Monday, April 18, 2011

Catching Up with Some Kale Chips

April is such an odd month around here with Winter finally on its way out and Spring trying to make an appearance. The same goes for sports in our family, Kailey has just finished up her longer-than-usual basketball season making it all the way to the New England Regional Finals. We lost our first game by a couple baskets by a girl who we could have passed as Shaq’s sister…she was that tall!

Here’s a pic I took at the tip off of the game. You can’t see Kailey’s face (she’s at center) but you can see her feet and how far she tried to jump for the ball (keep in mind Kailey is taller than me and the tallest on her team) all while  her opponent’s feet didn’t even leave the floor! lol Needless to say the poor girls were swatting at flies the rest of  the game trying to get the ball!

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So with basketball wrapped up and no more traveling for games, I am thrilled to have more time on the weekends to spend in the kitchen…hence my lack of recipes on the blog lately!

The other night I did manage to cook up something that I have been wanting to try for quit some time, kale chips. Everyone in the food blog world raves about them and now I know why!

Kale Chips

  • 1 head of Kale
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • parmesan cheese

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Preheat oven too 325 degrees. Take the kale leaves off of the stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash them thoroughly, I put mine in a salad spinner to get them nice and dry.

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Next, toss the kale with the olive oil and s&p, spread out on a sheet pan. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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Bake for about 15-20 minutes. The kale should be crispy and slightly browned around the edges. Keep an eye on them, toss them half way through as they can burn very easily!

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They definitely are crispy and delicate. I loved the addition of the cheese, it added just the right amount of saltiness! The girls weren’t around to give them a try but hubby was and lets just say he is hooked!

Next time I will be adding some apple cider vinegar instead of cheese, I am a sucker for salt n’ vinegar chips!

Want to jump on the kale chip bandwagon?

Go ahead and give them a try if you haven’t already, you just might surprise yourself!

7 comments:

  1. I love making potato, sweet potato and beet chips but I'm not sure about kale chips. They just don't look appetizing to me!

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  2. Kale chips are something terrific. Thanks for the recipe. The cheese is a new twist.

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    Wow will have to try these Kale Chips, I keep buying Kale because I know it is so good for us, it is my bunnies favorite Green, by the time I think I may saute it, I have already fed the bunny all week with it LOL.

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  4. I will have to try this. We VitaMix so we always have Kale. Thanks for sharing. Come Visit Mommy Ramblings at Carly67.wordpress.com. We have a lot of great give-aways that have low or no entries.

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  5. i've tried them but i just can't get into them...not my fav!

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  6. I've been wanting to try kale chips for a while now. I love kale in our smoothies, but I haven't done anything else with it before now.

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