Friday, September 28, 2012

Kale Chips

This summer The Ballplayer went to work for a couple hours a week on a farm. Really, if I had my way he would have worked there every day because he came home smiling and talking about vegetables in a way I had never seen before. It inspired him to start a garden in our back yard even through I really didn't have time this summer for it. Through his working at the farm I was exposed to what the farm offered which was a weekly organic vegetable delivery service. If you know me, I love my vegetables. So to get them brought to me weekly is a treat. A treat that cost me pennies in comparison to going to the store.

The first week there was a huge bunch of kale in my delivery. I love some kale in the winter. Zuppa Toscana is a favorite of the family. But it was summer. I had heard of the diet world making Kale chips. To be honest I hadn't tried because that's just scary sounding. But ok, I'll anything once. And if I like it, I wont share. Alright, kale chips where have you been all of my life? These are amazing! Crazy crispy and you'll never know they are a veggie! I made one tray and ate the whole tray. Word to the wise, season lightly, the kale shrinks and the the seasoning becomes more than you think. I'm not sure that there will be any kale for sauteing up in the future!!

Kale Chips
bunch of kale washed and dried
tsp olive oil (or cooking spray)
your favorite seasoning

cut or tear the whole rib out of the kale and tear or cut into chip size. They will shrink so dont make too small
I am going to wash and spin in my salad spinner. I love this tool
place on a tray
drizzle very little oil. Rub it all over the leaves. You could use a cooking spray for this and I didn't think of this until after I made them.
Season. I used a creole seasoning and used a little too much so go easy
Bake 375 for about 15 minutes
They are paper thin and crispy
These are all mine!!


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