bought some kale, intending to puree it up for said baby. Then I remembered the kale chip recipe, and whipped up a batch before I knew it. They were light. And oh so crispy. And surprisingly...tasty (despite how kale tastes raw, which isn't so delicious).
So go make some of these lovelies!


1/2 bunch kale
drizzle of olive oil
sprinkling of salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wash kale & pat dry, then remove stems and center ribs. Cut or break into chip-sized pieces, then toss with olive oil on the pan. Be sure to place the pieces in a single layer to ensure crisping. Sprinkle lightly with salt, but don't overdo it! Bake until crisp, about 20 minutes. Eat as soon as possible.


phil said...

looks delicious. one we tried recently is: sunchoke chips

Shannon said...

what the heck is a sunchoke?

Frank Danley said...

It is really testy one,, Kale, all alone, contains around 33 calories and under 1 gram of fat for each glass. When you think about that as an ounce of potato chips contain 154 calories and 10.3 grams of fat, of which 1.1 grams are soaked, kale chips win. Regardless of the possibility that you sprinkle a serving of kale chips with a teaspoon of oil, for example, olive, you'll just include 40 calories and 4.5 grams of fat, which is still not as much as that ounce of potato chips. For more tips yo can search from thesis writing service.