Friday, March 4, 2011

Kale Chips

i heard it said recently that if you're at a loss what to blog one day, you can always resort to posting a favourite recipe. Well around these parts, my failure to come up with a creative thought or two for you usually results in a post about the history of goat teats or the analysis of a piece of poo. Not a recipe. (and by the way, our goat and Vulva Watch is just fine still. No new updates and not a lot of change. I'll spare you the pictures again today.)

But as I set about making one of my favourite snacks today, I thought I'd share it with you.
I discovered my love of kale chips a year or two ago and it continues to be a favourite around here.

Buy nice curly kale and wash it well.

Break the kale up into chip-sized pieces, avoiding the hard spine of the leaf in the middle.

Toss with a bit of olive oil and salt.

Lay out on a cookie sheet, well spaced.

Pop into a preheated oven at 350 degrees and cook for about 12 minutes. Check often at the end to assure the leaves aren't getting brown. You want to cook it long enough so they remain green but get crispy. Otherwise they will be bitter.

Now i love a product called nutritional yeast. (on popcorn it's awesome too!) You don't have to use this, but it gives the kale chips a nice cheesy taste, and is full of nutritional value for us, like a ton of B vitamins. You can read more about nutritional yeast here. If you choose to use the yeast, sprinkle some on immediately after taking the chips out of the oven.

Scoop into a bowl and this crunchy treat is ready to eat.

"Green chips" are a fave of T.Rube's!


Thelma said...

mmmmmmm, kale chips!

(nice pics, J. Rube and good call on the recipe is definitely one worth sharing!)

Hiromi said...

My fave too!! Actually my boys ask for them all the time! :)

m said...

you notice they leave an odd aftertaste though.....kind of like garlic breath, but "kale breath"??????

I love them anyways!

Renee said...

Love these! Made them after you told us about them a year or so ago. Tasty.

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