Kale has kind of been the "it" vegetable as of late. I feel like I am always hearing about it in the media, and had never tried it until recently. I found a Kale Chip recipe in Gwyneth Paltrow's My Father's Daughter cookbook, and decided it was too simple not to try. Plus, she compared them to potato chips when she was describing them, and I am a sucker for chips.
1 big bunch kale, stems discarded and leaves torn into roughly 1 1/2" pieces
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (I would use less next time)
coarse salt (I used sea salt)
Preheat the over to 400 degrees F
Toss the kale with the olive oil and spread out on two baking sheets.
Sprinkle with coarse salt and roast for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Eat like potato chips (and trust me, once you pop, you can't stop).
I am going to be honest here. I polished off the entire batch of kale chips myself (which was made from the entire bunch in my second picture). They were, in fact, like healthy potato chips, and I didn't feel guilty about eating them at all. Did I mention that kale (and green leafy vegetables in general) is a superfood?
Are you a fan of kale? How do you like to eat it? I would love to hear some different ideas. If you have made kale chip or want to try this recipe, I would love to hear from you. Enjoy!