January 18, 2012 7 Comments
I love Kale. It’s great with eggs, salad, and stir fry. A new friend also recently introduced me to Kale pizza. I was at the co-op the other day picking up lunch on my break when I came across an end-cap filled with Kale Chips covered in seasonings and spices. My mouth began to water as I eyed the crispy vegetable seasoned with Turmeric. I happily picked up the package, ready to take the little gem back to the office with me when I noticed the price. $7.99 for a three-ounce package. New plan: buy Kale and make it myself. I grabbed a large bunch of Kale for $.99 and began to brainstorm the different flavors I could make. I settled on half habanero, half curry by the time I got home.
What you need:
1 large bunch of Kale
Seasoning of choice
1 T olive oil
Cut the stems off and rinse the leaves in a strainer or salad spinner. If you strain them, let them air dry or pat the leaves dry. They won’t crisp as well if they go in the oven wet. I left them in the sink and did something else. Life is too short to be pat-drying the nooks and crannies of Kale.
Toss them in the olive oil once they are dry. For mine, I tossed one half with habanero olive oil, and the other half with regular olive oil. Lay them in a single layer on a cooking sheet. Sprinkle your favorite seasoning over the greens. I didn’t want to add any sodium to my snack so I used curry powder on one half and just the habanero oil on the other.
Bake them in a 325 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. I kept a good eye on mine, checking them every four minutes or so. I would have been all annoyed if I burnt them beyond consumption. They cooked for about 13 minutes.
The Review They tasted great right out of the oven and even better as a night snack in front of a movie. So basically, they were really good and I ate them all. I have been thinking of them for days and will most likely make them for the roommates sometime soon.
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