10 June 2011

[make: Kale Chips.]

I had heard about Kale Chips ... they're supposed to be killer great, packed with an amazing amount of nutrients.  I thought I'd give them a try ... 

I read a few recipes online, and came up with something on my own.  All the recipes were pretty basic ... 

Kale Chips:

I started with some kale.  Duh.  


... washed it, broke it into bite sized pieces - removing the stems.


... placed the pieces onto a baking sheet, covered with parchment paper.


... I poured 1 tbsp of olive oil in a measuring cup, and tossed in a tsp or so of some cajun spices I found.   Sure Slim ... ha!!  


... I painted the leaves with my mixture ...


... and baked them at 375F for about 13minutes ... 


Were they good?  Hmmm ... well - they were far from being a chocolate-fudge sundae.  But they weren't awful. They are very, very thin ... and the initial bite almost has the texture of perfectly baked phyllo  pastry.  I liked that ... but what I didn't like, was the veins of the leaf after the crispiness was gone ...  Maybe I didn't bake them long enough?  And because they're so thin, they were un"dip-able".  Originally, I had thought I would use them with guacamole ... but there is no way they could scoop anything.  They were far too fragile.

But I'm willing to try again ... 

And next time I'm going to increase the spices too.   I'm also thinking that maybe a mixture of honey and garlic would be good to paint on the leaves too.  Plain salt wouldn't be enough for me ... kale is a little bit too "green" tasting for my liking *grin*.

So ... what do you think?  Is this something you'd be willing to try??  Would your kids eat it?  Not sure if mine will ... maybe.

Ok.  That's it for this post ... well ... 

I'm CRAZY excited for the Canucks game tonight.  It's Game 5, and my hubby and I are heading into Vancouver for the game.  It's my final game of the season ... my hubby has a ticket for Game 7 - if it ends up happening.  Awe man ... we are SO close.  Anything less than a win tonight is going to be disappointing ... 

GO CANUCKS GO!!

And hey - have a great one!!

1 comment:

figandfennel said...

I make these all the time! Tips: definitely cook until completely crisp, I think it usually takes mine 30 mins. Also, remove spine and major veins before. Curly kale crisps the best. Delicious with no oil, just sea salt and lemon!